Luca (20) seduces girls and then leaves them in the hands of his friends at the Black Sea port Constan?a. But when he meets the beautiful and exuberant Veli, Luca falls in love… It’s summer down the Danube river. The music is loud, the cars are fancy, the girls are tanned and Veli runs away from home to Luca’s bed. First love has never felt more dangerous. –Cannes Film Festival
Cătălin Mitulescu (born January 13, 1972 in Bucharest) is a Romanian film director. He graduated from the UNATC in Bucharest in 2001.
He is best known for the short film Trafic (Romanian for “traffic”), which won him the Short Film Palme d’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and for the debut feature The Way I Spent the End of the World (Romanian: Cum mi-am petrecut sfârşitul lumii), which was screened at the 2006 festival. —Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
the best thing about Loverboy was the open space in which the character lives. Not only the design, with the small, open restaurant next to it, where danger can invade at any time, but also Lucas transit movements through places who could, but won't shelter him, including his relation to Veli. Perhaps a bit too antibourgeois, but then it draws its suspense out of pointing at this specific attitude in the audience.
Not a really great Romanian realism-thing, but I do like how the film portraying its reality while trying to achive its tragedy. Like most of Romanian New Wave thing, the film did gave a quite concrete problem. But I do like how the film didn't feel like to put its realism under the feet of humanity.
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