Romanian Film Festival Seattle 2020 [Online]

Otto the Barbarian (Q&A on Nov. 20)

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Zoom Q&A with director Ruxandra Ghițescu on Nov. 20 at 9:00pm PST! This talk will be LIVE on this page at that time, and will be automatically recorded and added to the end of the film playlist for later viewing. Please note: this film program and its accompanying livestream are available only to viewers in the United States.

Ruxandra Ghițescu’s debut film follows Otto, a teen-aged boy, as he wanders in the wake of his girlfriend Laura's suicide, struggling to cope. Sincere and psychologically accurate, the emotional register of Otto's grief ranges broadly from sadness, to love, and to happiness.

Impeccably acted by Adrian and Marc Titieni – a real-life father and son playing the same onscreen – Ioana Flora as Laura’s mother, and Ioana Bugarin as Laura, this emotional coming-of-age story had its world premiere only a couple of months earlier at the Sarajevo Film Festival, but has already received exceptional critical acclaim.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    110 minutes
  • Language
    Romanian with English subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
    US Premiere
  • Director
    Ruxandra Ghițescu
  • Screenwriter
    Ruxandra Ghițescu
  • Producer
    Iuliana Tarnovetchi
  • Executive Producer
    Alien Film, Romania
  • Co-Producer
    Polar Bear, Belgium
  • Cast
    Marc Titieni, Ioana Bugarin, Adrian Titieni, Ioana Flora, Iulian Postelnicu
  • Editor
    Dana Bunescu
  • Composer
    Octavian Albu