The Japanese Dog
The Japanese Dog

The Japanese Dog

Director Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Production year 2013

Length 85min.

Country Romania

SYNOPSIS

What does it take to change a solitary life? After twenty years, an old man, widowed by the recent floods in a small Romanian village, and his son, living in Japan, see each other again. Their expectations run high, and during this brief reencounter they try to overcome the distance that has grown between them. When his son and his family have to part, they leave him a Japanese Robodog as a souvenir of their visit that will change his life forever.

CAST & CREW

Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Director

Producer

Tudor Giurgiu, Bogdan Craciun

Script

Iona Antoci, Gabriel Gheorghe, Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Director of Photography

Andrei Butica

Production designer

Cezara Armasu

Sound

Vlad Voinescu, Flip Mureşan

Edit

Dragoş Apetri

Cast

Victor Rebengiuc, Serban Pavlu, Laurentiu Lazăr, Kana Hashimoto, Toma Hashimoto, Iona Abur, Alexandrina Halic, Toma Cuzin

Production company

Libra Film

Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Jurgiu graduated from The National University of Theatre and Film I. L. Caragiale, Bucharest, in 2009. He directed 4 short films while in school. One of them, Oli’s Wedding, was selected to participate in many festivals and won the Best Սhort Աward in Leeds, 2009. In 2012, he shot his first feature The Japanese Dog. His latest short In the Fishbowl was selected for the Cinefondation competition in Cannes 2013, where he was awarded with the 3rd Prize Cinéfondation Ex-aequo.


Filmography

Oli’s Wedding (2009), The Japanese Dog (2013), In the Fishbowl (2013).

FILMS 2014