debut feature film
written and directed by ioana uricariu

in post-production

coproduced by mobra film, 42 film germany

with the support of the romanian national film centre
developed through the Cinefondation Residency of the Cannes Film Festival and at the Sundance Directors’ lab program


Mara, a 30-year old Romanian woman has recently moved to the US with Dragoş, her 9 year old son, after marrying Daniel, an American construction worker whom she has only met a few months ago. The film follows her through a series of revealing encounters during one day.

Ioana Uricaru directed

Stopover (short, Mobrafilms, 2010)- Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2011, Seattle. International Film Festival 2011. Other international festivals: Cambridge, Transilvania, Morelia, London East End, Rehovot, Tacoma. Curated screenings at the Jacob Burns Film Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center

Tales From the Golden Age – segment: The Legend of the Party Activist (Mobrafilms, 2009) – Official Selection, Cannes 2009. Opening Gala: Transilvania Film Festival, La Rochelle Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Marseille Rencontres Films Femmes Mediteranee. International commercial distribution in over 30 countries. Released in the US by IFC Films (2011). Other international festivals: Toronto, London BFI, Pusan, Haugesund, Abu Dhabi, Rotterdam, Morelia.

Variations to a Portrait – Norman Manea in dialogue with Robert Boyers (documentary, Bard College and Romanian Cultural Institute, New York, 2011)

National Treasure (documentary, Communication University of China, 2007, co-director Wang Ying)

The Witness (short, 2012). Recipient of Sloan Foundation Production Grant (writer/director)

The Sun and The Moon (short, USC 2007) AFI Film Festival 2008, L’Alternativa Independent Film Festival Barcelona 2008, American Cinematheque Focus on Female Directors January 2009, Creteil Festival des Films des Femmes 2009, Expresion en corto Guanajuato 2010 (writer/director)