Superman, Spiderman or Batman (Superman, Spiderman sau Batman)

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Part 1 of the Festival programme

5-year-old Aron sets out on a journey with his worried father at the end of which he wishes, like the superheroes in the comic books, to save his mother from her heart condition.

11 minutes

Best short film at the European Film Awards 2012
Valladolid Short Film Nominee 2012

DIRECTED BY: Tudor Giurgiu
WRITTEN BY: Doru Lupeanu
EDITOR: Eugen Kelemen
MAIN CAST: Bogdan Zsolt, Aaron Serban, Ovidiu Crisan, Elena Ivanca

About Tudor Giurgiu

Born in 1972 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Tudor Giurgiu is a member of the European Film Academy, founder and President of the Transylvania IFF and the Full Moon – Horror & Fantasy FF and initiator of the Gopo Awards – Romania’s national film awards. He is founder of the production company Libra Film, the film distribution company Transilvania Film and co-founder of local exhibitor Cityplex (11 screens).
Tudor’s debut feature LOVE SICK was selected for the Panorama section of the 2006 Berlin IFF and awarded at several international festivals. Between 2005 and 2007, he served as General Director of Romanian National Television (TVR). Tudor was involved as main producer in KATALIN VARGA by Peter Strickland (awarded with a Silver Bear at the 2009 Berlin IFF and as European Discovery at the European Film Awards), MISSION OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER by Eran Riklis and CENDRES ET SANG by Fanny Ardant. His second feature, OF SNAILS AND MEN, is a local box-office hit in Romania.

Q&A with the director

How long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing?
It took more than two years after I’ve read the wonderful script and after receiving the production grant from the Romanian Film Fund. I was too busy with other projects and waited to be able to focus on the short.

Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”?
Diversity, good films, and passion.

If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen?
Roman Polanski’s KNIFE IN THE WATER, Federico Fellini’s LA DOLCE VITA, François Truffaut’s JULES ET JIM, and Milos Forman’s LOVES OF A BLONDE for the sunrise.

What is your next project?
The feature CRISTIAN, a political thriller (inspired by real facts) about a young prosecutor who commits suicide when he realises his moral values are totally different from the values of the system he is working for.


. European short film of the Year (European Film Awards 2012)

. Best short film at the Aspen Shortfest (US) in the best fictional short movie category (April 2012)

. Award at Aspen Shortfest made Giurgiu’s film eligible for Oscar nominations in the Live Action Short Film section

. BAFTA L.A Short Film Prize

. Best short movie award at the KALIBER35 Munich International Short Film Festival (June 2012)

On the web

. Superman, Spiderman or Batman (2011) – IMDb
. Superman, Spiderman sau Batman (film presentation)
. Romanian short film ‘Superman, Spiderman or Batman’ awarded at Munich film fest 
. Superman, Spiderman or Batman – Best European Short Film 2012 
. Romanian “Superman, Spiderman or Batman” short film wins at the European Film Awards 

Film contacts:

Libra Film Productions
52 Popa Soare Street
023984 Bucharest
tel. & fax: +40 21 3266480


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