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53rd TIFF: Cristian Mungiu Press Conference

-OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 53rd TIFF: Cristian Mungiu Press Conference (11/7/2012) CRISTIAN MUNGIU PRESS CONFERENCE Romanian director Cristian Mungiu held a Press Conference on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 as part of the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Mr. Dimitri Eipides, director of the Festival, was present. The Balkan Survey section of this year’s edition is holding a comprehensive tribute to the director’s work; he is is one of the most important repre...

Romanian Revolution Continues At NYFF

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  The revolution in Romanian cinema that began several years ago with the astonishingly original films THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU (2005), 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST (2006) and 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (2007), continues to flex its muscle, with a strong showing at the New York Film Festival, which opened this past weekend. Three extraordinary films from Romania will be featured at the Festival, New York's most prestigious film event. AURORA, the latest effort from director Cristi Puiu...

We catch up in London with Cristian Mungiu, the director of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.

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Cristian Mungiu returns to the Festival with Tales from the Golden Age, a comic creation from a collective of Romanian directors which takes a darkly ironic look at Romania under the Ceaucescu regime and the idiocies of daily life in a dictatorship.   What was the idea behind the making of this film? People answer these questions very easily, but actually what happened was that I was travelling a lot in festivals with my first film, and I was seeing lots of people my ag...

We catch up in London with Cristian Mungiu (4 months 3 weeks...)

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Cristian Mungiu returns to the London Festival with Tales from the Golden Age, a comic creation from a collective of Romanian directors which takes a darkly ironic look at Romania under the Ceaucescu regime and the idiocies of daily life in a dictatorship  What was the idea behind the making of this film? People answer these questions very easily, but actually what happened was that I was travelling a lot in festivals with my first film, and I was seeing lots of people my age - most of them had...

Tales from the Golden Age to open Transilvania Film Festival

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The eighth edition of the Transilvania IFF (May 29 – June 7, Cluj-Napoca, Romania) is beginning to shape up. Over 250 films are expected to be screened in this year’s TIFF. The opening gala on Friday, May 29, will be highlighted by the national premiere of Cristian Mungiu’s latest film, Tales from the Golden Age, a collection of Romanian urban legends from the communist era, written by Mungiu and directed by Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Hofer, Razvan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu and Cristian Mun...

P.T. Anderson will receive the Fipresci Grand Prix

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Director Paul Thomas Anderson will receive at San Sebastian Festival the Fipresci Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year, granted by the international critics who have decided to award the distinction to his film, There Will Be Blood. The director of films like Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999) and Punch-Drunk Love (2002) will collect the award at the Festival opening gala in the Kursaal Auditorium on September 18. “The choice was extremely clear for the 242 members of the International Fede...

Returning To Romanian Roots

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In the world of cinema, there is always a “new wave” occurring in a country or region or even genre. No question, in 2007/2008, that new wave is centered in the country of Romania, which has flexed its muscles on the international stage with a series of lauded films. At last year’s Cannes Film Festival, the Romanian abortion drama 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS by Cristian Mingui was the surprise winner of the Palme d’Or, the Festival’s highest honor. Another Romanian film 12:08 OF BUCHA...

Returning To Romanian Roots

 Tuesday, April 22----In the world of cinema, there is always a “new wave” occurring in a country or region or even genre. No question, in 2007/2008, that new wave is centered in the country of Romania, which has flexed its muscles on the international stage with a series of lauded films. At last year’s Cannes Film Festival, the Romanian abortion drama 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS by Cristian Mingui was the surprise winner of the Palme d’Or, the Festival’s highest honor. Another Roman...

FIPRESCI's "Best Foreign Language Film of 2007" to Croatian "Armin"

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From almost all national submissions to the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film, a jury of FIPRESCI selected at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (USA, January 3-14, 2008) — its first special award of the year, the "Best Foreign Language Film of 2007": "Armin" by Ognjen Svilicic (Croatia 2007) The jury presented also prizes for best actor and actress. Best Actress: ex equo Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu in "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" (4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zil...

European Film Awards: The Year of The Romanian Film

Tuesday, December 4----------The year 2007 will be remembered for many things.....but one of the biggest surprises, at least in the worlds of film and media, has been the emergence of the former Communist state of Romania as the hottest film producing territory, not only in Europe, but also worldwide. Of course, a few international arthouse hits does not a thriving industry make, but if one wanted to get a sense of where the energy and inspiration in contemporary cinema could be coming from next...

Winners at the Stockholm International Film Festival

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The jury now presents its selection for the 18th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2007 comes from Romania, and tells a gripping story of illegal abortion and societal control. The Bronze Horse for best feature 2007 goes to 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days by Cristian Mungiu. Mungiu’s gripping account of his native Romania and its totalitarian past takes the form of a story about a young woman helping her friend to undergo an illegal ...

