Romania, Germany, France


Toma meets Ana while they are both studying literature at university. Ana has a mild neurotic disorder and suffers from panic attacks. Toma follows her to every dark corner she ends up in, he fights his parents when they reject her, he accepts being a father and marries her, he becomes her babysitter, her driver, her everything. Toma appears to be in control of the couple’s relationship, when in fact he just gravitates around a woman he can not understand, pushing his endurance to the limit, trying to save her.

When Ana overcomes her fears and becomes adapted to the outside world, Toma remains alone, trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together, striving to understand the whirlwind that he has gone through.

Director's Biography

Calin Peter Netzer was born in 1975 in Petrosani, Romania. His first feature film “Maria” (2003) was screened in prestigious festivals, won awards in Locarno (Special Prize of the Jury and the Bronze Leopard) and it was nominated for the EFA Awards. His 2nd feature, “Medal of Honor” (2009), was selected in more than 30 festivals and awarded in Thessaloniki, Turin, Miami, Durres, Los Angeles and Zagreb. “Child's Pose” (2013) reiceived the Golden Bear at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, and is the only Romanian feature to have received this award. With his most recent feature, “Ana, mon amour” (2017), Calin returns to the Official Selection in Berlinale and wins a Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution.


2003 MARIA

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Calin-Peter Netzer

Written by: Calin-Peter Netzer, Cezar Paul Badescu, Iulia Lumanare

Produced by: Oana Iancu, Calin-Peter Netzer

Cinematography: Andrei Butica

Editing: Dana Bunescu

Production Design: Mihaela Poenaru

Costume Design: Augustina Stanciu

Make-Up & Hair: Christina Paul

Sound Design: Dana Bunescu

Cast: Diana Cavallioti (Ana), Mircea Postelnicu (Toma)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2017