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SIERANEVADA

by Cristi Puiu

synopsis

Larry, a neurologist at the top of his career, and his wife, are attending a family meal in Bucharest to commemorate the death of his father, who died 40 days earlier.All the guests are waiting for the priest’s arrival. In the meantime, they argue about the 9/11 events.Larry tries to calm down the debate but opinions are so divided that not even the priest’s fl ying visit succeeds in reconciling the two camps.Just when things seem to be settling down, the arrival of an uninvited guest throws the commemoration into turmoil, which gradually deteriorates into an operatic settling of scores.

international title: Sieranevada
original title: Sieranevada
country: Romania, France, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia
sales agent: Elle Driver
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Cristi Puiu
film run: 173'
release date: FR 3/08/2016
screenplay: Cristi Puiu
cast: Mimi Brănescu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Judith State, Tatiana Lekel
cinematography by: Barbu Balasoiu
producer: Anca Puiu
co-producer: Sabina Brankovic, Laurence Clerc, Zdenka Gold, Labina Mitevska, Lucian Pintilie, Mirsad Purivatra, Olivier Père, Olivier Thery Lapiney
executive producer: Oana Giurgiu
production: Mandragora, Production 2006 D.O.O. Sarajevo, Sisters And Brother Mitevski, Spiritus Movens d.o.o., Alcatraz Films, ARTE France Cinéma
backing: Studioul de Creatie Cinematografica al Ministerului Culturii (RO), Centrul National al Cinematografiei - CNC (RO), Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HR), Fondacija za Kinematografiju Sarajevo (BA), HBO Romania (RO), Iadasarecasa (RO), Macedonian Film Agency (MK), CNC Aide aux cinémas du monde (FR), Institut Français (FR), Région Ile-de-France (FR), Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement International (FR), Eurimages
distributor: Wild Bunch Distribution, Parthénos
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