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Monday, March 25, 2013

7th Gopo Award Winners


Today was the award ceremony which was live streamed for a while (suddenly the live stream turned into another TV show!) but truth is that without Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills the awards lost interest for me.

Nevertheless most tech awards went to Undeva La Pilula so imagine that has to get a top award (no announcement yet about top awards).

Winners are in *BLUE and to check winners in all categories you can go to official site (not up yet but will be eventually) or their facebook page here where organizers announced live the winners.

2/26/13
A few moments ago the nominations for the Romanian annual award were announced and to my huge surprise Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills is NOT nominated in any category.

According to news seems Mungiu requested organizers to not consider film, which can be possible due to the many non-positive cinema-related news (crisis) we been reading lately. Obviously the absence of Mungiu's film makes this edition a lot less interesting for me, but nevertheless my love for Romanian cinema (a cinema that I'm really hoping will not go into pause for long) allows me to share the nominations so you can be aware of the great/good Romanian films that maybe we will be able to see, eventually.

Awards ceremony will take place on March 25 at the National Opera in Bucharest and will be broadcast by TV ProCinema.

These are the nominees in top categories that does not include Best Actress this year as there were not enough contenders.

Best Film
Despre oameni şi melci (Of Snails and Men), Tudor Giurgiu
*Toată lumea din familia noastră (Everybody in Our Family), Radu Jude
Undeva La Palilula (Somewhere in Palilula), Silviu Purcărete
Visul Lui Adalbert (Adalbert's Dream), Gabriel Achim

Best Director
Gabriel Achim for Visul Lui Adalbert (Adalbert's Dream)
*Radu Jude for Toată lumea din familia noastră (Everybody in Our Family)
Silviu Purcărete for Visul Lui Adalbert (Adalbert's Dream)
Tudor Giurgiu for Despre oameni şi melci (Of Snails and Men)

Best Actor
Adrian Titieni in Și caii sunt verzi pe pereți (Chasing Rainbows)
Gabriel Spanhiu in Visul Lui Adalbert (Adalbert's Dream)
*Șerban Pavlu in Toată lumea din familia noastră (Everybody in Our Family)

Best Screenplay
Dan Chișu for Și caii sunt verzi pe pereți (Chasing Rainbows)
Gabriel Achim and Cosmin Manolache for Visul Lui Adalbert (Adalbert's Dream)
Ionuţ Teianu for Despre oameni şi melci (Of Snails and Men)
*Radu Jude and Corina Sabau for Toată lumea din familia noastră (Everybody in Our Family)

To check nominees in all categories go here or here, available only in Romanian. Most films seems to be comedies/dramedies but my experience tells me that Romanian (dry) humor is one I can enjoy, hope these movies are more dry than dumb; still Radu Jude's drama is one that I been followed since was screened at the Berlinale. After watching videos got more interested in watching films as some seem to be visually interesting.

Of Snails and Men



Everybody in Our Family



Somewhere in Palilula


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Adalbert's Dream



Chasing Rainbows

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