Sthorzina is the first part of a trilogy dedicated to the age between childhood and teenaging. The other two shorts are: The Scarecrow and Striptease. The film is a coproduction between Dash Film, Elefant Film (Romania), Bas Celik (Serbia) and The European Dance & Theatre Academy Skopje (Macedonia) and it was shoot in september 2013 in Romanian and Serbian shore of the Danube. The film was selected in more than 10 International Competition of International and National Festivals.
Viorel is 12 years old and he lives with his grandfather in a village near the Danube River. He helps his grandfather restore the figurines of an old broken merry-go-round that the old man wants to fix.
Mirko is the son of the local police officer in the village on the Serbian side of the Danube. Mirko fills his days playing on the computer in his father’s office. His favorite game is one with Second World War soldiers.
The two children have a remote controlled small boat which they use to send each over various objects. When Viorel finds a gun in his grandfather’s attic. The two children’s lives change.
International Competition Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival (France 2015)
International Competition Cairo Film Festival (Cairo, Egypt, november 2015)
Best Balkan Shorts – Sofia Interantional Film Festival (Sofia, Bulgaria, march 2015)
International Competition Vilnius Short Film Festival (Vilnius, Lituania, 2015)
Panorama – Vila do Condo Short Film Festival (Portugal, july 2015)
Odense International Short Film Festival (Odense, Denmark, 2015)
Kinemastik Short Film Festival (Malta, august 2015)
FilmCaravan Short Film Festival (Italy, july 2015)
European Competition Leuven Short Film Festival (Belgium 2014)
Viorel – Andrei Rotaru
Mirko – Pavle Cemerikic
The Grandfather – Remus Margineanu
Dragan – Nebosja Glogovac
Nea Mitu – Serban Pavlu
Vica – Ana Ciontea
Director – Dan Radu Mihai
Screenwriter – Dan Radu Mihai
DOP – Tudor Mircea, RSC
Producer – Dan Burlac / Jelena Mitrovic
Art Director – Iuliana Vâlsan
Editor – Eugen Kelemen
3D Artist – Russel Boyd