In the chaotic days of December 1989. revolution that overthrew the Communist regime, the Transylvanian city of Sibiu becomes the scene of a violent assault on a Police unit that quickly escalates into a bloody confrontation between soldiers, police officers, civilian protesters and representatives of the secret police. In a desperate attempt to escape the siege, Police captain Viorel is captured by the army and thrown into an empty swimming pool along with hundreds of prisoners accused of being terrorists.
Tudor Giurgiu is a Romanian filmmaker, born in Cluj-Napoca in Transylvania. His directorial debut feature Love Sick was selected in the Panorama section of Berlinale in 2006, and awarded in several international festivals. His short Superman, Spiderman or Batman (2011) won Best European Short at the 2012. edition of European Film Academy Awards. Tudor’s second feature, Of Snails and Men, was awarded in Warsaw IFF and Valladolid IFF. He directed an unsettling legal thriller based on a real case of corruption in present-day Romania, Why Me? Freedom is Tudor’s fifth feature film. Giurgiu owns Libra Film, an independent production company.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Sarajevo Film Festival – C.I.C.A.E. Award for Best Film
Jameson CineFest – Miskolc International Film Festival – International Ecumenical Award for Best Film
DIRECTOR: Tudor Giurgiu
COUNTRY: Romania, Hungary
CAST: Alex Calangiu, Catalin Herlo, Ionut Caras
PRODUCTION: Libra Films, Mythberg Films
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