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Several Conversations About a Very Tall Girl

Bogdan Theodor Olteanu
Câteva conversaţii despre o fată foarte înaltă
Romania 2018 / 70’
Sauvage Silent Mist

Lesbian mumblecore from Romania. Two girls start chatting online, at first about a different girl who was once close to both of them. They decide to meet. Romance is in the air. Conversations lead to coffee, coffee to wine, wine to sex. Getting closer, however, comes with a growing disparity in their expectations: one of them is looking for someone to join her in a safe space, while the other has no fear about confronting life and is ready to jump in the deep end. Several Conversations About a Very Tall Girl is an intimate, independent film with a cast of four actresses: in addition to nuances of the characters' erotic and emotional lives, it also reveals prejudices against LGBT people in Romania, which the characters have also internalized. This debut film by director Bogdan Theodor Olteanu (he is also the screenwriter and producer) is also the first film for the actresses, the cinematographer, the sound designer and the set designer. As a result, it is somewhat unpolished, which, however, creates the feeling that you are watching a sincere and unforced work.

Adam Kruk

awards

TIFF 2018 – Best Romanian Feature Film

Bogdan Theodor Olteanu

Bogdan Theodor Olteanu is a Romanian filmmaker without formal training. Before he began making films, he was a rugby player and an investigative journalist, and he also worked in sports marketing and political communication, as well as the theater. He made his debut in 2014 with the shortfilm SundayMorning, before making two more the following year. His first full-length feature film, Several Conversations About a Very Tall Girl,which he directed, wrote and produced himself, premiered in May at the Transylvania International Film Festival.

Filmography

2014 Duminică dimineață / Sunday Morning (short)

2015 Dumneavoastră, tu / I do not know which Maria (short)

2015 Lampioane chinezești / Chinese Lanterns (short)

2018 Kilka rozmów o bardzo wysokiej dziewczynie / Câteva conversații despre o fată foarte înaltă / Several Conversations about a Very Tall Girl

Cast & Crew

director Bogdan Theodor Olteanu
screenplay Bogdan Theodor Olteanu, Ana Ivan, Denisa Niţă
cinematography Mihai Marius Apopei
editing Tudor D. Popescu
music Ana Enescu
cast Silvana Mihai, Florentina Năstase, Denisse Moise, Ana Ivan
producer Bogdan Theodor Olteanu, Gabi Suciu
production Atelier de Film UNATC, Popski Film, Venetic
language Romanian
colouration colour