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by Anca Damian


Ivan Semciuc is a charismatic and cynical investigative journalist. He’s got the confidence of a man who knows how to produce heroes and turn stories into fairy tales. His reporting mixes truth with fiction. Something similar occurs in his own life when he meets translator Ioana. After they spend the night together at a hotel in Kabul, Ivan returns to Bucharest. He soon learns the young woman is dead. From that moment, Ioana becomes part of his life, slowly turning it into a nightmare. A seemingly meaningless rendezvous has changed everything. The film asks questions about truth and love, and the price we decide to pay for them.

international title: Moon Hotel Kabul
original title: Moon Hotel Kabul
country: Romania, France
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Anca Damian
film run: 90'
screenplay: Anca Damian, Lia Bugnar
cast: Florin Piersic Jr., Ofelia Popii, Adrian Titieni, Rodica Negrea, Iulian Postelnicu, Alexandru Nagy
cinematography by: Dominique Colin
film editing: Basile Belkhiri
art director: Simona Paduretu
costumes designer: Ciresica Cuciuc
music: Romain Trouillet
producer: Anca Damian
co-producer: Tom Dercourt, Sophie Erbs
production: Aparte Film, Cinéma Defacto
backing: Romanian National Film Center (RO), CNC (FR), Eurimages
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