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Constantin Popescu’s Principles of Life Features Vlad Ivanov

Constantin Popescu is currently shooting and is close to wrapping up his feature length directorial debut with a familiar face in some award winning samples of Romanian cinema in the lead role.

Constantin Popescu is currently shooting and is close to wrapping up his feature length directorial debut with a familiar face in some award winning samples of Romanian cinema in the lead role. Written by Razvan Radulescu and Alexandru Baciu (The Paper Will Be Blue), this is a contemporary, drama set during a 24-hour period that features a father played by Vlad Ivanov who is disconnected from his family, especially from his son. Filmneweurope reports that Principles of Life has picked up a good number of grants and is being lensed by California Dreamin’s Liviu Marghidan. 

Among the five directors who participated in Tales from the Golden Age, the omnibus project devised by Cristian Mungiu who takes aim at some of the urban myths that took place during the Ceausescu’s regime, Popescu borrowed an actor that received memorable, supporting roles in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (he played the illegal and experienced abortionist) and more recently as the word weary chief of police in Police, Adjective. I think a couple of us are looking forward in seeing what the actor can do with a larger bit.

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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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