Romanian director wins Critic Award at film festival in Hamburg
Bacalaureat/Graduation, the latest film directed by Cristian Mungiu, brought the Romanian filmmaker another international award last week.
Mungiu, who got the Best Director award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, also received the Hamburg Film Critic Award at the film festival organized in the German city.
"In his film Graduation, Cristian Mungiu shows the post-communist Romanian society in a dismal way. The jury was convinced, moved and enthused by how the director struck the balance between social, private and moral conflicts, while perfectly managing to end the movie melancholically rather than dramatically. Therefore, Graduation is awarded the Hamburg Film Critic Award," the jury said.
The 24th edition of Filmfest Hamburg took place between September 29 and October 9 and several cinemas in the German city. Next year’s edition will open its doors to the audience between October 5 and October 9.
Cristian Mungiu’s Bacalaureat and Cristi Puiu’s Sieranevada have also been selected for the 2016 New York Film Festival’s Main Slate. The event started on September 30 and will end on October 16.
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