LIFE BEATS REALITY

Logline
Pogo,13, in order to regain his mother transforms the harsh reality of life into a show of tenderness.The film is about an artist, a child artist, and about how a work of art can change reality

Short synopsis
Pogo, 13 , comes into his sordid apartment in BUCHAREST, with a large bag full of clean clothes. While he is pinning the clothes on the line to dry he is filming different details with his cell phone. He hears swearing from the living room. He turns and sees a hanging man, his father . He stops the camera. Freak,16, Pogo's brother , is kicking his father's dead body. Pogo tries to stop him. They fight for the first time ever near the dead body of their father who has hung himself. Pogo's is the story of a talented and very optimistic boy who does everything possible and impossible to bring his missing mother back home and to help his older brother to overcome his breakdown.The two brothers were left by their mother for a while, lived through the experience of their father committing suicide in a very different way. The older one, became extremely depressed and started doing drugs, the younger, became the head of the family, cooked and cleaned and ironed for the older one. Pogo, the brave boy who matures way before his time in order to regain his mother and childhood transforms the harsh reality of life in a sordid peripheral neighborhood into a show of tenderness, naivety and imagination. He is determined to win with his film the TV contest for short films „ Life Beats Reality".

Director & Producer
Andreea Valean
avalean@hotmail.com

Budget
Total budget        €880.000
Secured Budget              €0

Funding Bodies
None so far

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