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The film "A TIME I'VE BEEN THROUGH” is a biographical docudrama about the life of most famous romanian actor Constantin Codrescu that combines artistic sequences about the fabulous career and troubled fate of the actor with archive images but also with stories about Constantin Codrescu told by famous artists, directors, writers, film critics.
The film follows Constantin Codrescu from the early 1930s when he was a simple kid until the early 1990s. In this sensational story you will discover moments from the actor's life unfolded in a captivating film that begins with a childhood in which the father is arrested and then continues with moments when his own mother poisons his wife. The actor's destiny becomes a problem for the newly installed Stalinist regime, only to then come into direct conflict with the Ceausescu regime. The communists invented for Constantin Codrescu a connection, when he was only 7 years old, with Zelea Codreanu. From that moment he is considered a legionnaire and the security reports categorize the actor as "an element of unhealthy social origin, not attached to the democratic regime, characterized as arrogant, defiant, having friends only with elements with old conceptions, elements hostile to the regime" he was immediately expelled from theater without any right of appeal. He had become the "black man."
Constantin Codrescu lived for a while with the pain of the talented actor who could no longer go on stage. His way of not bowing to the communist regime but also his acting talent generated a monstrous coalition to stone him. It all culminated in the abduction of his wife from the street and her confinement in the security cellars.
A film about faith, art and the power of an artist.
Ștefan Velniciuc plays the role of Constantin Codrescu, a famous actor in Romanian theater and cinematography.

  • Silviu Radu
  • Silviu Radu
  • Stefan Velniciuc
    Key Cast
    "Constantin Codrescu"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    195,000 EUR
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Rasnov Film and Histories Festival
    Rasnov Film and Histories Festival
  • International Youth Theater & FILM Festival Gr. V. Birlic
    International Youth Theater Festival Gr. V. Birlic
  • Festival Romanian Film Evenings IASI

Distribution Information
    Country: Romania
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Silviu Radu

My name is Silviu Radu
I am: Screenwriter, movie director, writer and movie producer. Owner of the SRDMEDIA Cinematographic Production House and founder of the CINECLIC film platform. Since 2022 I am a member of the Union of Cinematographers from Romania-UCIN
I am debuting as an writer with texts on my personal blog in 2014. In May 11, 2017, I launched first book- Codex Aureus Code Name.
Then I wrote and published four more books: Codex Aureus The Three Scrolls, Codex Aureus The Last Pawn, Knights of God, Rosia Montana The Golden Brotherhood. The book receives exceptional reviews from writers and literary critics from Romania and international critics.
From 2019 i started as a producer and film director with the movie "A TIME I'VE BEEN THROUGH”
That movie is a biographical docudrama about the life of most famous romanian actor Constantin Codrescu.
This Movie this film was nominated and awarded at many international festivals:
European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA)
Nominee and Finalist for BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
Nawada International Film Festival 2nd Season
Gold Award for Best Director Documentary Film
London Best Director Award
Nominee for Best Director Award
Barcelona International Film Festival
Gold Award for Best 1st time Director Feature
Golden Bridge İstanbul Short Film Festival
Nominee for Best Feature Film
Athens International Film Festival
Honorable Mention for Best Documentary
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
Nominee and Semi-Finalist for Best Documentary Feature
Best Indie Producer
Swiss International Film
Best Documentary

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I write books and make movies about... their truth.