Director Corneliu Porumboiu and film critic Ian Haydn Smith discussing during the 7th edition of the Romanian Film Festival in London, 2010
The prestigious Locarno Film Festival will present two new Romanian full feature films: When Evening Falls on Bucharest, or Metabolism (Când se lasă seara peste Bucureşti sau Metabolism) by Corneliu Porumboiu, and Roxanne by Valentin Hotea.
When Evening Falls on Bucharest, or Metabolism (Când se lasă seara peste Bucureşti sau Metabolism) by Corneliu Porumboiu
Romania, 2013, 93 mins
with Bogdan Dumitrache, Diana Avramut, Mihaela Sirbu, Alexandru Papadopol
Paul is a young director about to make his first film. During the filming, he has an affair with Alina, an actress in a secondary role. The next day is Alina’s last on the set. The film and reality begin to overlap and something unexpected happens during the filming.
When Evening Falls on Bucharest, or Metabolism is Corneliu Porumboiu’s third feature film.
Roxanne by Valentin Hotea
Romania/Hungary, 2013, 97 mins
with Serban Pavlu, Diana Dumbrava, Mihai Calin, Adrian Vancica, Valeria Seciu
Bucharest, 2009. Twenty years after Romanian Revolution, Tavi Ionescu, a nice but quite immature guy for his late 30s finds out from his Securitate (Secret Police) file that he could be the father of a son he didn’t know about. Starting his own secret investigation, Tavi is caught by a complicated past that now comes to reveal ugly hidden truths, messing up his life and the lives of the people close to him. For the first time in his life, Tavi is forced to take really mature decisions. Roxanne is Valentin Hotea’s first feature film.
The 66th edition of the Locarno Film Festival runs from 1 to 17 August 2013. More details about the programme and news here: www.pardolive.ch/en/