What if on your death report would read “died of a wound of love”?

„Dying from a Wound of Love” is part of the omnibus film „4 shorts: Black Heart Histories” (alongside with „Start Anew World”, „Kowalski” and „It Can Pass Through the Wall”).

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Director: Iulia Rugină
Scriptwriter: Ana Agopian, Oana Răsuceanu, Iulia Rugină
Cast: Adina Ștețcu, Paul Radu, Ana-Maria Bostan, Dragoș Sora, Andreea Scrădeanu, Eugen Matei Lumezianu, Georgiana Stanciu, Octavian Barbu, Ruxandra Șerban, Angela Similea
Produced by: Dragoș Bucur, Dorian Boguță, Alexandru Papadopol
Cinematography by: Vivi Drăgan Vasile RSC, Cosmin Fericean
Film editing by: Letiția Ștefănescu
Category: short film
Year: 2014
Genre: drama
Duration: 23 minutes
Subtitles: –
Teritorii: Disponibil numai în România

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This is the evening when Andrei and Maria will hear Angela Similea’s song for the last time. Because this is the evening when they each decided they are going to die. From a wound of love.

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Iulia Rugină became a familiar name in Romanian and international cinema impressing by her short films and feature that follow a direction parallel to the one imposed by the New Wave.

Produced by Dragoș Bucur, Dorian Boguță și Alexandru Papadopol and their acting school, with non-professional actors who attented the classes of the school, „Dying from a wound of love” stands out in Romanian short films online category on Cinepub platform by imagining its own world, one in which „only love stories don’t die”. Love becomes the only mechanism that pushes things further and suicide the only option.

Coincidences become signs in this world and the characters quench their intentions due to them, because „what is more sad in this world than dying from a wound of love?” A short film not only for cinema lovers but for Angela Similea’s fans too and a recommendation for those haven’t discovered her music yet


”It would be difficult to find a more eclectic collection of short films than this quad of aces that bets everything on one card: death.” (Mihai Chirilov, director artistic TIFF –


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  • Sarajevo Film Festival – Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014
  • Festivalul Filmului European ”Cineast” – Luxemburg, 2014
  • Cineast – Central and Eastern European Film Festival – Luxembourg, 2014
  • Brest European Short Film Festival – France, 2014
  • Festivalul European de Film de Scurtmetraj de la Brest – Franța, 2014


  • Best Romanian Short Film, Transilvania International Film Festival – Romania, 2014