L’Affaire Collective receives the Gopo for best film

Legacy, Acasa – My Home and 5 Minutes Too Late are also among the winners of the Romanian cinema awards

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After receiving Romania’s first Academy Award nomination, Alexander Nanau‘s documentary Collective [+lire aussi :
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(Romania/Luxembourg) has triumphed at the 15th edition of the Gopo Awards, organized outdoors on Tuesday evening. Nanau also won the Best Director trophy and, together with Dana Bunescu and George Craggthe Best Editing Award.

Radu Ciorniciuc‘s well-traveled documentary Acasa – My Home [+lire aussi :
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(Romania/Finland/Germany) won Best First Feature, Best Documentary (a category where Collective wasn’t actually competing) and Best Sound. The awards won by these two documentaries at home and abroad will certainly revive the conflict between the Romanian documentary community and the National Film Center, which funnels only 10% of its funding into documentary production.

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Interestingly, all four of the acting categories were won by Dan Chisu‘s 5 Minutes Too Late [+lire aussi :
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(Romania). Jesus del Cerro‘s Miami Bici [+lire aussi :
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snagged the Audience Award, a nod given to the domestic film with the highest number of admissions in the previous year (for more on the movie’s popularity, see the news). Dorian Boguţa‘s Legacy [+lire aussi :
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won three gongs, including the coveted Best Screenplay Award, while Radu Jude‘s Uppercase Print [+lire aussi :
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won two braces. Although it received this edition’s highest number of nominations, namely 12, Ivana Mladenović‘s Ivana the Terrible [+lire aussi :
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(Romania/Serbia) didn’t take home a single award.

Probably Romania’s most talked-about film of 2020, Cristi Puiu‘s Malmkrog [+lire aussi :
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was not considered at this edition of the Gopos, as it hasn’t yet been released domestically.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Movie
Collective [+lire aussi :
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– Alexander Nanau (Romania/Luxembourg)

Best Director
Alexander Nanau – Collective

Best Screenplay
Dorian Boguţa, Loredana Novak – Legacy [+lire aussi :
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Best Lead Actor
Mihai Calin – 5 Minutes Too Late [+lire aussi :
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Best Lead Actress
Diana Cavallioti- 5 Minutes Too Late

Best Supporting Actress
Elvira Deatcu- 5 Minutes Too Late

Best Supporting Actor
Emanuel Parvu – 5 Minutes Too Late

Best Cinematography
Oleg Mutu- Love 2.America [+lire aussi :
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Best Editing
Alexander Nanau, George Cragg, Dana Bunescu – Collective

best-sound
Tom Weber, Andreas Mühlschlegel, Lukás Moudrý – Acasa – My Home [+lire aussi :
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(Romania/Finland/Germany)

Highscore
Marius Leftărache, Matei Stratan, Cristina Chiosea – Legacy

Best Art Direction
Irina Moscow – Uppercase Print [+lire aussi :
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Best Suits
Malina Ionescu – Legacy

Best Make-up and Hairstyling
Bianca Boeroiu, Domnica Bodogan – Uppercase Print

Best First Feature
Acasa – My Home – Radu Ciorniciuc

Best Documentary
Acasa – My Home – Radu Ciorniciuc

Best European Film
Sorry We Missed You [+lire aussi :
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– Ken Loach (UK/France/Belgium)

Best New Hope
Alma Buhagiar – director of Together (short movie)

Best Short Film
Into the Night – Ana Pasti

Best Short Documentary Film
The Deer Passed in Front of Me – Vlad Petri

Best Short Animated Film
The Death and the Knight – Radu Gaciu

Audience Award
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– Jesus del Cerro

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L’Affaire Collective receives the Gopo for best film