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Hotel Dallas

Hotel Dallas
Drama, Documentary, Foreign, 25 New Faces | 2017 | NR. 1hr 14min
CAST: Maria Croitoru, Patrick Duffy, Crenguta Hariton DIRECTOR: Sherng-Lee Huang, Livia Ungur

In the 80s, the American soap opera Dallas is wildly popular in communist Romania. Among those watching are Ilie and his daughter Livia. He’s a small-time criminal; she’s in love with Dallas hunk Patrick Duffy. After communism falls, Ilie builds the Hotel Dallas, a replica of the show’s mansion. Livia recruits Duffy to star in a bizarre Romanian version of Dallas.

PLAYS WITH THE SHORT FILM:
PRODIGAL I 8 MIN
Capturing candid street scenes in urban Romania, this experimental documentary tracks the relationship between filmmaker Livia Ungur and the place she used to call home.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Livia Ungur was born in communist Romania and came to America to study art; she makes films and visual art with her husband Sherng-Lee Huang.  Sherng-Lee was born in Tennessee lives in NYC with wife Livia. Together, they make films, sculptures, and installations. With the support of grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and Yale School of Art, their work has been shown at the Berlin International Film Festival, Hot Docs, the National Gallery of Art in D.C., the Stavros Niarchos Center in Greece, and the Des Moines Art Center. They have won Jury Awards at Montreal Underground Film Festival and FIVA Video Art Festival.


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