Cristi Puiu’s “Sieranevada” is Romania’s proposal for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the National Centre of Cinematography (CNC) announced on Wednesday in a press release to Agerpres.
The jury was made up of film critics Dana Duma, Magda Mihailescu, Eugenia Voda, Mihai Fulger, Andra Petrescu, Irina Trocan, Lucian Maior, Florentina Ciuverca.
“Sieranevada” is the fourth film directed by Cristi Puiu and features actors Mimi Branescu, Dana Dogaru, Sorin Medeleni, Ana Ciontea, Judith State, Marin Grigore, Rolando Matsangos, Catalina Moga and Ilona Brezoianu.
Cristi Puiu’s film’s director of photography is Barbu Balasoiu, and Jean Paul Bernard, Filip Muresan and Christophe Vintrignier were in charge of the sound, Maria Pitea – costumes, Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska – makeup. Letitia Stefanescu and Ciprian Cimpoi are the film editors, Cristina Barbu, the set decorator, while Anca Puiu is the film’s producer.
“Sieranevada” is a Mandragora production, in co-production with Produkcija 2006 Sarajevo (BIH), the Culture Ministry’s Studio of Cinematography Creation, Sisters and Brother Mitevski, Spiritus Movens, Alcatraz Films.
The film will show in Romanian cinemas starting 9 September.