A comment in the middle of lunch leads to a severe family argument that seems to sabotage its members’ trust irreversibly.
Just like in Hooked, his first feature that competed in Bafici 2009, Sitaru lays out a moral dilemma. Actually, lots of them, which nurture, overlap, liquefy, recompose and decompose each other. Few contemporary filmmakers can make films like Illegitimate, with such rawness and courage, and the scarily fun idea of joining these characters in their intimate roller coasters. Sitaru takes us into family dinners and leads us to an incredibly violent war that changes its direction, with each side alternatively finding victory, but that’s just an illusion. The furious, passionate discussions and reactions of parents, children, and siblings in this incredible –yet realistically filmed– family are the basis for a black comedy that’s not afraid of blowing everything up in the air. JPF
D: Adrian Sitaru G: Alina Grigore, Adrian Sitaru F: Adrian Silisteanu, Alexandru Timosca E: Mircea Olteanu, Theo Lichtenberger DA: Elena Manea S: Ioan Filip, Dan-Stefan Rucareanu P: Anamaria Antoci PE: Yohann Cornu, Stanislaw Dziedzic, Klaudia Smieja CP: Domestic Film, Film Produkcja, Damned Films I: Adrian Titieni, Bogdan Albulescu, Cristina Olteanu, Alina Grigore, Robi Urs
Versatile. Alexandre Moreau T +33 176 216 168 E firstname.lastname@example.org W versatile-films.com
He studied filmmaking in Bucarest, and made his debut as a filmmaker in 2008 with the feature Hooked, followed by Best Intentions (2011) and Domestic (2012).