Writer / Director
I have a bachelor degree at UNATC – Bucharest, Acting/ Directing department. I worked with Romanian directors such as Cristi Puiu for Aurora and Adrian Sitaru. Adrian introduced me to script writing and over the years I’ve developed a mentorship relation with him. I became passionate about cognitive mechanisms involved in film. I founded the Inlight Center – a place where, along with students, we practice multiple methods for exploring the scenic process. In 2014 I began work researching script development and directing with director Adrian Sitaru for the film ILLEGITIMATE. The film travelled receiving awards among which the C.I.C.A.E. award in Berlinale Film Festival, section Forum and brought me Best Script Award in Namur Film Festival and Angela Award for writing and acting at Subtitle Film Festival. I am a Berlinale Talents Alumni of 2018.
The film follows a girl’s psychological journey to her dehumanising process. She becomes an abuser as a result of various subtle violent contexts. Irina is not the victim. Irina becomes the abuser of the world that raised her, in order to reach her goals. A psychological drama that involves family, sex and a little bit of blood.