A killing dialogue

„Kowalski” is part of the omnibus film „4 shorts: Black Heart Histories” (alongside with „Start Anew World”, „Dying from a Wound of Love” and „It Can Pass Through the Wall”). „It was difficult to find a more eclectic collection of short films than this quad of aces that bets everything on one card: death”, said Mihai Chirilov, TIFF Artistic Director. „Kowalski” won the award for Best Short Film at Zagreb International Film Festival in 2014.

Kowalski by Andrei Crețulescu - CINEPUB

Director: Andrei Crețulescu
Scriptwriters: Andrei Crețulescu
Cast: Andi Vasluianu, Dorian Boguță, Șerban Pavlu, Rodica Lazăr
Produced by: Andrei Crețulescu, Claudiu Mitcu
Cinematography by: Andrei Butică
Editing by: Cătălin F. Cristuţiu
Category: short film
Genre: drama
Year: 2014
Duration: 18 minutes
Subtitles: English

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Three men walk into a pub. The first man has too many questions. The second man has the perfect plan. The third man has no chance.

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In „Kowalski” – the second part of Andrei Creţulescu’s shorts trilogy that was started with “Bad Penny” and finished with “Ramona” – the director maintains the same black humor style and tells a story in which the dialogues are harsh and funny at the same time.

Created in one shot, Andrei Creșulescu’s short film combines the absurd, the black-comedy, the funny, but harsh dialogue and the Tarantino style, in a film where the actors Andi Vasluianu, Dorian Boguță, Șerban Pavlu and Rodica Lazăr complete the atmosphere of a reality already typical of the director’s work.


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  • Transylvania International Film Festival – Romania, 2014


  • Best Short Film, Zagreb International Film Festival – Croatia, 2014
  • Best Director (Andrei Creţulescu), Best Actor (Andi Vasluianu), Lille European Film Festival – France, 2014
  • Best Short Film, UCIN – Romania, 2014

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