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Miracol

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Director:
Bogdan George Apetri
Production:
The East Company Productions (Oana Iancu, Bogdan George Apetri), Cineart TV Prague, Tasse Films
Running Time:
118’
Language:
Romanian
Country:
Romania, Czech Republic, Latvia
Year:
2021
Main Cast:
Ioana Bugarin, Emanuel Pârvu, Cezar Antal, Ovidiu Crișan, Valeriu Andriuță
Screenplay:
Bogdan George Apetri
Cinematographer:
Oleg Mutu
Editor:
Bogdan George Apetri
Production Designer:
Mihaela Poenaru
Costume Designer:
Liene Dobrāja
Sound:
Mārtiņš Rozentāls
Colorist:Tomáš Chudomel

Synopsis 

Divided into two chapters, Miracol follows nineteen-year-old nun Cristina as she sneaks out of her isolated monastery to attend to an urgent matter. Her enigmatic journey takes her all around town, but she is seemingly unable to solve her problem and find the man she is looking for. Out of options, she returns in the evening only to meet an unexpected fate on her way back to the convent.
The second part of the film deals with forty-four-year- old Marius Preda, a determined police detective trying to understand what happened to her. Marius retraces Cristina’s journey, step by step, through all the places she visited. In a perfectly mirrored structure, his investigation uncovers clues and revelations leading not only to the unfathomable truth behind Cristina’s mysterious actions, but possibly, to an actual miracle as well.

Director’s Statement 

Miracol reveals itself through two opposing yet complementary facets of the same lens: a realistic vision of the world, versus a faithful one. The story works equally well when experienced from the pragmatic angle of faithless viewers or, in contrast, when perceived from a religious, supernatural, immaterial perspective. The film does not answer questions, but simply offers a straightforward starting point towards a mysterious, valid, unique and unrepeatable terminus point in each spectator’s soul. It brings to the fore the duality of this equation: the perfectly realistic approach to a story that, on the other hand, can be entirely interpreted in a spiritual way—but only if one wishes to.

producers/distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Oana Iancu, Bogdan George Apetri - The East Company Productions
Dr. Iacob Felix, Nr. 101, Ap. 12
011036 – Bucharest, Romania
Tel. +40 740301855
oana@theeastcompany.ro

PRODUCTION 2: Viktor Schwarcz – Cineart Tv Prague
Jankovkova Nr. 1587/8
170 00 – Prague, Czechia
Tel. +420 777220364
261711044@iol.cz

PRODUCTION 3: Aija Berzina – Tasse Film
Kr. Barona Street 32-6
LV1011 – Riga, Latvia
Tel. +371 26466014
aija@tasse.lv

WORLD SALES: Mathieu Delaunay – Memento International
Tel. +33 6 87 88 45 26
mathieu@memento-films.com
sales@memento-films.com

PRESS OFFICE: Simone Devlin – Premier
2-4 Bucknall Street
WC2H 8LA – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 207 292 5097
miracle@premiercomms.com


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