Press release for the WARBOY movie

Spectators are awaited somewhere in the Wild (W)est, in the latest movie directed by Marian Crișan, which will have its premiere in cinemas starting November 17.

“WARBOY is about a teenager through whose eyes we witness the end of World War II, specifically in the autumn of 1944. The boy tries to save his family’s two horses by embarking on an initiatory journey, crossing the wild landscape of the Apuseni Mountains. The film could be described as <a war film> or <a film for children>, what attracted me the most to this project when I conceived it were the western elements that I was glad to bring to the big screen,” confesses the director.

The movie trailer, distributed by Rova Film.


Daniel Bâliș, Reginald Ammons, Ovidiu Crișan, Adina Iftime, Ion Bechet, Dan Chiorean are the actors in WARBOY – the fifth feature film of the director, already known to the wider audience for Morgen, Rocker, Orizont, or Berliner, as well as for the HBO Romania-produced miniseries – Valea Mută.

The screenplay is penned by Marian Crișan, the cinematography is by Adrian Pădurețu, set design by Simona Pădurețu, costumes by Dana Păpăruz, and editing by Tudor Pojoni. The movie poster is designed by Alex Tamba.

WARBOY is made with the support of CNC Romania, CNC Republica Moldova in collaboration with Romanian Television and is a Rova Film production, in co-production with Parmis, Chainsaw Europe, and Forest Film, and can be seen in cinemas across the country starting from November 17, 2023.

More materials and information related to the film will soon be published on the movie’s Facebook page: and Instagram: