"Police, Adjective", a film by Romanian director and script writer Corneliu Porumboiu, was awarded with the FIPRESCI (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique) prize under Cannes’ "Un Certain Regard" section on Saturday. It also received the Jury’s Prize under the same section, Romanian news agency Mediafax informs.
The film tells the story of a regional policeman (played by Dragos Bucur). He is compelled to investigate a minor case that involves a teenager. During the investigation, the cop realises he does not believe in his profession anymore.
After the world premiere, the film competing under "Un Certain Regard" section, was praised in publications such as Variety and The New York Times. The comedy was shot in early 2009 in Vaslui, the director’s home city. Corneliu Porumboiu received the financial support of HBO Romania and the Romanian National Cinematography Centre in the making of the film.
Porumboiu is already the proud owner of a Camera d’Or prize, awarded at Cannes in 2006 for his debut film A fost sau n-a fost?. Police, Adjective will be screened at the International Film Festival from Transylvania (TIFF), which will take place between May, 30 and June, 7.