Four Months 3 weeks 2 days The opening film of the festival

The International Film Festival of India will open with the most celebrated film of the year ‘FOUR MONTHS, THREE WEEKS, TWO DAYS" directed by Cristian Mungiu from Romania.  The film won the prestigious Palme D'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival this year and has received wide critical acclaim all over the world.  The Director Cristian Mungiu and the leading actress of the film Anamaria Marinca will attend the gala opening ceremony on 23rd November 2007 at the Kala Academy in Goa.  Th...

The Romanian Boom

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By Ben Cookson Romanian filmmaking attracted world attention in 2007 when two films were honored at the Cannes Film Festival. Cristian Mingui’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, a harrowing portrayal of illegal abortion, was awarded the prestigious Palme D’Or, and California Dreamin’, a tale about American soldiers during the Kosovo conflict, won Un Certain Regard for its director Cristian Nemescu.Tragically, Nemescu won the award posthumously, as the young director was killed in a car acciden...

Goa Film festival to open with 4 Months, 3 weeks...

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The Romanian winner of the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days", will be the opening movie of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which begins in Goa Nov 23.The film is set in communist Romania in the final years of the Nicolae Ceausescu era. It tells the tragic story of two students, roommates in the university dormitory, who try to arrange an illegal abortion for one of them in the late 1980s.After making its worldwide d...

Riding The New Wave of Romanian Cinema

 Monday, October 22---------On Saturday, veteran film journalist Nick Roddick led a provocative discussion on the sudden emergence of film gems from what had seemed like a most unlikely source: Romania. 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS (which is screening at the London Film Festival) was the surprise winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival (a first from the cinema of that rather unknown and misunderstood country). Attention is definitely focused on the former Communist state as a ...

Romanian Film Cited As Year's Best

 Wednesday, September 5----------4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, the searing drama by Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu which won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year, has added to that triumph by being named as the Film of the Year by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). The film, which also won the FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes, is making its Canadian Premiere next week at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The film, the latest in a recent renaissance of...

Fipresci Grand Prix Award to 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

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4 Luni, 3 Saptamini si 2 Zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), by Cristian Mungiu, winner of the Fipresci Prize and Golden Palm at Cannes 2007, has been elected Best Film of the Year at the Fipresci Grand Prix votation. 248 members of the International Federation of Film Critics participated in the election, clearly carried away by the Rumanian film. The Fipresci Grand Prix will be presented at the San Sebastian Film Festival opening gala on 20th September. The Fipresci Grand Prix for Best Film o...

New York Film Festival To Celebrate 45th Anniversary

Wednesday, July 18-------The New York Film Festival, one of the pre-eminent film events in North America, celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. The event, which will run from September 28 to October 14, has begun to announce some of its programming and special events, tantalizing New York film lovers with some gems to look forward to. The Film Society of Lincoln Center, which presents the Festival along with its yearlong programming at the flagship Walter Reade Theater, has announced that...

The Other Cannes Awards

Tuesday, May 29------While the Main Competition Awards at the Cannes Film Festival generally get the lion's share of press (particularly the Palme d'Or, the Festival's highest honor), there are a number of other awards that are equally significant. Each one of the parallel sections of the Festival (Un Certain Regard, Directors Fortnight and the International Critics Week) bestows its own prizes. In addition, film critics and other guilds have their own set of awards. All in all, a pr...

Romanian Film Wins Cannes Palme D'Or

Sunday, May 27-------The Romanian film 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS by director Cristian Mungiu (whose celebrated debut film THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU was cited by US film critics as one of the best of last year) has won the prestigious Palme D'Or at the 60th Cannes Film Festival. The film, which was picked up for US distribution by IFC First Take, is the first film from Romania so honored. The prizes in all categories were presented prior to the Closing Night screening of the Quebec fi...

Cannes trophies, closing 60th edition with a charm

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The awards ceremony concluded a fortnight of sunny star crowded Croisette. Power block busters came to make an impression along with glamourous stars, while the competition films from non commercial cinematographies made an impact with the critics.The Roumanian 4 months... Palme D'Or Winner and Persepolis were among the ones much discussed after their official screening.INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY Palme d’Or: "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days," Cristian Mungiu, (Romania)Grand Prix : "The Mournin...

4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days in Cannes

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Presented in Competition today, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days is the 2nd feature unveiled at Cannes from young Romanian film director, Cristian Mungiu. Occident was presented in 2002. His latest film takes the spectator back to Romania’s recent past, revealed through the story of a young woman, Gabita, who wants an abortion despite the fact that it is illegal there. With the help of a friend, Ottila, they call on a certain Mr. Bebe, however neither are aware of the terrible consequences ahead…...

"4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days" by Cristian Mungiu

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Presented in Competition today, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days is the 2nd feature unveiled at Cannes from young Romanian film director, Cristian Mungiu. Occident was presented in 2002. His latest film takes the spectator back to Romania’s recent past, revealed through the story of a young woman, Gabita, who wants an abortion despite the fact that it is illegal there. With the help of a friend, Ottila, they call on a certain Mr. Bebe, however neither are aware of the terrible consequences ahead… ...
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