France, Romania, Bulgaria, Qatar


Roman returns to the land near the border with Ukraine he has just inherited from his grandfather. Fully decided to sell this vast but desolate property, he is warned by the local cop that his grandfather was a local crime lord and his men will not let go of the land - and their smuggling business - without a fight.

Director's Statement

Up until 2005 Bogdan was a publisher, an advertising writer and a novelist, but he was so passionate about film that he attended Westminster University in London where he majored in Screenwriting. After he graduated, he returned to Romania and, in 2011, wrote and directed his first short film, BORA BORA, that earned him the Best European Short Film Award at the Angers Film Festival and the Best Rumanian Short Film at the Transylvania Film Festival. His film was picked by several other festivals, including Locarno, Warsaw and Thessaloniki. In 2014, his feature film project DOGS was selected for the Cannes Ciné Fondation Workshop.

READ the interview with director Bogdan Mirica

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Bogdan Mirica

Written by: Bogdan Mirica

Produced by: Elie Meirovitz, Marcela Ursu

Cinematography: Andrei Butica

Editing: Roxana Szel

Production Design: Augustina Stanciu

Costume Design: Elena Stoyanova

Make-Up & Hair: Gabriela Cretan

Original Score: Codrin Lazar, Sorin Romanescu

Sound Design: Hervé Buirette

Main Cast: Dragos Bucur (Roman), Georghe Visu (Hogas), Vlad Ivanov (Samir)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Discovery - Prix Fipresci 2016