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The film “Otto the Barbarian” was shot for the first time in Sweden


The film captures the moment in the life of a 17-year-old punk teenager who is facing the death of his girlfriend. The cast includes the actors Marc Titieni (starring), Adrian Titieni, Ioana Bugarin, Ioana Flora, Mihaela Sîrbu, Iulian Postelnicu, Ana Radu, Constantin Drăgănescu. Prior to the screening, an interview with director Ruxandra Ghiţescu was broadcast by Johannes Mayer, program coordinator at the Stockholm City Library / Kulturbiblioteket.

Otto the Barbarian is a film made for the viewer experience in a movie theater, an experience I worked on in detail through sound, music and image. It is a great joy for the film to reach the Swedish public “, said the director Ruxandra Ghiţescu.

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“Otto Barbarul”, whose screenplay is signed by director Ruxandra Ghiţescu, had its world premiere in 2020, in the official competition of the Sarajevo International Film Festival. The film was awarded at the 2021 edition of the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF, Romania) with the award for best feature film during the Romanian Film Days. She also had the most nominations at the Gopo Gala, the 2022 edition. Ioana Flora won, for the role of Mirela, in the film Otto the Barbarian Award for Best Supporting Actress on May 3, the night before the film premieres in Sweden.

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Ana Drăghici is the image director, and Dana Bunescu signs the editing. The film’s producers are Iuliana Tarnoveţchi and Oana Praţa, and Anda Ionescu is the executive producer. The feature is co-produced by Alien Film in co-production with Polar Bear and Alien Films Entertainment.

The production is made with the support of the National Center of Cinematography and Eurimages, co-financed by Shelter Prod., With the support of Taxshelter.be & ING and the European Union’s Creative Europe Program.

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