CINEFONDATION awards prizes in ceremony on Friday

This program marks two decades in existence this year

The Cinefondation, which this year marks its twentieth anniversary, awarded prizes and money to three student filmmakers in a simple ceremony on Friday which was followed by a screening of the three winning films. Oscar winner Barry Jenkins was a part of a jury presided by Cristian Mungiu, recipient of the Palme D’Or in 2007. Other members of the jury included French actress Clotilde Hesme, ... more >

Cristian Mungiu

"If you make a 50 million-dollar rom-com and people don't like it you should be worried"

Taking a real police case--it was also the subject of a novel called "Deadly Confession" (2006) by Romanian writer Tatiana Niculescu Bran--and fictionalizing it for the big screen, Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu took his new film "După dealuri" ("Beyond the hills" in Romanian) to Cannes and walked away with two wins (Mungiu previously earned the festival's top honor, the Palme D'Or): best ... more >

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Film won the Palme D'Or in 2007 and a number of other awards after that
Anamaria Marinca, Vlad Ivanov and Laura Vasiliu
Directed by Cristian Mungiu

In “4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days” ("4 luni, 3 saptamini si 2 zile" in the Romanian original), director Cristian Mungiu illustrates the difficulties faced by Romanians with a story about a black market abortion. Without conceit or a message being passed on, we become witnesses to how an average life in Romania can be affected by daily pressures under Ceaucescu’s Romania and how mundane goals like ... more >