Drama King

„Family Issues”, signed by Ruxandra Ghițescu, is a short fiction movie that tells the story of a broken relationship between a father and his daughter, a teenager in love.

Family Issues - Ruxandra Ghitescu - CINEPUB

Director: Ruxandra Ghițescu
Cast: Ioana Flora, Mădălina Anea, Marius Constantinescu, Florin Zamfirescu, Paul Negoescu
Produced by: Monica Lăzurean Gorgan, Marcel Neudeck
Cinematography by: Lulu Hillerin
Film editing by: Mihai Codleanu
Category: short film
Genre: drama
An: 2011
Duration: 15 minutes
Subtitles: English

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Mircea, a divorced father, is facing a delicate situation when he discovers his 18 years old daughter is not home after a night out with a boy.

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Nor the interventions of his 29 years old girlfriend, neither his daughter’s apologies can settle the situation. Mircea doesn’t know how to act so he begs Anca to have a ”girl talk”.

Everything reaches a climax at the dinner table, when Mircea breaks out and Anca is found guilty about everything that happened.

The movie talks about a tensioned relationship and also about the father’s insecurity feeling. Whenever he’s trying to talk to his daughter, he’s incapable of doing it right.


”Did I tell you I’ve missed you?”

“Mircea, she’s 18, she can do whatever she wants now. She’s big enough.”

“Your father is your father and he goes out when he pleases.”


  • Lago International Film Festival, Focus Romania – Italy, 2014
  • Cottbus International Film Festival, Competition – Germany, 2013
  • ANONIMUL International Film Festival – Romania, 2013
  • Lago Film Festival, Treviso, Eurovision Section – Italy
  • Short Film Festival Dublin – Ireland


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