Adrian is a poor Romanian writer trying to make it in Spain, while grappling with the prejudices that are inflicted both upon and by him. An unabashed romantic with a temper to boot, he divides his time evenly between typing out his woes and attempting to woo the dreamy-but-doomed Maria, a Spanish musician.
Tudor Giurgiu is a member of the European Film Academy, a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow. He is the founder and President of the Transilvania International Film Festival, as well as the founder of the Full Moon Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, the Libra Film production house, the Transilvania Film distribution outfit, the Cityplex cinemas complex, and the Gopo Awards Gala.
Giurgiu studied film directing at the I. L. Caragiale National University for Theatre and Film Arts in Bucharest and worked as a directing assistant for Lucian Pintilie and Radu Mihăileanu. In 1997 he was selected as an artist in residence at the 911 Media Arts Center in Seattle through the Artslink project. He produced and directed commercials and music videos, was the General Director of the Romanian Television.
His feature debut, Love Sick, was included in the Panorma section of the Berlinale in 2006 and received numerous international awards. His second feature, Of Snails and Men, enjoyed both local success as the Romanian film with the largest number of entries in 2012 and international recognition: Special Jury Prize in Warsaw, Best Film in the Punto di Encuentro of Valladolid, and Best Film in SEE Film Festival in Los Angeles. His third film, Why Me?, a troubling thriller based o a real corruption based on a real and troubling corruption story, premiered in Berlin in 2015 and received awards in Sofia, Miskolc, and the Tarkovsky IFF. His short Superman, Spiderman or Batman won best short at the European Film Awards, among others.
Giurgiu also produced or co-produced films including Peter Strickland’s Katalin Varga, which received a Silver Bear in Berlin in 2009 and the European Discovery prize at the European Film Awards; Eran Riklis’s 2010 Locarno audience award winner The Human Resources Manager; Fanny Ardant’s Cannes 2009 selection Ashes and Blood; Toronto and San Sebastian 2013 selection Cannibal; Romania’s 2015 Oscar proposal The Japanese Dog; Radu Mihăileanu’s 2016 The History of Love; and Stere Gulea’s 2018 Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time.