The Romanian Cinematheque joins forces with the Home Affairs Attaché Office within the Romanian Embassy to mark the EU Anti-trafficking Day celebrated each year on 18 October, with the screening of ‘Loverboy’, an emotional story directed by Cătălin Mitulescu.
Cătălin Mitulescu graduated in 2001 from the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest. He is a director, producer and scriptwriter, well known for Bucharest – Vienna, 8:15 (2000), The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006), When I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010) and Heidi (2019).
Loverboy tackles the story of a young man who makes a duty out of seducing girls coming from underprivileged backgrounds and then introducing them into the world of prostitution. The film explores the intricacies of a real story and dives into the mechanisms that propagate the dynamics of this phenomenon.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the human trafficking, organised with the support of the Home Affairs Attaché Office within the Romanian Embassy.
The screening starts at 18.45 and the panel at 20.15.