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One Step Behind the Seraphim dominates the Romanian Gopo Awards

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- Daniel Sandu’s first feature has won eight trophies, including Best Film, at the national film awards

One Step Behind the Seraphim dominates the Romanian Gopo Awards
Daniel Sandu, the director of One Step Behind the Seraphim, with two of his Gopo Awards

A coming-of-age drama set in the 1990s in an Orthodox seminary, Daniel Sandu’s One Step Behind the Seraphim [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Daniel Sandu
film profile
]
 may not have had an impressive international career, but it certainly earned some love from the Romanian film professionals voting for the country’s biggest film awards, the Gopos: the Hi Film Productions feature won a total of eight awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best First Feature.

The second big winner of the night was Nae Caranfil’s musical comedy 6.9 on the Richter Scale [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Nae Caranfil
film profile
]
, which won five technical awards. Although considered by some to be the most mature feature running for Best Film, the Romanian candidate for the Best Foreign-language Film category at this year’s Oscars, Adrian Sitaru’s The Fixer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Adrian Sitaru
interview: Tudor Aaron Istodor
film profile
]
, won only one gong, for supporting actress Diana Spătărescu, out of its seven nominations.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Film
One Step Behind the Seraphim [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Daniel Sandu
film profile
]
 - Daniel Sandu 

Best Director
Daniel Sandu - One Step Behind the Seraphim

Best Screenplay
Daniel Sandu - One Step Behind the Seraphim 

Best Lead Actress
Diana Cavaliotti - Ana, mon amour [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Călin Peter Netzer
film profile
]
(Romania/Germany/France)

Best Lead Actor
Vlad Ivanov - One Step Behind the Seraphim

Best Supporting Actress
Diana Spătărescu - The Fixer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Adrian Sitaru
interview: Tudor Aaron Istodor
film profile
]
(Romania/France) 

Best Supporting Actor
Ali Amir - One Step Behind the Seraphim

Best New Hope
Actor Ştefan Iancu - One Step Behind the Seraphim 

Best Cinematography
George Dăscălescu - One Step Behind the Seraphim

Best Editing
Dana Bunescu - Ana, mon amour

Best Sound
Aleksander Simeonov, Tamas Szekely, Florin Tăbăcaru - 6.9 on the Richter Scale [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Nae Caranfil
film profile
]
(Romania/Bulgaria/Hungary)

Best Score
Nae Caranfil, Bogdan Dimitriu, Liviu Mănescu - 6.9 on the Richter Scale 

Best Art Direction
Andreea Popa - 6.9 on the Richter Scale

Best Costumes
Doina Levintza, Adina Bucur - 6.9 on the Richter Scale 

Best Make-up and Hairstyling
Cătălin Ciutu, Dana Roşeanu, Iulia Roşeanu - 6.9 on the Richter Scale

Best First Feature
One Step Behind the Seraphim - Daniel Sandu 

Best Documentary
Planet Petrila [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Andrei Dăscălescu

Best European Film
On Body and Soul [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ildiko Enyedi
interview: Ildiko Enyedi
interview: Réka Tenki
film profile
]
 - Ildiko Enyedi (Hungary)

Best Short
Written/Unwritten - Adrian Silişteanu

Audience Award
Octav [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Serge Ioan Celebidachi (highest number of admissions in 2017)
Unlucky [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Iura Luncaşu (highest earnings in 2017)

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