A satire about cinema, music and life, the film blends the story of Giani – a Roma boy who, in a Europe torn apart by the Second World War, travels from Bucharest to Paris to meet his idol, Django Reinhardt, hoping to learn from him to become a great guitar player – and the film-makers drama in the face of real-life constraints, all spiced with hundreds of references of the seventh art
About the director
“I tried to make the film work on many layers, to be enjoyed by children who may be entertained by its slapstick humour, but also by adults who can recognise its cinematic references. It was a challenge to connect, like in a mosaic, the lines of world cinema references with the circumstances depicted in Close Enough.”
Valentin Urziceanu is a Romanian scriptwriter and director of animated films (“Close Enough”, 2022, “The Iair of the Iron Dragon” – in production, “The Iron Dragon” – in production, “The Death Whistle” – in post-production, short films “The Dragon’s Gift” (“Darul Dragonului”, 2021), “Chororo – Europe’s Music Beyond Prejudices” (“Chororo – muzica Europei dincolo de prejudecăți”, 2016). He is also the founder of ABI Fundație, through which he implemented international cultural projects, film festivals and educational workshops.