Sieranevada

Romania, France, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2016

Synopsis

Somewhere in Bucharest, three days after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris and forty days after his father’s death, 40-year-old doctor Lary spends one Saturday at a family gathering in memory of the deceased.
The event does not go as planned. Discussions are heated, fierce differences of opinion arise. Forced to face his fears and his past, and obliged to reconsider his place in the family, Lary is left with no choice but to tell the truth ...

Biography

Cristi Puiu was born in Bucharest in 1967. While studying cinema at the École Supérieure d’Arts Visuels in Geneva in the 1990s, he made several short films and documentaries. On his return to Romania, he continued to paint.
In 2001, he made his first feature film, STUFF AND DOUGH, a road movie shot with a hand-held camera in a near documentary style. In competition in the ‘Quinzaine des Réalisateurs’ section of the Cannes FF, the film won several awards in various festivals, in particular in Thessaloniki. Winner of the Golden Bear for the best short film at the Berlin IFF 2004 for CIGARETTES AND COFFEE, Cristi Puiu then shot THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU, which took the Prix Un Certain Regard in Cannes in 2005 as well as several other awards. His film AURORA in 2010 was the second part of a six-part series entitled “Six Stories from the Outskirts of Bucharest”.
SIERANEVADA is his fourth feature.

Filmography:
2001 - STUFF AND DOUGH
2004 - CIGARETTES AND COFFEE, short
2005 - THE DEATH OF MR LAZARESCU
2010 - AURORA
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Cristi Puiu

Written by : Cristi Puiu

Produced by : Anca Puiu

Director of Photography : Barbu Balasoiu

Editor : Letitia Stefanescu, Ciprian Cimpoi, Julia Muresan

Production Design : Christina Barbu

Costume Design : Maria Pitea, Doina Raducut

Hair & Make up Artist : Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska

Sound Design : Jean Paul Bernard, Filip Muresan, Christophe Vingtrinier

Main Cast : Mimi Branescu (Lary), Judith State (Sandra), Bogdan Dumitrache (Relu)

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Selection 2016