“Sieranevada” grabs the Gopo trophy

“Sieranevada,” directed by Cristi Puiu won the Gopo Award for the best feature film on Monday night. The 11th edition of the Romanian Film Awards took place at the National Theatre in Bucharest.

“Sieranevada” overall won six awards for the following categories: Best feature film, Best director — Cristi Puiu, Best screenplay — Cristi Puiu, Best actress in a leading role — Dana Dogaru, Best actress in a supporting role — Ana Ciontea and Best montage — Letitia Stefanescu, Ciprian Cimpoi.

“Bacalaureat” (Baccalaureate), directed by Cristian Mungiu, “Caini” (Dogs), directed by Bogdan Mirica, “Doua lozuri” (Two lottery tickets), directed by Paul Negoescu and “Inimi cizatrizate” (Scarred hearts), directed by Radu Jude were among the eligible movies nominated for the best feature film.

The best Romanian leading actor prize went to Gheorghe Visu for playing policeman Hogas in “Dogs”, while the best Romanian leading actress was Dana Dogaru for the part Nusa in “Sieranevada”.

Best supporting actor was Vlad Ivanov for his part in “Dogs” and the best supporting actress was Ana Ciontea in “Sieranevada”.

“Dogs” also won the prize for the best debut feature film. “Dogs” and “Scarred hearts” shared the Gopo award for the best picture.

“Selfie 69” romantic comedy by Cristina Iacob was awarded the audience prize.

“Sieranevada” was Romania’s proposal for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film last year. Sieranevada’s topic focuses on an extended, inter-generational apartment gathering at the 40-day memorial of a family member. This one apartment becomes the terrain into, out of, and around which children, parents, aunts, uncles, kids, husbands, widows, a priest and his entourage and a drug addict all push, shove, scoot, and sidle, going from one room to another and back again in the cramped space. Everybody is waiting for something, first the priest to perform a ceremony, then for a nephew to dress in the dead man’s suit, then an unwanted relative to leave, and then to eat.

Sieranevada was shortlisted in the official selection of the 69th edition of Cannes International Film Festival this year.

 

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