Archive of films Monsters. / Monștri.
2019, 116 min
Section: Another View
Dana and Arthur, a seemingly perfect couple, have been married for almost ten years. But as we follow them through the streets of Bucharest over the course of 24 hours, doubts, divergent needs, and struggles with inner demons persistently bubble to the surface. Directed with ample empathy, this relationship study touching on social taboos was one of the most distinctive debuts at this year’s Berlinale.
Dana and Arthur have been married for almost 10 years, and they seem like the perfect couple. But as we follow them through the streets of Bucharest over the course of 24 hours, doubts, divergent needs, and struggles with inner demons persistently bubble to the surface. Talented Romanian director Marius Olteanu divides this subtly narrated tale of social taboos into three parts: after focusing on the protagonists individually, he concludes with them as a couple. His empathetically directed relationship study, illustrating how we unintentionally always hurt the ones we love, was one of the most distinctive debuts at this year’s Berlinale.
About the director
Marius Olteanu (b. 1979, Bucharest, Romania). Filmography: Sunday Afternoon (2007, short), Reality Won’t Bite (2008, short), Why Don’t You Dance (2008, short), Tie (2015, short), No Man’s Land (2017, short), Monsters. (Monștri., 2019)
About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Luchian Ciobanu|
|Music:||Mihnea Bogos (Sound)|
|Producer:||Claudiu Mitcu, Marius Olteanu|
|Cast:||Judith State, Cristian Popa, Alexandru Potocean|
Director of Photography
Alexandra Alma Ungureanu Stroe
Set Designer, Costume Designer