Police, Adjective top winner at Gopos
by Stefan Dobroiu
Corneliu Porumboiu's Police, Adjective [+see also:
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film profile] was the top winner at last night’s Gopo Awards ceremony, turning ten of its nominations into six wins in the fourth edition of Romania's top film industry prize, held in the country's Palace of Parliament.
Police, Adjective nabbed three awards for Porumboiu (Best Film, Director and Screenwriter), while the other three Gopos went to Dragoş Bucur (Best Actor), Vlad Ivanov (Best Supporting Actor) and Marius Panduru (Best Cinematographer).
A tale about the moral dilemma of a small-town policeman, Police, Adjective won Un Certain Regard Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize at the last year's Cannes Film Festival.
The more popular The Concert [+see also:
interview: Radu Mihaileanu
film profile], a French/Belgian/Romanian co-production helmed by Radu Mihăileanu, which also won two Césars (for Best Original Score and Best Sound), took home four Gopos: for Best Original Score (Armand Amar), Editing (Ludo Troch), Production Design (Cristian Niculescu) and Make-up (Michelle Constantinides, Dana Buşoiu, Catherine Crassac, Adelina Popa).
The Best Actress nod went to Hilda Peter for the UK/Romanian co-production Katalin Varga [+see also:
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film profile] and Luminiţa Gheorghiu, best known for Cristi Puiu's acclaimed The Death of Mr Lazarescu [+see also:
film profile], took Best Supporting Actress for Bobby Păunescu's Francesca [+see also:
film profile]. Andreea Boşneag was moreover happy to win the Best New Talent prize for her performance in Radu Jude's The Happiest Girl in the World [+see also:
Oli's Wedding, which has been awarded several prizes at short film festivals, took the Gopo for Best Short. The film is directed by Tudor Jurgiu, who is often mistaken for the film's producer, Tudor Giurgiu.
Alexander's Nanau’s The World According to Ion B., about Ion Bârlădeanu, a former tramp on the streets of Bucharest who has become a famous contemporary artist, won the Best Documentary award.
Veteran screenwriter Dumitru Carabăţ and veteran actress Draga Olteanu-Matei were both presented with Gopos for lifetime achievement.
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