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Andrei Cretulescu – Charleston #Locarno70

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A touch of surreal and incursions of the 70’s Italian comedy

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7 min. and 7 sec.

PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Andrei Cretulescu, director of the film Charleston.

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FRED’s Chiara Nicoletti meets Andrei Cretulescu who’s at the 70th Locarno Festival with his first feature film Charleston. The title refers to the particular music genre and Cretulescu explains how the title was perfect because it can be exported everywhere in the world without being translated. Charleston contains many explicit references to the 70’s Italian comedy and Cretulescu reveals how he grew up with that cinema and how he desperately look for a red and old FIAT 500 that could be function and sustain a road trip. Charleston finally describes how you can even become friends with a love rival when he’s the only one you can share the same pain with.

Charleston: a couple of weeks after the fatal car crash of his wife, Ioana, Alexandru is drunk and alone as he celebrates his 42th birthday. He receives an unexpected visit from Sebastian, a shy and younger man, who had been Ioana’s lover for the past five months. Sebastian wants Alexandru to help him overcome the despair caused by the woman’s death.

For the official page of the film on the festival website, click here.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Andrei Cretulescu
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Charleston
  • Festival section
    International Competition
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