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April 11, 2021

Jude’s “Aferim!” wins Gopo award for best film

The most coveted trophy of the Gopo Awards Gala held on Monday at the I.L. Caragiale Theatre House of Bucharest, the Gopo prize for the best feature film, went to Radu Jude (photo) for his “Aferim!”.

“I want to thank again those who voted in the Gopo Awards competition because I believe it is important for people to vote and praise the things our colleagues do,” said Ada Solomon who received the award, according to Agerpres.

Also nominated for the best feature film awards were “Bucuresti nonstop” (24/7 Bucharest), directed by Dan Chisu; “Comoara” (The Treasure), directed by Corneliu Porumboiu; “De ce eu?” (Why Me?) , directed by Tudor Giurgiu, and “Un etaj mai jos” (One Floor Below), directed by Radu Muntean.

The best director award went to Radu Jude for “Aferim!”.

Receiving the two Gopo statuettes was the film’s producer Ada Solomon.

Solomon thanked Jude for the award, saying she owes it to extraordinary people without whom “Aferim!” would have not been what it is now.

Also competing for the best director award were Dan Chisu for “Bucuresti nonstop” (24/7 Bucharest); Tudor Giurgiu for “De ce eu?” (Why Me?); Radu Muntean for “Un etaj mai jos” (One Floor Below) and Corneliu Porumboiu for “Comoara” (The Treasure).

“Aferim!” almost swept the board as it also won the Gopo awards for best lead male actor (Teodor Corban); best supporting male actor (Alexandru Dabija); best supporting actress (Mihaela Sirbu); best screenplay (Radu Jude, Florin Lazarescu); best cinematography (Marius Panduru); best montage (Catalin Cristutiu); best sound editing (Momchil Bozhkov, Dana Lucretia Bunescu, Cristinel Sirli); best settings (Augustina Stanciu); best costume design (Dana Paparuz); best makeup and best hair style (Petya Simeonova, Bianca Boeroiu, Domnica Bodogan), along with the Public’s Award and the Romanian Society Prize presented by the Romanian Society of Cinematographers (RSC).

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