Bucharest, 1972. Ana, 17, dreams of love and freedom. One night, while partying with her friends, they decide to send a letter to Metronom, the musical program that Radio Free Europe broadcasts clandestinely in Romania. It is then that the Securitate, Ceausescu’s secret police, arrives... A film that started several years ago as a documentary and turned into a personal foray into adolescence and into the teenager’s life in a not-so-distant Romania.

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Direction: Alexandru Belc
Script: Alexandru Belc
Cinematography: Tudor Vladimir Panduru
Editing: Patricia Chelaru
Sound: Răzvan Ionescu, Juliene Blasco
Actors: Mara Bugarin, Șerban Lazarovici, Vlad Ivanov, Mihai Călin, Andreea Bibiri, Alina Berzunțeanu, Mara Vicol
Production: Strada Films, Midralgar, Chainsaw Europe Studio
Producers: Cătălin Mitulescu, Ruxandra Slotea, Viorel Chesaruâ, Martine Vidalenc, Emmanuel Quillet
Costumes: Ioana Covalcic
Sets: Bogdan Ionescu
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Romania, France
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 103΄
Distribution in Greece: Cinobo
Contact: Pyramide International
Awards/Distinctions: Best Director (Un Certain Regard) – Cannes IFF 2022, Best International Film – Jerusalem IFF 2022

Alexandru Belc

Alexandru Belc was born in 1980 in Romania. He graduated from the Bucharest Film School in 2007 and obtained a master’s degree in political sciences in 2012. During his studies, he made several short films and documentaries. He then worked as an Assistant Director for Corneliu Porumboiu and Cristian Mungiu. He worked as a script supervisor on Cristian Mungiu’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 1 Day (Palme d’Or in 2007). His first feature documentary, March 8th, about women in the workplace, screened in numerous international festivals in 2013. His second feature documentary, Cinema My Love, a portrait of a Romanian art-house exhibitor, was distributed by Outplay Films in France and released in theaters in May 2017. Metronom, his first fiction film, was screened in the Official Selection (Un Certain Regard) at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.


2013 March 8th (doc)
2017 Cinema My Love (doc)
2022 Metronom