Over 80 Romanian movies race for 2015 Gopo Awards

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Over 80 Romanian movies released in theaters and festivals in 2014 will enter the race for the ninth edition of the Gopos, the Romanian film industry awards, due on March 30 in Bucharest. Founded by the Romanian Film Promotion Association, the event is meant to reward the best Romanian contemporary filmmakers, as well as to pay a tribute to domestic film industry legends.

So, 21 feature films, 14 documentaries, 13 documentary short films and 33 fiction short films are contending for the big prizes. At the same time, over 40 productions screened in Romanian theaters last year are racing for “the best European movie” category.

Among the films competing for “the best feature film”, there are the most titled fiction films of the year: “Closer to the Moon” by Nae Caranfil, “Q.E.D” by Andrei Grusznizky and “Selfie” by Cristina Iacob, a Romanian productions that ranks first in the box office success. Other three documentary feature films such as “The second game” by Corneliu Porumboiu, “Bucharest, where are you?” by Vlad Petri and “Trading Germans” by Razvan Georgescu are completing the list.

Topping the list of 14 eligible documentaries there are also “Toto and his sisters” by Alexander Nanau, “In the mayor’s name” by Anca Hirte and “The Forest” directed by Sinisa Dragin.

“Borgman/ Borgman”, by Alex van Warmerdam, “Two days, a night/ Deux jours, une nuit”, by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, “Ida”, by Pawel Pawlikowski, “The Great Beauty/ La grande bellezza”, by Paolo Sorrentino, “Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 & 2”, by Lars von Trier, “Stations of the Cross”, by Dietrich Brüggemann, and “The Broken Circle Breakdown”, by elix van Groeningen will race for “the best European film” title.

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