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Nuanţă a sentimentului, delicateţe, fineţe, precizie, frumuseţe mignonă a secvenţei cinematografice. Sculpturi psihologice în bobul de orez cumpărat de la hypermarket." -- Cristian Tudor Popescu (Gandul)
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A comedy about people, animals and their complicated relationship.

DOMESTIC is Adrian Sitaru’s third feature film, following „Pescuit sportiv/Hooked” (2008) and „Din dragoste cu cele mai bune intenţii/ Best Intentions” (2011), both awarded in numerous prestigious festivals.

It is a story about us, people who eat the animals they love and the animals that love people unconditionally. A rabbit, a hen, a cat, a dog and a pigeon pass through the lives of the main characters, influencing their evolution.

Wonderfully surreal, painfully real, this is the story of children, adults and animals who live together trying to have a better life

The film follows the story of three main characters – Mr. Lazăr (Adrian Titieni), Mr. Mihăeş (Gheorghe Ifrim) and Toni (Sergiu Costache) – and their animals, all having to live together in the same community of a block of flats. Engaged in a series of funny, absurd and yet realistic events, each of the three characters completes the story of the others, influencing it in a certain manner.

“I wanted a simple, funny and touching film altogether. Inspired largely from childhood, the film is based on a few stories with domestic animals (and not only), children and parents. These are stories in which, from what I’ve seen, many people, not only in Romania, find themselves. They are universal stories, in which the children, the animals and the adults come to interact accidentally, but the destinies, both of the people and of the animals, are intertwined, influence each other and are irreversibly changed. Let’s look a bit around us: how many people in the parks and on the streets have animals? how many of our neighbors have at least a fish-bowl or a parrot? just look at how much animals are present in our life, from TV commercials, to songs, in family names, stories, films, internet and so on. I think we greatly need animals and they needs us as well and from here I realized just how much we love and literally eat at the same time our animals. I tried to put all this into the film through the eyes of a child for whom life is simple, cruel, mysterious and very funny at the same time, and the adults are the same: good, cruel, without logic but very funny and…I stop here. The rest is in the film.”

Adrian Sitaru

Penesh - Curcanul Cezar - Iepurele>

Gala screenings/previews

March 15th  - Deva - Teatrul de Arta, 19:00

March 16th  - Sibiu  - Teatrul Gong, 19:00

March 19th  - Sibiu  - Teatrul Gong, 18:00

March   8th  - Bucharest - ArCub - special screening for animal lovers, followed by a debate on the theme "The interaction between man and animals", 19:00

March 21st  - Bucharest - Cinema Pro, 20:00

March 22nd  - Cluj-Napoca - Cinema "Florin Piersic", 20:00

March 23rd  - Timisoara - Sala Ion Vidu (Music Highschool), 19:00

March 24th  - Oradea - Cinema Cortina (Shopping City), 19:00

Bucharest

Hollywood Multiplex Bucuresti

Movieplex Plaza Bucuresti

Cinema STUDIO Bucuresti

Grand Digiplex Baneasa

CINEMA CITY AFI Palace

CINEMA CITY Sun Plaza

NCRR/ MTR (March 22nd, 18:30 and 20:30)

NCRR/ MTR (March 23rd, 19:00 and 20:30)

PATRIA Caffe 3D

Cinema Europa

Cinema Scala

The Light Cinema

Cluj-Napoca

CINEMA CITY Cluj

Cinema "Florin Piersic"

Ploiesti

CINEMA CITY Ploiesti

Cinema PREMIERA

Arad

CINEMA CITY ATRIUM ARAD

Oradea

Cinema Cortina

Craiova

Cinema PATRIA

Targu Jiu

Cinema SERGIU NICOLAESCU

Targu Mures

Cinema „ARTA” (sala Flora)

Calarasi

Cinema ORIZONT

Timisoara

Aula BCUT (March 24th, 18:00)

Aula BCUT (March 25th, 19:00)

Aula BCUT (March 28th, 19:00)

Mioveni

Casa de Cultura a Sindicatelor "Dacia" Mioveni (March 24th, 18:00)

Bucharest

Grand Digiplex Baneasa

CINEMA CITY AFI Palace

CINEMA CITY Sun Plaza

Elvira Popescu/ French Institute (English subtitles)

UNION Bucuresti (April 1st, 19:30)

PATRIA Caffe 3D

Cluj-Napoca

CINEMA CITY Cluj

Ploiesti

CINEMA CITY Ploiesti

Oradea

Cinema Cortina

Sibiu

Studio Astra Film (March 30th, 19:00)

Fagaras

Municipial House of Culture - March 29, 17:00 (with Zilele Filmului Romanesc “Romanian Film Days” Caravan)

Turda

Dreamers Club - March 30, 18.00 (with Zilele Filmului Romanesc “Romanian Film Days” Caravan)

Zalau

House of Culture - April 2, 18.00 (with Zilele Filmului Romanesc “Romanian Film Days” Caravan)

Hunedoara

House of Culture - April 4, 17.00 (with Zilele Filmului Romanesc “Romanian Film Days” Caravan)

