Ilinca Hărnuț is a Romanian film and theatre actress. She graduated the National University of Theatre and Film “I.L.Caragiale” Bucharest in 2006. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis at the Bucharest National University of Arts. She has collaborated with the most important theatres in Bucharest, playing roles varying from Shakespeare to Tennesee Williams to contemporary texts. She has acted in films directed by Radu Jude, Ion Indolean, Sarra Tsorakidis and Josef Demian. She has been working on her first feature length script, alongside director Sarra Tsorakidis. „Karina” is her first solo project as a scriptwriter and director.
Cosmin and Flavia are suffering through a night out with Dan, Cosmin’s older brother. They are exhausted but cannot leave Dan alone, because he is drunk and hectic, so they end up inviting him over. Heading out, Dan convinces Karina, a tipsy, distressed young girl whom he’s never seen before, to join them.
Cosmin and Flavia’s tiny apartment is invaded by two people whom they come to detest. Flavia’s ladylike attitude starts falling apart as she watches a very drunk Karina stomping on her carefully arranged home. When Karina finally blacks out, occupying their only bed, Flavia lashes out on Dan, who leaves, furious, locking himself up in the bedroom where Karina is sleeping.
Cosmin and Flavia are forced to improvise a bed on the living room floor. Flavia hides all her valuables.
In the morning, Dan is gone. Karina thanks Flavia for taking care of her, convinced that she had slept alone. Flavia doesn’t contradict her, worried they might have been indifferent bystanders to a rape.