Letter of Forgiveness

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61st TIFF: Greek premiere

1855, Romania, in a wealthy household of a noblewoman. Preparations for a posh dinner are heating up, as the distinguished guests are coming in. Maria, a Gipsy slave, is plucking up courage, determined to make a st and and earn her freedom. A based-on-true-events story of bravery and resistance that pays tribute to the resilience of a remarkable woman, who changed the course of an entire country.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Alina Șerban
Script: Alina Șerban
Cinematography: Julia Kacalak
Editing: Roxana Szel
Sound: Alexandru Dragomir, Florian Stoica, Iolanda Girleanu
Music: Vlaicu Golcea
Actors: Oana Ștefănescu, Ionuț Habet, Emil Măndănac, Ioana Barbu, Alina Șerban, Bogdan Stamatin
Production: Untold Stories
Producers: Catalin Dobre, Denisa Balint
Co-production: Mobra Film, Dinandins
Sets: Cezara Armasu
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Romania
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 15΄
Contact: Alina Serban sudestica@yahoo.com
Awards/Distinctions: Special Mention (Romanian Days Shorts)- Transilvania International Film Festival 2020

Alina Șerban

Alina Serban is an award-winning actress, playwright and director. Born in 1987, Serban grew up in Bucharest, Romania. Overcoming tremendous obstacles, she became the first member of her Roma family to graduate from high school and university. After acquiring a drama degree in Bucharest at the Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography, Serban attended the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, and obtained a master’s from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In 2020, Serban made her debut as a filmmaker with Letter of Forgiveness, which was awarded a Special Mention for Best Romanian Short Film at Transilvania International Film Festival. She lives between Bucharest, London and wherever filming takes her.


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