Adrian Sitaru – Ilegitim AKA Illegitimate (2016)
Two siblings and an illegitimate love. A father who’s a doctor and several accusations. A family in which no one ever drew a line between what’s moral and what’s legal. Not even when it comes to abortion.
…Digital handheld cinematography allows the camera to glide back and forth across the apartment’s stuffy rooms, participating in the ensuing chaos and navigating the tense exchanges and awkward silences like a curious bystander unsure if they should announce themselves…
Patrick Gamble, CineVue
…Mixing professional actors with amateurs, Sitaru leaves room for some overacting, and a few overly harsh-sounding moments in the conversations occasionally shatter the credibility and make one wonder how different Illegitimate would have looked with a proper budget…
Stefan Dobroiu, Cineuropa
…Though morality is obviously the main concern of the piece, Sitaru never attempts to preach, allowing each character sufficient margin to convincingly believe in his own truth. Whether the audience will identify or at least agree with any of them depends, to a great extent, on the personal prejudices of each and every viewer.
Dan Fainaru, ScreenDaily