CATALINA HARABAGIU / Actress
 
FILMS
 
DUPA DEALURI (2012)
BEYOND THE HILLS
directed by Cristian Mungiu

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Beyond the Hills is the most recent film of the Romanian film director Cristian Mungiu. It tells the story of Voichita, a young woman who's living in a monastery. Her friend, Alina, with whom she grew up in an orphanage, returns from Germany to persuade Voichita to come with her and leave the monastery life.
My character, Nun Antonia, is one of the people who truly believe that they could help the girls take the right decision. The film won the Award for Best Screenplay (Cristian Mungiu) and for Best Actress (Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan) at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
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AMINTIRI DIN EPOCA DE AUR (2009)
TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE
produced by Cristian Mungiu

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This is a collection of the most well-known urban legends that sprang out during Nicolaie Ceausescu's dictatorial regime, the so-called 'Golden Age' of Romanian history. The Communist period altered people's minds and values but it also brought them together. The script was written by Cristian Mungiu and shot by five different directors, including Mungiu himself. My character, the waitress, appears in the third part, The Legend of the Chicken Driver. The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
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4 LUNI, 3 SAPTAMANI SI 2 ZILE (2007)
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS
directed by Cristian Mungiu

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4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days tells the story of two students who try to arrange an illegal abortion during the Communist period in Romania. It portrays life under a repressive regime and the soul-destroying compromises one ought to make to survive it. Mihaela, my character, is an illegal provider of different goods. Written and directed by Cristian Mungiu, the film won the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
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CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' (2006-2007)
directed by Cristian Nemescu

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Based on a true fact, that happened during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, this film tells the story of a train transporting American radar equipment and its soldiers, who got stuck in a Romanian village. This becomes the biggest event ever lived by the villagers and they try to mingle their lives with the more exciting life of their 'visitors'. My character is a young girl who thinks that she's got a chance to live the 'American Dream' by falling for a NATO soldier, who turns out to be a Romanian soldier dressed up in a NATO uniform. Directed by Cristian Nemescu, the film won Un Certain Regard at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
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SNUFF MOVIE (2005)
directed by Bernard Rose

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This gothic horror movie features two film-within-films, shot in very different manners. It is the story
of a horror film maker whose pregnant wife was murdered back in the 1960s by a gang of hippy psychopaths. Many years later he makes a come-back and invites some actors at his mansion for an 'audition'. Thus, he gets to watch their entire stay, by filming them with hidden cameras linked to a website. My character is one of the hippy psychopaths. British director Bernard Rose is most famous for his urban horror film Candyman and Paperhouse.
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VISUL LUI LIVIU (2004)
LIVIU'S DREAM
directed by Corneliu Porumboiu

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This is the story of Liviu, a young man, who's looking with resignation at the world he lives in.
He dreams something he cannot remember and while trying to stay "awake", he's inevitably beginning to feel "lost", as if in a dream. I play Mirabela, a girl who's about to get married. Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, the film won the Best Romanian Film at TIFF (Transilvania International Film Festival) 2004.
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JUMATATE DE ORAS FACE DRAGOSTE CU CEALALTA JUMATATE / short (2003)
HALF THE CITY IS MAKING LOVE TO THE OTHER HALF
directed by Florin Serban
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An independent project, this short film, directed by Florin Serban, is focusing on people in search of love. My character is a highschool girl trying to get some money with her boyfriend for a hotel room.
It was screened at CineMAiubit Film Festival.
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EU, MAMA SI... / short (2002)
ME, MY MOM AND...
directed by Gabriela Iacob

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Me, My Mom And... is a short film about a young girl, my character, who's falling in love with people on TV. As a teenager, she seeks love everywhere, less in the real world, thus, she fails to see the real people around, who truly love her.
 
THEATRE
 
CE TIPE MISTO! (2006)
BEAUTIFUL BODIES!
by Laura Cunningham / directed by Iulia Stanescu

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This is a contemporary play about women and the things that concern a woman's life in general.
My character, Sue Carol, the professional 'wacktress' (cross between a waitress and an actress) can't take herself too seriously without becoming ridiculous. All six women in the play are bound together by an old friendship that proves to be stronger than all their problems.
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Comedy Theatre
GIRL POWER (2005)
directed by Adriana Zaharia

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This was a reading show. I played the youngest girl of four generations of women, who all seemed to have passed through the same problems and managed to overcome them.
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FRANKIE IS OK, PEGGY IS FINE AND THE HOUSE IS COOL (2004)
by Martin Cicbak
/ directed by Robert Balan
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Frankie Is Ok,...is a contemporary play and it deals with drugs, guns, money, sex, music, death; the bad guys, the good guys, the prostitutes and the young girls who want to learn how to become good prostitutes. Brenda, the part I play, is a reckless girl with a sense of humor she's not even aware of.
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Toaca Studio
MASINARIA CEHOV (2003)
CHEKHOV MACHINERY
by Matei Visniec / directed by Alexandru Jitea

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In this play, Matei Visniec brings together the characters of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov's classics, such as Uncle Vanya, The Seagull, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. Visniec sees these personages as doomed to live their drama for the eternity, in a strange place, where time is rewinded over and over again. They have no hope but to desperately cling to their creator: Chekhov himself. I performed Irina Sergeyevna Prozorova, the youngest of the Three Sisters.
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info Casandra Studio
 
 
TV COMMERCIALS
 
TVC "THE SHOW" (2004)
client: Head&Shoulders

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TVC "CHRISTMAS TREE" (2003)
client: Fanta

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TVC "ALIEN" (2003)
directed by Radu Muntean

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TVC "THE BROTHERS" (2003)
directed by Radu Muntean / client: Nescafe

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