Programme

IF WE SMARTEN UP (DACĂ NE DEȘTEPTĂM)

Larisa Faber

Romania, Luxembourg, 2020 / 16 min / Romanian OV with English subt. / short, drama

Showcase: Shorts Made in/with Luxembourg

Inspired by real events, meet Maria, a homeless live-in maid, who has to move into the broom cupboard of her old house.

After the sale of the family flat, live-in maid Maria finds herself homeless and stranded. Making the most of a desperate situation, she decides to declare the broom cupboard, located on the same floor as her former flat, her new home. Her neighbours however are everything but pleased by this solution. They start to see the elderly maid as an intrusion into their lives, devaluing their properties, stealing their doormats, and can’t help but wonder how they could get rid of her.

Screenings
Mon 09/03 18:30 Kinepolis Kirchberg RO OV with EN subt. Public https://ticket.luxembourg-ticket.lu/luxfilmfest/webticket/shop?event=28836&kassi...
Tue 10/03 21:00 Ciné Utopia RO OV with EN subt. Public https://ticket.luxembourg-ticket.lu/luxfilmfest/webticket/shop?event=28842&kassi...
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Coca Bloos, Oana Stefanescu, Anda Caropol, Adrian Titieni, Judith State
Screenplay 
Larisa Faber, Eli Jude
Cinematographer 
Boroka Biro
Sound 
Dragos Stirbu, Andi Boanta
Production 
Luna Film
Distribution 
Luna Film
Biography

Larisa Faber was born in Romania and raised in Luxembourg. She holds a BA (Hons) in Film Studies from Kingston University London and an MA in Acting from the Drama Centre London. Her acting work spans film, theatre and TV across Europe in five languages. Screen credits include Bad Banks seasons 1 and 2, as well as the feature films Angelo (2018) by Markus Schleinzer and The Beast in the Jungle (2019) by Clara van Gool. She also writes and directs her own plays. Her play stark bollock naked is published by Black Fountain Press. If We Smarten Up (2020) is her debut short film.

Filmography
  • 2020 – If We Smarten Up (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)