Hello, How are you?
by Alexandru Maftei
Romania 2010, 105 min
When the longing for the unknown lets you rediscover your desires
Gabriel and Gabriela have been happily married for 20 years but their sexual desire for each other no longer exists. Is this all life has to offer? After having spent a couple of nights chatting with a stranger on the Internet, they both fall in love – not knowing they have actually found each other. The passionate arousal for the unknown complicates with the guilt for cheating on a lifetime partner. Even more confused is their adolescent and sexually very active son Vladimir, when he finds out that his parents also have desires. One day an encounter of the virtual lovers becomes inevitable...
Cast & Crew
With: Dana Voicu, Ionel Mihailescu, Paul Diaconescu, Jordi Garcia, Ana Popescu
Production: Rollin Studio Romania
World Premiere: Transilvania IFF 2010
International Premiere: Cairo IFF 2010
US Premiere: Palm Springs IFF 2011
Karlovy Vary FF 2011
Osaka European FF 2011
Audience Award - SEE FF Los Angeles 2012,
Special Jury Prize, Award for the Most Promising Director - Monaco FF 2011
Alexandru Maftei graduated Film & Theatre Academy from Bucharest in 1994. His graduation film "Night within a day" was presented in numerous international film festivals and was awarded the FIPA D’OR for the best short film (Biarritz) and The Great Dakino Award. It was shown on Arte TV channel in 1998. He worked as a copywriter and creative director in numerous Romanian advertising agencies. He directed hundreds of Tv commercials, some of which were awarded internationally (two Gold awards at Worldmediafestival, Hamburg, the Great Award at Studio Drum, Portoros).