Medias

Traube Hall - April 5, 11:00 (with Zilele Filmului Romanesc “Romanian Film Days” Caravan)

Bucharest

Grand Digiplex Baneasa

-Friday - 13:25

-Saturday, Sunday - 15:40

-Monday - 14:40

-Wednesday, Thursday - 13:20

CINEMA CITY AFI Palace

-Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 19:40, 21:30

-Wednesday, Thursday - 21:50

Cinema City Sun Plaza

-Daily - 15:30

Elvira Popescu French Institute (Subtitled in English)

-Thursday, April 7th, 19:00

UNION Bucharest

-Saturday, April 6th, 15:00

-Sunday, April 7th, 15:00

NCRR / MTR

-April 8th, 21:00

-April 10th, 21:15

Arad

ATRIUM CINEMA CITY

-Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 17:40

-Saturday and Sunday, 12:00

Cluj-Napoca

CINEMA CITY Cluj - 13:40, daily

Ploiesti

CINEMA CITY Ploiesti - 14:00 daily

Oradea

Movies Cortina

-Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 16:10

-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 12:00, 16:10

Vaslui

Eurocinema Silvermall Vaslui

-Friday, Sunday and Wednesday 18:15

-Saturday, 16:15, 20:15

-Thursday, 20:15

Slobozia

Slobozia Culture House (former cinema Galax), 19:00

Suceava

Stefan cel Mare University, Auditorium "Joseph Schmidt", Building F - April 11th, 18:00 and 20:00

Cugir

House of Culture - April 8 - 17:00 (with Zilele Filmului Romanesc “Romanian Film Days” Caravan)

Giurgiu

Center "Ion Vinea" - April 10, 20:00 (with Zilele Filmului Romanesc “Romanian Film Days” Caravan)

Bucharest

Elvira Popescu / French Institute (English subtitles)

-Saturday, April 13th - 17:00

-Sunday, April 14 th - 21:00

-Saturday, April 20th - 19:00

Grand Cinema Digiplex Baneasa

-Daily - 17:45

Cinema City Sun Plaza

-Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 14:00

Arad

Cinema City Atrium - Daily - 13:30

Ploiesti

Cinema City - Saturday, Sunday - 11:30

Brasov

Cityplex Brasov

-Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 13:45

-Saturday, Sunday - 11:30

Constanta

Cityplex Constanta

-Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 14:00

-Saturday, Sunday - 11:45

Vaslui

EuroCinema Silvermall

-Friday, Saturday - 14:15, 18:15

-Sunday - 16:15, 20:15

-Wednesday - 18:15

-Thursday - 20:15

Suceava

Stefan cel Mare University, Auditorium "Joseph Schmidt", Building F

-April 12th - 18:00 and 20:00

-April 13th, 16:00

Botosani

Unirea Cinema, Daily - 17:00

Targoviste

Culture House of Trade Unions, April 18th - 19:00 (with Zilele Filmului Romanesc “Romanian Film Days” Caravan)

Bucharest

Grand Cinema Digiplex Baneasa - daily, 12:55

Cinema City Sun Plaza - Saturday and Sunday, 11:40

Elvira Popescu - April 20th, 19:00 (French subtitles)

Arad

Cinema City ATRIUM - Saturday and Sunday, 12:50

Vaslui

Eurocinema Andlvermall Vaslui

Constanta

Cityplex

- Friday - April 19th, 19:00

- Saturday and Sunday - 12:00, 14:00

- Monday - Thursday: 14.00

Brasov

Cityplex Brasov - daily 13:15

Buzau

County Council Hall, April 20th, 20:00 (with Zilele Filmului Romanesc “Romanian Film Days” Caravan)

Resita

Cinema Dacia, April 25th, 19:00 (with Zilele Filmului Romanesc “Romanian Film Days” Caravan)

Iasi

Students’ House of Culture, April 26th, 19:00

Arad

Cinema City ATRIUM - 24:50 Saturday and Sunday

Cluj

Cinema Victoria, April 28th, 15:00 to 20:00 (in the Romanian Film Days Caravan)

With English subtitles

Targoviste

House of Culture, April 29th, 19:00 (with Zilele Filmului Romanesc “Romanian Film Days” Caravan)

Rezerva un loc

Cocoo - Gaina

CAST & CREW

Main cast

Adrian Titieni Mr Lazăr

Gheorghe Ifrim Mr Mihăeş

Sergiu Costache Toni

Clara Vodă Mrs Lazăr

Ioana Flora Ileana

Dan-Cristian Hurduc Alin

Ariadna Titieni Mara

 

Tania Filip Mrs Panait

Iulian Postelnicu BONO

Nataşa Raab Mrs Vereş

Marian Râlea Gigi Vereş

Sorin Cocis Mr Barbu

Gabriela Popescu Mrs Barbu

Adriana Gheauru Geta

Ecaterina Silişteanu Ari

Marc Titieni Victoraş

Nicholas Bohor TITI

Iulia Marcov The aggressive neighbour

Mihai Munteniţă TITI adult

Irina-Andreea Malcea MIMI

Delia Goia Ms Goia

 

Director & Scriptwriter Adrian Sitaru

Producer Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan/4 Proof Film

Director of photography Adrian Silişteanu (R.S.C.)

