Mai mare|Mai mic

Romanian political farce movie to hit US theaters

de Adrian Novac, New York
Marţi, 6 martie 2007, 0:00

Corneliu Porumboiu (Photo: Adrian Novac)

On the footsteps of "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu”, another Romanian film gets the opportunity to run in cinemas across the Ocean. "A fost sau n-a fost" (Was it, or was it not?) of Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu, has been shown with success to US media critics at a New York event.

Backed up US company with a strong publicity campaign, the film will run in US theaters starting June, under the title "12:08 East of Bucharest".

Porumboiu’s first movie, „A fost sau n-a fost” has already received a series of major international awards, in Cannes included. It is also expected to be given a special event at the Tribeca Film Festival to be organized by Robert de Niro in late April.

Received by US critics as a comedy “sharp as a knife”, the film depicts a TV show on the December 1989 revolution in Romania - but 15 years after those events, and in a small town in a poor region of the country.

Speaking to at the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, Corneliu Porumboiu said he believed Romanian movies have started to create a specialized circuit luring moviegoers that like a specific director.

He said that while he believed a Romanian director would come and shoot movies in Hollywood somewhere in the near future, he said he was not prepared for that at he wanted to make movies in Romania.

Citeste doar ceea ce merita. Urmareste-ne si pe Facebook si Instagram.

42 vizualizari


Agenţii de ştiri
Siteul foloseste cookie-uri. Cookie-urile ne ajută să imbunatatim serviciile noastre. Mai multe detalii, aici.

powered by
developed by