Directed by Catalin Mitulescu

By the Producers of "If I want to whistle I whistle" and "The way I spent the end of the world"

Premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016 - In Competition

"Special Mention"

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Synopsis          Adrian left for a year’s work abroad to help his family financially but when he returns home nothing is like it was before. His wife acts so differently, it’s as if they were never married. In his third feature, director Cătălin Mitulescu becomes an observer of that key moment when a love relationship teeters on the fine line between breaking up and beginning anew.


Cast                  Alexandru Potocean, Ada Condeescu, Denis Ciucă, Claudiu Trandafir, Luminița Erga, Radu Romaniuc, Oana Tudor,

                          Puiu Lăscuș, Mariana Dănescu, Oana Bianca Bălan

Crew                 Writer & Director: Cătălin Mitulescu

                          DOP: Liviu Mărghidan, RSC

                          Editor: Ion Ioachim Stroe

                          Set Designer: Daniel Răduță

                          Costume Designer: Alexandra Ungureanu

                          Sound Recordist: Mihai Bogos

                          Sound Designer: Thomas Huhn, Lucas Nilsson, Florin Tăbăcaru

                          Producers: Cătălin Mitulescu, Daniel Mitulescu (Strada Film)

                          Co-Producers: Fredrik Zander (Chimney-Sweden)/Jessica Ask (Film I vast-Sweden)/ Eugen Kelemen (Digital Cube –

                          Romania) / Cristian Nicolescu (Digital Cube-Romania)/ Mircea Cioban (Digital Cube-Romania)


Original Title   Dincolo De Calea Ferata

Language        Romanian

Genre               Romantic comedy

Nationality      Romanian/ Swedish

Length             88 mins

Format             DCP, 2 35, colour, sound 5.1


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016 (Czech Republic), In Competition, Special Mention Winner / The Osten Film Festival 2016 (Benelux)/ Romanian Film Festival in Madrid 2016 (Spain)/ European Film Forum Scanorama 2016 (Lithuania)/ Cairo International Film Festival 2016 (Egypt)/ Segovia's European Film Festival (MUCES) 2016/ One Eye Laughing One Eye Crying Seattle 2016 (US)/ Romanian Film festival in Munchen 2016 (Germany)/ Trieste Film Festival 2017 (Italy)/   More to be announced soon...



Catalin Mitulescu was born in 1972 in Bucharest, Romania. In 2001 he graduated from the UNATC (National University of Drama and Film Art) Bucharest, film Directing Department. His short films "Bucharest-Wien 8:15" and "17 Minutes Late" were both selected in the Cinefondation of Cannes Film Festival and in other festivals like Clermont- Ferrand, Karlovy Vary, Angers or Torino. For his third short film "Traffic" he was awarded in 2004 with the Palme d'Or. The short films were distributed in theatres in Romania.

In 2006 he wrote (together with Andreea Valean) and directed his first feature film "The Way I Spent the End of the World", a Romanian-French co production. The film was in the Official Selection of Cannes - Un Certain Regard and received the best Actress Award. Catalin Mitulescu also won with "The Way I Spent the End of the World" the NHK/Sundance Filmmakers Award for best European Project (2005).

He produced and cowrote the film "If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle", the film won the Silver Bear, Jury Grand Prix and the Alfred Bauer Award at the Berlinale, 2010.

Cătălin has cowrote, and produced short films such as “The Boxing Lesson”, “A Good Day for a Swim” (won the Golden Bear, Berlin, 2008),“Musicin the Blood”.

Loverboy (2011) is his second feature film, with premiere in Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes International Film festival 2010, and since then won best actress in Sarajevo and Vilnius Film Festival 2012, and was in the selection of the European Film Academy in 2011.

BY THE RAILS is his third feature film.