Calin Peter Netzer’s ‘Child’s Pose’ is great Gopo Awards winner

The film scooped nine Gopos at the 8th edition of the Gala hosted by Bucharest National Opera.

“Child’s Pose”, directed by Calin Peter Netzer, is the great winner of the Gopo Awards Gala held Monday night; the film won the most important trophies – Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay. “Child’s Pose” actors and actresses were also winners – Luminita Gheorghiu won Best Actress, Vlad Ivanov – Best Supporting Actor and Ilinca Goia – Best Supporting Actress.
“Child’s Pose” also got Gopos for Best Sound Editing – Dana Lucretia Bunescu, Cristian Tarnovetchi and Cristinel Sirli, Film Editing – Dana Lucretia Bunescu and the Audience Award for the highest 2013 grossing film.
Best Actor award went to Victor Rebengiuc for playing Costache in Tudor Cristian Jurgiu’s “Cainele japonez” (“The Japanese Dog”). “Domnisoara Christina” (“Miss Christina”) got the Costume award – Maria Miu, Make Up and Hair Styling went to Cristina Temelie and Nastasia Mateiu, while Best Original Score was awarded to Briton Jon Wygens. On the other hand, the actor Radu Beligan, who has appeared in theatre, film, television, and radio, in a career spanning over 70 years, won the Gopos award for his entire career.
The film having garnered the most nominations, “La limita de jos a cerului” (“The Unsaved”) took home two Gopos – Best Debut for director Igor Cobileanski and Cinematography – Oleg Mutu. The Art Direction Gopo went to Cristian Niculescu – “Domestic”. “Experimentul Bucuresti” (“The Bucuresti Experiment”) directed by Tom Wilson won the Documentary Feature award, while Documentary Short Subject was awarded to Germain Kanda – “Vibratia” (“Vibration”).
Documentary Short Feature honoured Radu Jude – “O umbra de nor” (“A Shadow of A Cloud”). The cinema professionals and film critics voted “Amour” directed by Michael Haneke Best European Film. An award was given ‘one of the most gifted directors’, Marian Crisan, by ProCinema television channel. Tudor Panduru was awarded a Promising Young Artist for the cinematography of short feature “Brigada Neagra” (“The Black Brigade”). Intense emotion swept through the audience when the Lifetime Achievement awards were bestowed on director Nicolae Margineanu and respected actor Radu Beligan. Elena Ciocan was honoured by a Special Award for having screened films at Bucharest Studio Theater ‘for more than half a century’.
A highlight of the 8th Gopo Awards Gala was marked when Tudor Giurgiu, the chairman of the Association for the Promotion of Romanian Film launched the Save the Silver Screen campaign. Giurgiu was accompanied on the National Opera stage by representatives of cinema theaters from Botosani, Piatra Neamt, Sibiu, Iasi and Hunedoara. He underscored that 78 percent of the Romanian towns currently have no cinema hall. Over 800 guests took part in Gopo Awards Gala Monday night.
Gopo Awards Gala 2014 was organized by the Association for the Promotion of Romanian Film and Transilvania Film, with the support from the National Cinematography Center, ArCub – Bucharest Cultural Center, Bucharest City Hall, CreArT – Bucharest Center of Creation, Art and Tradition, Babel Communications and Bucharest National Opera.

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