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Director
Nae Caranfil

Filmography
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
2001 Filantropica/Philanthropy
2007 Restul e tacere/The Rest Is Silence

Biography
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.

Nae Caranfil

Philanthropy / Nae Caranfil

Ovidiu is 35 years old, single, and still living with his parents in Bucharest. He works as a school teacher and dreams of becoming a great writer, but he can’t get beyond the first paragraph of his novel. His uneventful, modest life is turned upside down one day, when he falls in love with the beautiful, twenty-yearold Diana, who appears in a toothpaste commercial on TV. Diana, a true representative of a pragmatic younger generation, agrees to go out with Ovidiu, but her desires put a significant strain on his meager finances. Determined not to lose her, Ovidiu becomes involved in a strange foundation called “Filantropica”, which offers its services to various beggar Mafia groups and charges a percentage of their earnings…


Director:Nae Caranfil
Script:Nae Caranfil
Cinematography:Vivi Dragan Vasile
Editing:Thierry Derocles, Tiberiu Teodoroscu
Sound:Jean Claude Brisson, François Domerc, Horea Murgu
Music:Marius Mihalache. Art Direction: Mihnea Mihailescu
Costumes:Svetlana Mihailescu
With:Mircea Diaconu (Ovidiu Gorea), Gheorghe Dinica (Pavel Puiut), Mara Nicolescu (Miruna), Viorica Voda (Diana Dobrovicescu), Cristian Gheorghe (Robert Dobrovicescu)
Producer:Cristian Comeaga, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Production:Domino Film
Production Country:Romania/France
Format:35mm, Color
Duration:110'
Production Year:2001
Screening Schedule
STAVROS TORNES:Monday, November 19, 2007 - 15:00
STAVROS TORNES:Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 20:15
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