1983 Venice in September (short)
1984 Thirty Years of Insomnia (short)
1988 Backstage (doc.)
1993 É pericoloso sporgersi/ Don’t Lean Out the Window
1996 Asfalt Tango/Asphalt Tango
1998 Dolce far niente
2007 Restul e tacere/The Rest Is Silence
He was born in Bucharest in 1960. He graduated from Bucharest’s Academy of Theater and Cinema in 1984. He began by making shorts, which won prizes at several international festivals, then went on to write numerous screenplays for the French Compagnie des Images between 1989 and 1991. His first feature film, Don’t Lean Out the Window, a Romanian-French coproduction, won awards in Montpellier, La Baule and Bratislava. His subsequent films were box-office hits as well as critical successes. In 1995, he directed Asphalt Tango, another French- Romanian comedy with Charlotte Rampling in the leading role and, in 1999, Dolce far niente starring François Cluzet and Giancarlo Giannini. His black comedy Philanthropy (2001) won the Audience Award at the Paris FF and various other prizes in Wiesbaden, Mons,Würzburg, Bratislava and Newport Beach, and screened at the Thessaloniki IFF in 2002.Written in 1988, The Rest Is Silence, received the Best Screenplay Award at the Paris FF in 1995 and Second Prize at the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Competition in Los Angeles in 1999.
Don’t Lean Out the Window / Nae Caranfil
Soldier Horatio dreams about having sex. Cristina, still in high school, has nothing against that, but not before they become engaged. It's a matter of principle. But when would-be actor Dino starts making moves on her… it's a whole different story. Her glorious resistance doesn't last very long; even though, that night, Dino is not in top form. Three lives told in three parts, where the same story is told from the point of view of each of the three characters, like a comical version of Rashomon, where all the crimes and thefts are committed in the grip of sexual frustration.There are indeed days when one would rather have to deal simply with the usual routine...
|Music:||Nae Caranfil, Anton Suteu. Art Direction: Gloria Papura|
|With:||Natalie Bonifay (Cristina), Giorgin Alexandru (the actor), Marius Stanescu (Horatiu), Valentin Teodosiu (Jean), Florin Calinescu (Lt. Graneca), Liviu Topuzu (Minzatu), Marius Florea (Vizante)|
|Production:||Compagnie des Images, Filmex|
|Production Country:||France, Romania|
|STAVROS TORNES:||Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 18:00|