Love Sick (film)

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Love Sick
Movie poster
Directed by Tudor Giurgiu
Produced by Tudor Giurgiu
Written by Razvan Radulescu
Cecilia Stefanescu
Starring Maria Popistasu
Ioana Barbu
Tudor Chirila
Music by Vlaicu Golcea
Cinematography Alexandru Sterian
Edited by Alexandru Radu
Distributed by Transilvania Film
Release date
13 February 2006 (Germany)
17 March 2006 (Romania)
8 June 2006 (U.S.)
1 April 2007 (UK)
Running time
86 mins.
Country Romania
Language Romanian
Budget 350,000 (estimated)

Love Sick (Romanian: Legături bolnăvicioase, "Sickly relationships") is a 2006 Romanian drama film directed by Tudor Giurgiu. It is a lesbian-themed love story that has been compared to My Summer of Love.[1]


Alex and Cristina (Kiki) are university students who end up living in the same building. Their friendship develops quickly, overcoming several phases, from fellowship to care and tenderness. While the two are very different, the two girls get along fine, except for the moments when a third character shows up — Sandu. Kiki’s brother is permanently tormented by an unnatural jealousy which implies an incestuous liaison between the two siblings.[2]

Unlike other recent Romanian films, it is not a reflection on Romania's communist or post-communist history; the country is merely a background for the different relationships.



The film was adapted from a novel by Cecilia Stefanescu.[3]



It premiered at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival as part of the Teddy Awards.[7] It went on to appear at a number of international film festivals including the Seattle International Film Festival[8] and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Muss, Lucy (2006-02-20). "Age of innocence". The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Love Sick by Tudor Giurgiu". Libra Film. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  3. ^ Têtu, July–August 2007 issue, page 26
  4. ^ Image+Nation Festival Audience Choice Awards for 2006
  5. ^ indieWire
  6. ^ a b Romanian Film Festival
  7. ^ "Diary 2006". Teddy Award. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  8. ^ "Films / Love Sick". Seattle International Film Festival. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 

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