Dinner. Father and Mother are eating when the son shows up, carrying an injured dove. “What is that?“ asks the father. “What does it look like?” replies the son. The mother has a look at the dove and continues doing what she is doing. “I want the dove to stay”, says the son. “Impossible”, says the father. “I want the dove to stay and I want a cage for the dove”, insists the son. “Who will pay for that?” asks the father. “You”, says the son. The mother doesn’t say a word. Later on father and mother meet in the bedroom… —Transilvania International Film Festival
Adrian Sitaru is a Romanian director, producer and actor, born in 1971. He is the author of several short films, of which Valuri (Waves, 2007), the most well-known, has received numerous prizes. Notably, he also worked with Costa Gavras in the making of Amen. (2002).
His first feature film, Pescuit sportiv (Hooked), for which, besides being the director, he also wrote the script, has been screened in film festivals from Toronto, Palm Springs, Estoril and in the main competition of the 2009 Premiers Plans Festival in Angers, France.
In 2010, his latest short film, Colivia (The Cage) won the DAAD Short Film Award at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).