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Sieranevada
Some three hours long and shot almost entirely in a packed and cluttered Bucharest flat, this latest film from talented filmmaker Cristi Puiu (THE DEATH OF MR LAZARESCU and AURORA) is a wonderfully absorbing film. It weaves its way through a family reunion that offers a thoughtful insight into the modern-day Romanian middle-class, as Puiu observes tensions and misunderstandings as a family come together at a memorial dinner. The encounters between the family members veer between dramatic to gently amusing, with Puiu allowing the differing characters to emerge as fully-rounded and appropriately complex people.
2016 / Romanian dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 173 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: Middle East Premiere
Rating: 12+
Contains: Adult References
Director: Cristi Puiu
Producer: Anca Puiu
Scriptwriter: Cristi Puiu
DOP: Barbu Balasoiu
Editor: Iulia Muresan, Letitia Stefanescu, Ciprian Cimpoi
Composer: Bojan Gagic
Cast: Mimi Branescu, Judith State, Bogdan Dumitrache, Dana Dogaru, Sorin Medeleni, Petra Kurtela