Archive of films The World Is Mine / Lumea e a mea

2015, 104 min

Section: East of the West - Competition
Year: 2015

Sixteen-year-old Larisa lives in a small coastal town in a social environment where image and money afford power over others. With courage and a dogged determination that commands and intimidates, Larisa attempts to attain just such a “dream.” Talented Romanian first-timer Nicolae Tanase captures the most intense period of a person’s life with skill and disarming authenticity.


Sixteen-year-old Larisa lives in a small town by the sea. Her relationship with her mother, who struggles with a lack of finances, is far from ideal, and in addition to that, the girl has to care for her helpless grandmother pretty much by herself. When Larisa falls in love with Florin, the local playboy, she acquires a powerful enemy in Anna, a girl from a wealthy family who is determined to get rid of her rival at all costs. The small-town world in which good looks and money play the leading role does not favor Larisa. However, the stubborn girl is ready to do whatever it takes to win love and admiration, and she resolutely pushes ahead to make her dreams come true…. In his low-budget debut, talented Romanian director Nicolae Constantin Tănase entrusted most roles to non-pro actors whom he discovered primarily via Facebook. Their perfectly natural performances significantly contribute to the authenticity of Tănase’s perspective on a period of life filled with defiance and heightened emotions.

Lenka Tyrpáková

About the director

Nicolae Constantin Tănase (b. 1985, Bucharest, Romania) comes from an artistic family, and his passion for storytelling became apparent at an early age. He graduated from FAMU International, subsequently continuing film directing studies at the National University of Theater and Film in Bucharest. His graduation short Outrageously Disco (2009) earned him several awards. He created the shorts Zombie Infectors 3 (2008), Next (2008), 12 minute (2013) and the multi-awarded BLU (2012). The World Is Mine is his first feature.


Libra Film Productions
52 Popa Soare Str., Et.1, Ap.4 Sector 2, 023 984, Bucharest
Tel: +40 213 266 480
Fax: +40 213 260 268

About the film

Color, DCP
International premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
Director: Nicolae Constantin Tănase
Screenplay: Raluca Mănescu
Dir. of Photography: Daniel Kosuth
Music: Vlaicu Golcea
Editor: Ion Tănase
Art Director: Adeline Badescu
Producer: Tudor Giurgiu, Radu Stancu
Production: Libra Film Productions
Coproduction: deFilm
Cast: Ana Maria Guran, Iulia Ciochină, Oana Rusu, Ana Vătămanu, Florin Hritcu
Contact: Libra Film Productions


Nicolae Constantin Tănase

Film Director

Tudor Giurgiu

Producer, Film Institution Rep.

Ana Maria Guran


Adeline Badescu

Production Designer

Radu Stancu


Raluca Manescu


Daniel Kosuth

Director of Photography

Tudor Petre

Sound Designer

Ana Vatamanu


Oana Rusu


Florin Hritcu


Ion Petru Tănase

Journalist, Film Editor


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