Katharina (România, 2022)
Director: Florian Zapra
Writer: Florian Zapra
Cast: Florian Zapra, Sarah Rus, Vlad Colta
Screening followed by Q&A with director Florian Zapra
The feature film debut of Florian Zapra, from Bistriţa trained as an actor in Dublin, who evolved along the way to the position of producer and director, is a Teen-Ghost movie that tells the story of a group of young people who set off on Via Transilvanica and meet the ghost of Vlad Țepeș's girlfriend. They bring her to the city, trying to integrate her into society and use her in different ways, only the ghost Katharina is curious and difficult to control.
Katharina is an independent Romanian film, being a 100% Bistrita production. The fact that the cast also includes 19 students of the Film and Acting Studio founded by Zapra in 2017 gives it a remarkable freshness, the young (still) amateur actors giving credibility to the roles including the small clumsiness, perceptible rather as characteristic of their age, in generally, than lack of experience.