Saturday, April 7

Bucharest’s Underground

The screening of In Blue from the section “Bests of the Fests” took place at Cinemaximum City’s Nişantaşı with the participation of one of the lead actors, Bogdan Iancu. Following the screening, the 18-year-old actor answered the audience’s questions:

“I can say that Bucharestians are oblivious of the people living underground. They’re living right under our noses but we’re clueless about them. I spoke with some of the substance user homeless people, and realised that some of them get very uncomfortable when they come out to the open. This is what I tried to pay attention to most in my character. I tried to keep in mind that moment when they got angry and uneasy.”

Iancu, also added that even though the film hasn’t made its Romanian premiere yet, it has been screened a couple of times and the reactions are of two kinds so far: “Bucharestians either found the film very realistic or they thought that we were projecting Bucharest in a bad way. But the film didn’t have any political agenda. We didn’t make the film to raise awareness.”

Photo: Ersin Durmuş