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Apartment 21: Neighbors Lose Their Balance in Radu Muntean’s One Floor Below (Un Certain Regard)

Radu Muntean will be sojourning on the Croisette again, more precisely the Debussy Theatre, home of the Un Certain Regard section. Joining fellow Romanian filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu (The Treasure) in the same competing section, half a decade after preeming Tuesday, After Christmas, Muntean will make his third trip to Cannes with one of our most anticipated films in One Floor Below.

Starring popular Romanian new wave figure Teo Corban (see his memorable debut in 12:08 East of Bucharest), Iulian Postelnicu, Oxana Moravec, Ionuț Bora, Ioana Flora, Tatiana Iekel and Adrian Văncică, after being the sole unfortunate witness to a domestic quarrel that ends up in murder, Pătrașcu finds himself at odds with two very close neighbors: one is the bizarre murderer. The other is his conscience. Here’s the trailer for One Floor Below:

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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