Ada Solomon (*1968) from Romania has been working as a producer for over 20 years extremely successfully, and that all over Europe. Her apparently infallible sense of talent has already catalyzed a number of careers. For instance, she set the tracks for the feature film debuts by Radu Jude (Cea mai fericita fata din lume), Melissa de Raaf and Razvan Radulescu (Felicia inainte de toate), and Paul Negoescu (O luna in Thailandia). In addition, she is also known for her versatility, so that short films, feature films AND documentaries are listed in her filmography. Ada Solomon also co-founded the NexT Int. Film Festival Bucharest.
Productions from her companies HiFilm Productions (founded 2004) or Parada Film are invited to the most prestigious festivals in the world, whether it is Berlin, Cannes, Locarno or Venice, and are also distinguished with awards: e.g. Din dragoste cu cele mai bune intentii (RO, HU, FR 2011; D: Adrian Sitaru) in Locarno, Pozitia Copilului (RO 2012; D: Călin Peter Netzer) with the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, and Aferim! (RO, GB, CZ 2015; D: Radu Jude) with the Silver Bear at the Berlinale.
At the European Film Awards in 2013, Ada Solomon was awarded the PRIX EURIMAGES – European Co-Production Prize for her “decisive role in the field of European co-productions”. It is therefore hardly surprising that she was also involved as executive producer in one of the prime examples of European co-productions in recent years: TONI ERDMANN (DE, AT, CH, RO 2016; D: Maren Ade). Further ties to Austria in her work are found with Katharina Copony’s documentary film OCEANUL MARE (AT, DE, RO 2009) and the new documentary film by Johannes Holzhausen, THE ROYAL TRAIN (AT, RO 2018).
Films produced by Ada Solomon have already been shown at past editions of CROSSING EUROPE, such as in 2011 the two feature films Principii de viata / Principles of Life (RO 2010; D: Constantin Popescu) and Cea mai fericita fata din lume (RO, NL 2009; D: Radu Jude). In the SPOTLIGHT section of the coming festival, a presentation of seven feature-length films and a short film program is planned, including two current works (a feature film and a documentary in the competition sections). SOLDAȚII. POVESTE DIN FERENTARI / Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari and OUĂLE LUI TARZAN / Tarzan's Testicles.
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Melissa de Raaf, Răzvan Rădulescu
Romania / France / Croatia / Belgium 2009