Sieranevada

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Directed by Cristi PUIU (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Aurora)

 

CANNES 2016 – Competition

TORONTO 2016 – Masters

CHICACO 2016 – Gold Hugo for Best Film / Silver Hugo for Best Director

Romania’s contender for Best Foreign Film at the 2017 Academy Awards

 

Synopsis

 

Larry, a neurologist at the top of his career, and his wife, are attending a family meal in Bucharest to commemorate the death of his father, who died 40 days earlier.

All the guests are waiting for the priest’s arrival. In the meantime, they argue about the 9/11 events.

Larry tries to calm down the debate but opinions are so divided that not even the priest’s fl ying visit succeeds in reconciling the two camps.

Just when things seem to be settling down, the arrival of an uninvited guest throws the commemoration into turmoil, which gradually deteriorates into an operatic settling of scores.

 

2016 /// Romania / France /// Romanian /// Comedy-Drama /// 173′

 

CAST  Mimi BRANESCU, Judith STATE, Tatiana LEKEL

SCREENPLAY  Cristi PUIU

PRODUCERS  Anca PUIU – Mandragora / Laurence CLERC and Olivier THERY LAPINEY – Alcatraz films  

FRENCH DISTRIBUTOR  Wild Bunch Distribution - Release on August 3rd 2016