The Romanian feature Hello! How are you? (d. Alexandru Maftei, Los Angeles Premiere), shorts Bora Bora (d. Bogdan Mirică, West Coast Premiere) and Transylvania Girl (d. Sabin Dorohoi, U.S. Premiere) are featured in the 7th edition of the South Eastern European Film Festival in Los Angeles.
SEE Fest, the South East European Film Festival in Los Angeles has pioneered the concept of regional, cross-border programming with issue-driven films that tell a larger story about the Balkans and South East Europe, where borders of all kinds are fluid and porous just as often as poisonous. With an overarching goal of presenting multiple points of view, the festival unlocks the delicate doors into human existence and concerns of our time.
HELLO! HOW ARE YOU? (Bună! Ce faci?)
Los Angeles Premiere
(Romania, Romantic Comedy; 2011. 105 minutes.)
Director : Alexandru Maftei
Cast: Dana Voicu, Ionel Mihăilescu, Paul Diaconescu, Jordi Garcia, Ana Popescu, Ioan Andrei Ionescu, Sabrina Iaşchievici
Gabriel and Gabriela have been happily married for 20 years but the physical attraction is no longer there. Is this all life has to offer? After independently of one another they discover the same internet chat room and begin a secret romance online, they both fall in love … not knowing they have...
West Coast Premiere
(Romania, Short; 2011. 30 minutes.)
Director: Bogdan Mirică
Cast: Alexandru Potocean, Mirela Zeta, Ion Sapdaru, Teo Corban
A fisherman, caught in a drought and unable to fish, becomes unknowingly involved in criminal activities when he decides to grow crops for a foreigner.
TRANSYLVANIA GIRL (Fata din Transilvania)
North American Premiere
(Romania, Short; 2011. 15 minutes.)
Director : Sabin Dorohoi
Cast: Maia Morgenstern, Andreea Vasile, Orlando Petriceanu
Somewhere in the heart of Transylvania, in remote villages, odd traditions are still present... In this beautifully shot short film from Romania, a young man traveling to Sibiu for a business meeting makes a wrong turn and sets off a surprising chain of events.