Editor Andrei Gorgan, Adrian Sitaru

Art direction Cristian Niculescu

Sound Tamás Zányi, Gábor Balázs

Costumes Mălina Ionescu

Make-up Dana Roșeanu

Music Sebastian Zsemlye, Adrian Sitaru

Co-producer Titus Kreyenberg / unafilm Germania

 

With the support of Romanian Film Centre (CNC), Eurimages, MBB Germany, TVR and HBO Romania

Quotes

Clara Vodă

“For him (Adrian Sitaru) and for us it is a step ahead. It is something different than what has been made so far in the Romanian cinema. A blend of realism and metaphor, a mix between the real and the imaginary through which, all the characters develop a distinct outline in a different light. I think it will be an important film for us all.”

Ioana Flora

“I really wanted to be part of this movie. The script captivated me at first sight. I liked the mix of comedy and drama, elements that Adi knows how to perfectly balance in him films.
It was an important experience, I was happy to have gifted colleagues, to be lead by Adi, that I greatly trust, to have Adi Silișteanu as DOP, that I overtly admire. I was lucky to have the feeling of being home, safe. A feeling that one greatly needs as actor and that sometimes comes quite late on the set. At „Domestic” I felt that from the very beginning.”

Adrian Titieni

“This project is challenging in many ways. It’s about life shared. Sitaru turns this story into the interaction of several distinct destinies, of several distinct people and their animals – which, in a way or another conjugate us, determine our existence and can help our relationships recover or can distroy them.
You will have the surprise of experiencing several sequences of an impressive length, where the relationships and situations are developed with great skill by Adrian Sitaru, who has an extraordinary understanding of normality, of orality, of the natural, of the appropriate attitude and the situational truth.”

Gheorghe Ifrim

“The movie "Domestic" represents the most important project in my artistic life so far. Working with the director Adrian Sitaru was a wonderful experience that brought me the satisfaction to perform a leading role (Mihăeș) and to collaborate with a very good team of actors and a professional technical staff.
I am truly excited and look forward to the premiere of the film.”

Sergiu Costache

“The collaboration with the "Domestic" team has brought a plus of experience to my developing career being at the same time also a stimulus for the coming projects. The family-like feeling that grew among the colleagues, the relaxed working environment that the director Adrian Sitaru succeeds in imposing, these are all ingredients that have turned my acting experience into a truly professional challenge. I’ve started acting with Sitaru. He knows me best, knows how to use my potential, he knows what I can. In fact, he taught me what it is to be an actor. I wish all my future projects would unfold in a similarly creative manner, together with such valuable people. ”

Pictures

Adrian Titieni Ariadna Titieni Clara Voda Danut Hurduc Gheorghe Ifrim Ioana Flora Sergiu Costache

Videos

Ţiţi - The Cat

Ţiţi - Pisica

Cocoo - The Hen

Cocoo - Gaina

Bobby - The Pigeon

Bobby - Porumbelul

Cezar - The Rabbit

Cezar - Iepurele

Penesh - The Turkey

Penesh - Curcanul

Patrocle - The Dog

Patrocle - Catelul

Ariadna Titieni

Ariadna Titieni

Dan Hurduc

Dan Hurduc

Clara Vodă

Clara Voda
Patrocle - Catelul

Press releases

News

Reviews

  • "Nuanţă a sentimentului, delicateţe, fineţe, precizie, frumuseţe mignonă a secvenţei cinematografice. Sculpturi psihologice în bobul de orez cumpărat de la hypermarket." -- Cristian Tudor Popescu (Gandul)
  • "Domestic e cu atît mai plăcut cu cît ştie să fie şi popular şi inteligent" -- Lucian Maier (Liternet)
  • "Adrian Sitaru (..) înţelege să vorbească despre morală şi absenţa ei insinuând mari dileme, ce conduc la alegeri decisive, care, la rândul, provoacă tragedii, în cele mai banale situaţii şi conversaţii." -- Mihai Brezeanu (Liternet)
  • "Sub pojghiţa umorului (sclipitor şi consistent, ce-i drept - sunt momente de râs irezistibil), luăm contact cu o insolită dramă de conţinut, profundă şi multistratificată, despre raporturile dintre oameni, evidenţiate prin revelatorul relaţiilor noastre cu animalele" -- Mihnea Columbeanu (Cinemagia)
  • "Domestic is a colourful drop of water in the Romanian New Wave" -- Stefan Dobroiu (Cineuropa)
  • "Domestic este un film cu animale, dar despre oameni. Domestic este un film cu animale sălbatice, dar despre oameni domestici. Domestic este un film cu animale domestice, dar despre oameni sălbatici. Domestic este un film cu şi despre animalele oameni." -- Chinezu
  • "E prima oara cand vad la un film (orice film) atatea cadre facute dintr-o bucata, in care actiunea sa fie dinamica, sa te tina cu ochii pironiti pe ecran" -- Nebuloasa
Ţiţi - Pisica

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