Le réalisateur roumain Cristian Mungiu, lauréat de la Palme d'or pour son film
"4 mois, 3 semaines et 2 jours", lors de la cérémonie de clôture du
60e Festival de Cannes, le 27 mai 2007.
photo: REUTERS/JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER
Cannes 2007 Awards and filmclips
Palme d'Or to Romanian revelation Mungiu
found May 27, 2007 at cineuropa.org/ and
enhanced with clips and links by David Norden
A film that tackles the issue of abortion, the second feature by Romanian
director Cristian Mungiu was the second title to be shown in
competition. It immediately conquered international critics and then the jury,
headed by Stephen Frears. Discovered in 2002 in the Directors' Fortnight with Occident,
39-year old Mungiu is now making history as his name and country are added to
the historical list of Cannes grand prize winners.
Trailer "A fost sau n-a fost" EN
The best romanian movie of the year?
Following yesterday’s triumph in Un Certain Regard of Cristian Nemescu's California
Dreamin’, the Palme d’Or is further recognition of a new
generation of Romanian filmmakers – the 2006 Camera d'Or went to 12:08
East of Bucharest and the 2005 UCR Award to The
Death of Mr. Lazarescu.
The Death of Mr.
Anyone who has
waited for treatment in an emergency room or chafed under the less than
devoted care of a disinterested doctor will recognize Mr. Lazarescu's
dilemma. A 60-ish widower, living alone in Bucharest with his cats, he
feels sick enough one evening to call an ambulance. This is the
beginning of his Dantesque odyssey deep into the bowels of a big city
medical establishment. It's a story that could take place anywhere and
Mr. Lazarescu could be your next-door neighbor -- or he could be you.
However, Mungiu's win seems even more significant, as he himself produced 4
Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days through Mobra Film, with Paris-based Wild
Bunch handling international sales.
Interview de Vincent
Maraval d'Exception WildBunch qui nous présente différents
aspects du métier de vendeur international de films. www.cinelogs.com
Asian cinema also made a splash tonight. The Grand Jury Prize went to Naomi
Kawase's The Mourning Forest, a Japanese title co-produced at 50%
by France's Celluloid
Dreams and with support from the CNC),
while Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon won the Best Actress award for her
performance in Lee Chang-dong's Secret Sunshine.
Two US directors also picked up prizes for films produced in France. The new
60th Anniversary Prize went to Gus Van Sant for Paranoid
Park (trailer) (Interview acteurs
Paranoid Park below)
The rest of the world was not forgotten with Russia's Konstantin Lavronenko
winning Best Actor for Andreï Zviaguintsev's The Banishment and
Mexico's Carlos Reygadas picking up the ex-aequo Jury Prize for Silent
Apart from the Palme d’Or, Europe also received the Best Screenplay prize
for Fatih Akin's German film The
Edge of Heaven (see interview),
as well as the ex-aequo Jury Prize for animated feature Persépolis
(France) by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud (more)
A majority-French production, Jellyfish
by Israeli duo Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen won the Camera d'Or, while special mention was given to British-Australian
by Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn.
Interview with Anton Corbijn about the movie CONTROL
Ian Curtis from Joy division by Anton Corbijn Control