Scarred Hearts

"SCARRED HEARTS" CELEBRATED ITS WORLD PREMIERE IN COMPETITION AT THE LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL 2016 AND WON THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE AND DON QUIJOTE PRIZE OF THE FICC/IFFS.



A HI FILM production in co-production with KOMPLIZEN FILM in association with BORD CADRE FILMS, in collaboration with THE POST REPUBLIC, developed with the support of CINEMART, SOFIA MEETINGS, with the support of ROMANIAN CNC, STUDIOUL DE CREAȚIE CINEMATOGRAFICĂ AL MINISTERULUI CULTURII, MEDIA PROGRAM OF THE EU and EURIMAGES,
with the participation of CINEMA CITY, ADEPLAST SA, COVALACT, HENKEL ROMANIA, HAVAS, AUDI ROMÂNIA, METRO CASH & CARRY ROMÂNIA, ING BANK ROMÂNIA, ZENITH ROMANIA, FARMACIA DONA, LIBRA INTERNET BANK, CLINICA MEDICALĂ HIPOCRAT 2000 and HBO EUROPE.

2016 | DCP | 1:1,85 | 5.1. Mix |141 Min
(screening format 4:3)


Synopsis

1937. Emanuel, a twenty-year old young man suffering from bone tuberculosis, is admitted to a seaside sanatorium. A free adaptation of the writings of M. Blecher.

“My whole effort consists of writing a good, readable book, but that may be too vague for you, so I will explain more. … It is a document of human value, applicable anywhere. Even in my search for character names I made sure to pick well-chosen names, with a general resonance. I will make it so that the reader does not wonder where it is all happening and cares only for the events and cases described. It is so riddled with harsh, heart-wrenching realities that I may have to give up some of them. …. There will be graver, more overwhelming realities, operating rooms, bandages changed in white, cold, terrifying clinic rooms and love stories between plaster-clad patients.” (a fragment from a letter written by M. Blecher to poet Geo Bogza, 1936)


Cast

with Lucian Teodor Rus, Ivana Mladenovic, Ilinca Hărnuț, Șerban Pavlu, Marian Olteanu, Alexandru Dabija, Dana Voicu, Fernando Klabin, Adina Cristescu, Sarra Tsorakidis, Larisa Crunțeanu, Marius Damian, Bogdan Cotleț, Gabriel Spahiu, Alexandru Bogdan


Crew

Written and directed by Radu Jude
Director of PhotographyMarius Panduru Rsc
Production DesignerCristian Niculescu
Costume DesignerDana Paparuz
Make UpBianca Boeroiu
SchnittCatalin Cristutiu
Sound RecordistJürg Lempen
Sound DesignerDana Bunescu
Line ProducerIoana Draghici
Associate ProducersJamal Zeinal Zade, Dan Wechsler
Co-producersJonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade
ProducerAda Solomon


Awards

Locarno International Film Festival 2016, Competition: Special Jury Prize and Don Quijote Prize of the FICC/IFFS
Hamburg Producers Award for European Cinema Co-Productions to Komplizen Film and Hi Film Productions
Haifa International Film Festival - Special Mention
Mar del Plata International Film Festival - Silver Astor for Best Director, Signis Award for Best Film in Competition and ADF Award for Best Cinematography


Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival 2016, Competition
Sarajevo International Film Festival
Filmfest Hamburg
BFI London Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montreal
Busan International Film Festival
CinEast, the Central and Eastern European Film Festival
Warsaw International Film Festival
Film Fest Gent
Haifa International Film Festival
Mostra Sao Paolo International Film Festival
Viennale – Vienna International Film Festival
Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist
CPH:PIX
Leeds International Film Festival
Minsk International Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Seville International Film Festival
Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival
Ljubljana International Film Festival
Tallin Black Nights Film Festival
Mar del Plata International Film Festival
International Film Festival of India in Goa
Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema, New York

Distributor / World Sales

World Sales: Beta Cinema (www.betacinema.com/)
Distributor: Real Fiction Filmverleih (www.realfictionfilme.de)


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