directed by Emanuel Parvu
A Kafkanian tale in modern days Romania.
Akilla Brown is forty-years-old and for the first time in his life, the clandestine cannabis grow operation he runs is legit. Only one year into government approval legalization, the pendulum of hypocrisy takes a toll and Akilla decides to cash out. While making a routine delivery on a cool, summer night, destiny takes an unexpected turn when Akilla confronts a firestorm of masked youths in an armed robbery.
DRAMA DCP - 2021 - ROMANIA/CZECH REPUBLIC - 100 min
CAST Bel Serban Pavlu, Ana Indricău, Teodor, Cucu Dumitrescu, Emilia Popescu, Crina Semciuc, Mihaela Sîrbu, Vlad Brumaru
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Romanian
PRODUCED BY Miruna Berescu & FAMart Association
Emanuel Pârvu was born in 1979 in Romania. He graduated the acting class from the Romanian National University for Theater and Film and holds a Master Degree in the Art of Acting and a PHD in the Dramaturgical Structures. He works as an actor and as a film & theatre director. He is known for his roles in: Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation& Tales from the Golden Age, Adrian Sitaru’s Art, Contantin Popescu’s The Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man and Pororoca, Dan Chisu's The Anniversary& 5 Minutes Too Late. He has written and directed several short films before his feature debut, Meda or The Not So Bright Side of Things, 2017 that had the World Premiere in the Official Competition of Sarajevo IFF, where it won Best Director and Best Actor Award. In 2019, his short Everything is Far Away was on listed among the 94 shorts qualifying for the Oscars 2020.