Music in the Blood (2010)


At night, Petre is a security guard. During the day he tries to launch Robert into a musical career in the world of “manele”. Petre is convinced that his son is very talented and has music in his blood and veins. At the audition organized by Bursuc, a music agent, Robert doesn’t pass the preselection, but on the way home he still has a chance to express himself in a manner only he can perform.


Best Film – Festival International de Film UNE NUIT TROP COURTE – France 2010

Best Film – NEXT International Film Festival – Romania 2010

Grand Award – ASIANA International Film Festival – Koreea 2010

Best European Film – BREST European Short Film Festival – France 2010

Special Award – COTTBUS International Film Festival – Germany 2010

BeTv Award – BRUXELLES International Film Festival – Belgium 2010

Special Jury Mention for Music – BRUXELLES International Film Festival – Belgium 2010

Best Soundtrack – LA BOCA DEL LOBO International Film Festival – Madrid, Spain 2010

The Public’s Award – FESTIVAL ON WHEELS – Ankara, Turkey 2010

Best Short FIlm – GRIMSTAD International Film Festival – Norway 2011

Special Jury Mention – OPEN CINEMA International Film Festival – Sank Petersburg 2011

The Golden Conch for the best under 70 minute film – MUMBAI IFF – India 2012


Director: Alexandru Mavrodineanu

Screenplay: Alexandru Mavrodineanu, Catalin Mitulescu

Producer : Catalin Mitulescu, Jean Charles Mille

Executive Producer: Marcian Lazar, Corina Burlacu

Director of Production: Ruxandra Slotea

DoP: Andrei Butica

Editing: Sorin Baican

Set & Costume Design: Cristina Barbu


Running time: 15 min.

Language: Romanian


Tatal – Andi Vasluianu

Mama – Dorotheea Petre

Lele – Robert Drumus

Colombo – Marian Parvu

Dan Bursuc