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Record number of Romania features at the 2019 Gopo Awards

79 Romanian films released in 2018 enter the competition for the Gopo Awards nominations. Movies such as “Morometii 2” (directed by Stere Gulea), “Imi este indiferent daca in istorie vom intra ca barbari” (directed by Radu Jude), “Dacii liberi” (directed by Monica Lazurean-Gorgan and Andrei Gorgan) or “Fotbal infinit” (directed by Corneliu Porumboiu) are among the 28 features eligible for nominations.

The 13th edition of the Gopo Awards Gala, the most prestigious event dedicated to the Romanian film industry, will take place on Tuesday, March 19, at the National Theater of Bucharest.

A record of this edition is the number of features: 28 titles, including

“Pororoca” (directed by Constantin Popescu), awarded at the San Sebastian Festival, “Imi este indiferent daca in istorie vom intra ca barbari” (directed by Radu Jude), Romania’s proposal for Oscar, successful movies in the audience such as “Morometii 2” (directed by Stere Gulea),  “Povestea unui pierde varaa” (directed by Paul Negoescu), “Pup-o, ma” (directed by Camelia Popa) or debut movies like “Charleston” (directed by Andrei Cretulescu), “Soldații. Poveste din Ferentari” (directed by Ivana Mladenovic), “Un om la locul lui” (directed by Hadrian Marcu) or “Cateva conversatii despre o fata foarte inalta” (directed by Bogdan Theodor Olteanu).

“Aniversare” (directed by Claudiu Mitcu), “Caisa” (directed by Alexandru Mavrodineanu), “Dacii liberi” (Monica Lazurean-Gorgan and Andrei Gorgan), “Fotbal infinit” (directed by Corneliu Porumboiu), “Licu, o poveste romaneasca” (directed by Ana Dumitrescu), “Romania neimblanzita” (directed by Tom Barton Humphreys) and “Sunt insarcinata in Romania” (directed by Jesus del Cerro) are only a part of the nine titles nominated for the Best Documentary category.

48 movies are enrolled in the Best Short Film category, including “Cutezatorii” (directed by Tudor Botezatu), “Duminica” (directed by Dorian Boguta), “Cele doua executii ale Maresalului – o comparatie” (directed by Radu Jude), “E.T. a fost aici” (directed by Ana Agopian), “Iedera” (directed by Sarra Tsorakidis), “Miss Sueno” (directed by Radu Potcoava), “Cadoul de Craciun” (directed by Bogdan Muresanu), “Michelangelo” (directed by Anghel Damian) and “Totul e foarte departe” (directed by Emanuel Parvu).

The preselection jury established by the consultative Board of the Gopo Awards, consists of 11 professionals of the local film industry – Daniel Sandu (director), Mirela Oprisor (actress), Constantin Chelba (operator), Horea Murgu (sound engineer), Ileana Cecanu (distributor), Andrei Tanasescu (elector and curator) – and film critics, theorists and journalists – Ana Maria Sandu, Anca Gradinariu, Georgiana Musat, Catalin Mesaru, Christian Ferencz-Flatz.

After the jury will announce the nominees, over 600 active members of the Romanian film industry will be invited to nominate the winners of the Gopo 2019 trophies. This will be done through a voting system provided by the prestigious audit and consultancy company PwC Romania.


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