Romanian director Cristian Mungiu (“4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days“) shot “Family Photos” (Fotografii de familie) under the radar from June 11 to July 24, 2015. Adrian Titieni (“Best Intentions,” 4Proof Film) is starring in the leading role.
Mungiu’s latest film is a family drama about parenting set in a small Romanian town where everybody knows everybody. It is the first feature in which Mungiu focuses on
a male protagonist, a doctor. The cast includes Lia Bugnar and Vlad Ivanov. Shooting took place mostly in the town of Victoria, but the story is not set
in that city. Thistime around Mungiu didn’t work his long time collaborator Oleg Mutu, instead chose young cinematographer Tudor Panduru.
The project received a production grant of approximately 430,000 EUR/1.91 m RON from the National Film Center at the beginning of 2015,
the highest funding for a feature film in that session. The director told FNE at the end of March 2015 that he hoped to work again with the coproducers
he had for Academy Award-shortlisted “Beyond the Hills.”
“Beyond the Hills” was produced by Mungiu through Mobra Films in coproduction with Why Not Production, Wild Bunch, Les Films du Fleuve (www.lesfilmdufleuve.be), France 3 Cinéma (www.france3.fr) and Mandragora Movies Romania.