DirectorTudor Giurgiu Initial DVD releaseJuly 15, 2008 (Greece) Duration CountryRomania
WriterRazvan Radulescu, Cecilia Stefanescu Release dateFebruary 13, 2006 (Germany)
March 17, 2006 (Romania)
June 8, 2006 (U.S.)
April 1, 2007 (UK) CastMaria Popistasu (Kiki), Ioana Barbu (Alex), Tudor Chirila (Sandu), Mircea Diaconu (Mr. Dragnea) Similar moviesRazvan Radulescu wrote the screenplay for Love Sick and Tuesday - After Christmas
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.
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.
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.
Maria Popistasu as Kiki
Ioana Barbu as Alex
Tudor Chirila as Sandu
Catalina Murgea as Mrs. Benes
Mircea Diaconu as Mr. Dragnea
Virginia Mirea as Mrs. Dragnea
Tora Vasilescu as Mrs. Parvulescu
Valentin Popescu as Mr. Parvulescu
Mihai Dinvale as Prof. Mihailescu
Carmen Tanase as Waitress
Puya as Taxi driver
Mihaela Radulescu as Mrs. Negulescu
Robert Paschall Jr. as Bo
The film was adapted from a novel by Cecilia Stefanescu.
Love Sick shared the grand jury prize in November 2006 at the 19th edition of the Image+Nation Festival, Montreal, Canada's LGBT Film Festival.
Actress Maria Popistasu won Jury Special Award for Performance at the 'Anonimul' International Film Festival in Romania.
Actress Ioana Barbu won Best Actress at the Pécs International Film Festival.
It premiered at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival as part of the Teddy Awards. It went on to appear at a number of international film festivals including the Seattle International Film Festival and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.