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“Start a New World” hits the big screens in Romania, starting in November

The fiction short film “Start A New World”, directed by Luiza Parvu, based on a screenplay by Toma Peiu, was internationally premiered last Saturday, at the “Let’s CEE” Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Vienna. Starting on November 28, the film will also be premiered in Romania.
Inspired by stories shared by hundreds of thousands of Romanian emmigrants the the USA, including members of the scriptwriter’s family, “Start A New World” tells the story of an encounter in Pennsylvania, in 1908, where Ana Ciotlos is greeted by Petru, her husband’s cousin, at their home in the New World.
Florin Penisoara and Olimpia Melinte (known for the films “#Selfie”, “Cannibal” and “It Takes Three to Fence) are the lead actors of the film made in New York, at the end of last year. The remaining characters are played by Ioan Ardelean and Ioan Boeriu.
The film was produced by Root Films (Romania) in partnership with Focus Fox (Hungary) and penproduction.ro, and in association with  DaKino Productions, MDV Audio Studio and New York University Tisch School of The Arts (SUA). The film was financially supported by a crowd-funding campaign, supported by approximately 100 donors, but also by Romanian and American partners, who provided logistic support.
Grigore Lese has composed the soundtrack of the film. The creative team also includes Chinese camera operator Shan Jin, sound designer Laura Lazarescu, editor Tudor D. Popescu, scenographers Adriana Racasan, Lulu Petrescu and Erin Vassilopoulos, as well as visual artist Carmen Gociu. The production team further includes Adriana Racasan (producer), Andras Muhi, Gabor Ferenczy, Mihai Penisoara (co-producers), Dan Chisu, Mihai Orasanu, Caius Rapanu (associated producers) and Emily Nan Iason (unit production manager).

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