Romanian Film Week Encore / 9.6.2023. / 17.30

09.06.2023., 17:30

⇒ 17:30

(Oameni de treabă)
Director: Paul Negoescu
Release Date: 2022
Duration: 90 min

·      FilmFestival Cottbus – Festival of East European Cinema: Award for Outstanding Individual Performance – Iulian Postelnicu;
·      LIFFE – Leskovacki Festival Filmske Rezije: Jury Prize Divlji film, Best Direction – Paul Negoescu
·      Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film:
Best Actor Award, Le Bayard de la Meilleure interpretation – Iulian Postelnicu;
Special Mention, Best Film (Meilleure Film Francophone) – Paul Negoescu.

·      Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival: International Feature Film Competition Award, Best Film – Paul Negoescu;
·      Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film: Golden Bayard, Best Film (Meilleur Film Francophone) – Paul Negoescu;
·      Sarajevo Film Festival: Heart of Sarajevo, Best Film – Paul Negoescu;
·      Warsaw International Film Festival: Crème de la Crème Award – Paul Negoescu.

Ilie (Iulian Postelnicu) is a policeman in a village where corruption is a way of life. Following a series of violent events that he witnesses and the tensions that build up, the man is forced to make important decisions in his work and personal life.
“Men of Deeds is a film about a man disconnected from reality, living in an ideal world of his own making. “I think that each of us has found ourselves in a similar situation at some point, but in the case of our “hero”, the contact with reality comes abruptly, violently and sometimes even comically”, says director Paul Negoescu.

⇒ 20:00

Director: Cristian Mungiu
Release Date: 2022
Duration: 125 min

·      Crested Butte Film Festival: Best Feature – Cristian Mungiu;
·      Palić Film Festival – Golden Tower Award: Best film – Cristian Mungiu.

·      Anonimul International Independent Film Festival: Beast Feature Film – Cristian Mungiu;
·      Cannes Film Festival: Palme d’Or – Cristian Mungiu;
·      Chigao International Film Festival: Best Feature Film – Cristian Mungiu;
·      CinEast: Grand Prix, Best Feature Film – Cristian Mungiu;
·      Crested Butte Film Festival: Festival Award, Best Narrative Feature – Cristian Mungiu;
·      José Ignacio International Film Festival: Audience Award, Best Film;
·      Lumière Awards, France: Lumière Award, Best International Coproduction (Meilleure coproduction internationale) – Cristian Mungiu;
·      Montclair Film Festival (MFF): Narrative Feature Competition – Cristian Mungiu.

Storyline / Plot:
A few days before Christmas, having quit his job in Germany, Matthias returns to his multi-ethnic Transylvanian village. He wishes to involve himself more in the education of his son, Rudi, left for too long in the care of his mother, Ana, and to rid the boy of the unresolved fears that have taken hold of him. He’s preoccupied with his old father, Otto and also eager to see his ex-lover, Csilla. When a few new workers are hired at the small factory that Csilla manages, the peace of the community is disturbed, underlying fears grip the adults, and frustrations, conflicts and passions erupt through the thin veneer of apparent understanding and calm.