On Friday night, the filmmaker Alexandru Belc won the award with the film “Metronom”, for directing in the “Un Certain Regard” section. For the Romanian director, who also signs the screenplay, it is the first feature film he directs.
“Un Certain Regard presents films with a special vision of the world and brings together, every year, unique filmmakers from around the world in a selection full of diversity and aplomb,” said Thierry Fremaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival. this year at its 75th edition.
“Metronom” tells the story of two high school students who live a romance in the ’70s. The production evokes Romania in the 70’s and the mechanisms of repression of the Securitate through a love story between two teenagers, marked by betrayal, freedom and forgiveness.
The subject of the movie
According to the film’s synopsis, while Ion Ţiriac and Ilie Năstase are playing in the Davis Cup Final against America in 1972, two high school students fall in love and write letters on the show “Metronom” in Free Europe. When he is approved to leave the country with his family, they know that they must leave, but they did not expect the last days together to be decisive for their whole life.
“It’s a period that I knew at first through music: Janis Joplin, Doors, Mircea Florian. The film is the story of a generation that longed for freedom, a generation tested by the communist regime of the 1970s. It’s a love story between two teenagers, but also a personal story about betrayal, freedom, forgiveness “, said Alexandru Belc.
“Metronom” is a production of Strada Film International (Romania), Midralgar (France) and Chainsaw Europe.