work in progress
written and directed by daniel sandu

produced by mobra films
with the support of the romanian national film centre

won the arte international development prize at the coproductions village section at les arcs european film festival 2016

Mircea Jianu, a retired Intelligence officer in his 50s, finds out that his son from a previous marriage went missing in the mountains. As any concerned parent would, he travels there hoping the young man will be found alive and well. But after several days of unavailing searches, Mircea decides to put his own rescue team together, leading to conflict with the local squad. Gradually, the tormented father who refuses to accept the obvious becomes entangled in a frantic battle with man and nature.

Daniel Sandu directed

One Step Behind the Seraphim (feature fiction film, 2017) – Best film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best New Hope, Best Cinematography, Best First Feature, Gopo Awards 2018
Horsepower (short fiction film, 2013) – Best Short at Cottbus IFF
Second Voice (short fiction film, 2012) – Special Prize at Anonimul IFF
The Counting Device (fiction short film, 2011) – Jury Prize at Leiden IFF
Nobody’s Perfect (TV series, 2008-2009)
The Building (TV series, 2006-2007)