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.
Asphalt Tango / Nae Caranfil
Dora, Felicia, Graziella,Valentina and a few more Romanian beauties are fed up with this country where the money is always in someone else’s pocket and happiness is constantly being postponed till later. So they take off for Paris, intent on showing off their talent – and that’s not all – in the cabarets of the third zone. Marion – their agent-cum-watchdog-cum-mother-hen – is heading the expedition. But there’s something she’s unaware of: Dora’s husband, Andrei, is determined to get his wife back at any cost. Dora soon becomes Marion’s favorite, and the older woman will stop at nothing to come between the man and his wife. However, Andrei is no pushover and will not hesitate to break the law in order to get back his beloved...
|Music:||Nae Caranfil, Reinhardt Wagner, Anton Suteu. Art Direction: Christian Niculescu|
|With:||Charlotte Rampling (Marion), Mircea Diaconu (Andrei), Florin Calinescu (Gigi), Constantin Cotimanis (driver), Catalina Rahaianu (Dora)|
|Co-production:||France 3 Cinema (France)|
|STAVROS TORNES:||Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 13:15|
|STAVROS TORNES:||Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 22:45|