Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Chasing Rainbows
(Si Caii Sunt Verzi pe Pereti)


Year: 2012
Country: ROMANIA
Run Time: 103 minutes

Chasing Rainbows
Chasing Rainbows
Chasing Rainbows
Chasing Rainbows

In Romania, like everywhere else, people are looking to get rich quick. CHASING RAINBOWS, a darkly funny commentary on the lengths people go to in their pursuit of the Romanian dream, intertwines the stories of two very different characters. Tocitu is a bureaucrat who hand-sharpens pencils and occasionally answers his rotary-dial phone. Someone delivers boxes marked “Hewlett-Packard,” but with no comprehension of English and no clue what’s in them, he’s fired. Tocitu signs up for a computer class and is soon an enthusiastic but naive PC convert. One day he makes out an English email saying he’s won the lottery. Meanwhile, a young slacker named Marius, who hangs out in bars, fills out a raffle ticket presented to him by a pretty girl. To his shock, he wins the jackpot … except that he wrote the name of his absent father on the winning ticket instead of his own. While scrambling to cash in their millions, Tocitu and Marius inadvertently make gains unrelated to money. CHASING RAINBOWS is a wickedly entertaining satire about the irony of chasing down impossible fortunes, while letting more realistic opportunities potentially slip away. (In Romanian with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF37 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 4:05 PM


George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition

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Dan Chisu

Dan Chisu is an author and a maker of documentary films for television. He is also the organizer of DaKINO International Film Festival, the oldest film festival in Romania, which has been held in Bucharest since 1991.

"WebSiteStory" (2010), "Ursul" (2011), CHASING RAINBOWS (2012)

Dan Chisu, Giuliano Doman

Dan Chisu

Ovidiu Gyarmath

Andrei Iancu

Principal Cast
Adrian Titieni, Tudor Smoleanu, Ionut Visan, Anca Florescu

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