Gone with the Wine (2002),
A Trip to the City (2003),
Liviu's Dream (2003)
|Cristi Puiu||-||Cigarettes and Coffee (2003)|
A Day in the Life of Vasile Marinus (2002)
Do You Have a Minute... That's Great (2003)
About the Directors and Their Movies
Corneliu Porumboiu: Born in Vaslui, Romania in 1975, Corneliu
Porumboiu graduated from the Bucharest
University of Dramatic Art and Cinema in 2003. He directed
several short movies, such as "Grafitti" (2000), "Love... Sorry"
(2001), "Gone with the Wine" (2002), "Liviu's Dream" (2003), and "A
Trip to the City" (2003). "Liviu's Dream" won the Best Romanian Short
Film Award at the Transilvania
International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2004. His graduation movie,
"A Trip to the City", was presented at Cannes 2004 and won the second
Award. Corneliu Porumboiu currently works on his first full
feature film: "Despre ingeri si bani" ("On Angels and
Money"). Click here for an
interview with Corneliu Porumboiu (in Romanian).
We have the pleasure of presenting three of Corneliu's short films:
|Cristi Puiu: Born in Bucharest, Romania in 1967, Cristi Puiu is probably the most acclaimed young Romanian director. He graduated in 1998 from L'Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Visuels de Genève. He directed two full feature movies: "Stuff and Dough" (2001) and "The Death of Mister Lazarescu" (2005), very apreciated at many international film festivals. In particular, "The Death of Mister Lazarescu" won the "Un Certain Regard" Award at Cannes 2005. His short movie, "Cigarettes and Coffee" (2004), a homage to Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee and Cigarettes" shorts, won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlin Film Festival in 2004. Here is an excerpt from the jury's press release: "Low budget but high impact, simple but effective storytelling with fantastic dialogues - this film is a remarkable statement about a society undergoing profound change." More information about Cristi Puiu can be found in a CinemaScope article accessible from here.|
|Ivo Baru: Born in Bitola, Macedonia, in 1978, Ivo Baru started his studies at the Bucharest University of Dramatic Art and Cinema in 1999 (after learning Romanian in just one year!). His first short movie, "A Day in the Life of Vasile Marinus", won the Critics' Award at the Bucharest Student Film Festival "CineMAiubit" in 2002. His second short movie, "Do You Have a Minute ... That's Great" (2003), was presented at the film festivals from Munchen and Tampere, and won the Best Male Actor Award at the Bucharest Student Film Festival "CineMAiubit" in 2004.|
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