Sieranevada and Dogs Lead Nominations for 11th Gopo Awards

    Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu

    BUCHAREST: Cristi Puiu’s Sieranevada and Bogdan Mirică’s debut feature Dogs received 16 and 13 nominations respectively in the 11th edition of Gopo Awards. The awards ceremony will take place at the National Theatre in Bucharest on 21 March 2017.

    Scarred Hearts by Radu Jude has 12 nominations, while Graduation by Cristian Mungiu received nine nods.

    The nominations were chosen from among a total of 21 feature films by a jury of eleven film professionals including five film critics. Members of the industry are now being invited to vote. PwC România will take care of the voting procedure.

    Gopo Awards are organised by Romanian Film Promotion with the support of the Romanian Film Centre and Babel Communications.


    Best Film (feature film):

    Graduation / Bacalaureat (Romania, France, Belgium)
    Directed by Cristian Mungiu
    Produced by Mobra Films
    Coproduced by Why Not Productions, Les Films du Fleuve, France 3 Cinéma
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), Eurimages

    Dogs / Câini (France, Romania, Bulgaria)
    Directed by Bogdan Mirică
    Produced by EZ Films 14
    Coproduced by 42Km Film, Argo Film
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Bulgarian National Film Center

    Two Lottery Tickets / Două lozuri (Romania, Spain)
    Directed by Paul Negoescu
    Produced by Actoriedefilm.ro
    Coproduced by Papillon Film
    Suported by Erka Synergy Communication, Cinelabs Romania, HBO Romania and UNATC

    Scarred Hearts / Inimi cicatrizate (Romania, Germany)
    Directed by Radu Jude
    Produced by Hi Film
    Coproduced by Komplizen Film
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre and the Media Programme

    Sieranevada (Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, France)
    Directed by Cristi Puiu
    Produced by Mandragora
    Coproduced by Studioul de Creaţie Cinematografică Romania, 2006 d.o.o., Spiritus Movens, Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production, Alcatraz Films
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Fondacija za Kinematografiju Sarajevo, the Macedonian Film Agency, Eurimages, Region Ile de France

    Best Director:

    Cristian Mungiu for Graduation
    Bogdan Mirică for Dogs
    Radu Jude for Scarred Hearts
    Cristi Puiufor Sieranevada
    Adrian Sitaru for Ilegitimate / Ilegitim (Romania, Poland, France)
    Produced by Domestic Film
    Coproduced by Film Produkcja and Damned Films

    Best Leading Actor:

    Adrian Titieni for Graduation
    Gheorghe Visu for Dogs
    Mimi Brănescu for Sieranevada

    Bogdan Dumitrache for Double / Dublu (Romania)
    Directed by Catrinel Dănăiaţă
    Produced by Abis Studio
    Coproduced by HiFilm Productions
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

    András Hatházi for Horizon / Orizont (Romania)
    Directed by Marian Crisan
    Produced by Mandragora Movies

    Best Leading Actress:

    Maria Drăguş for Graduation
    Alina Grigore for Illegitimate
    Rodica Lazăr for Horizon
    Dana Dogaru for Sieranevada
    Medeea Marinescu for 03.Bypass (Romania)
    Directed by Nap Toader
    Produced by Clandestino Production
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

    Best Supporting Actor:

    Petre Ciubotaru for Graduation
    Vlad Ivanov for Dogs
    Adrian Titieni for Ilegitimate
    Șerban Pavlu for Scarred Hearts
    Sorin Medeleni for Sieranevada

    Best Suppporting Actress:

    Judith State for Sieranevada
    Ana Ciontea for Sieranevada
    Tatiana Iekel for Sieranevada
    Cătălina Moga for Sieranevada
    Viorica Geantă Chelbea for The Miracle of Tekir / Miracolul din Tekir (Switzerland, Romania)
    Directed by Ruxandra Zenide
    Produced by Elefant Films
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Eurimages

    Best Script:

    Cristian Mungiu for Graduation
    Bogdan Mirică for Dogs
    Paul Negoescu for Two Lottery Tickets
    Radu Jude for Scarred Hearts
    Cristi Puiu for Sieranevada

    Best Cinematography:

    Andrei Butică for Dogs
    Pătru Păunescu for Double
    Marius Panduru for Scarred Hearts
    Oleg Mutu for Horizon
    Barbu Bălăşoiu for Sieranevada

    Best Editor:

    Mircea Olteanu for Graduation
    Roxana Szel for Dogs
    Mircea Olteanu, Theo Lichtenberger for Ilegitimate
    Cătălin Cristuţiu for Scarred Hearts
    Letiţia Ştefănescu, Ciprian Cimpoi for Sieranevada

    Best Sound:

    Constantin Fleancu, Mircea Olteanu, Olivier Do Huu for Graduation
    Sam Cohen, Sebastian Zsemlye, Hervé Buirette for Dogs
    Ioan Filip, Dan Ştefan Rucăreanu for Ilegitimate
    Dana Bunescu, Cristinel Şirli for Scarred Hearts
    Jean Paul Bernard, Filip Mureşan, Christophe Vintrignier for Sieranevada

    Best Original Music:

    Mircea Florianfor 03.Bypass
    Codrin Lazăr, Sorin Romanescu for Dogs
    Flora Pop, Alin Zăbrăuţeanu for Two Lottery Tickets
    Cristian Lolea for Horizon
    Jean Paul Wall for By the Rails / Dincolo de calea ferată (Romania, Sweden)
    Directed by Cătălin Mitulescu
    Produced by Strada Film
    Coproduced by Apapaja
    Supported by Romanian Film Centre, TVR, Trentino Film Commission

    Best Art Direction:

    Simona Pădureţu for Graduation
    Augustina Stanciu for Dogs
    Cristian Niculescu for Scarred Hearts
    Cristina Barbu for Sieranevada
    Vali Ighigheanu for Eastern Business / Afacerea Est (Romania, Lithuania)
    Directed by Igor Cobileanski
    Produced by Alien Film
    Coproduced by Just a Moment
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Lithuanian Film Centre

    Best Costume Designer:

    Elena Stozanova for Dogs
    Mălina Ionescu for Two Lottery Tickets
    Dana Păpăruz for Scarred Hearts
    Carmen Cristea for The Miracle of Tekir
    Maria Pitea, Doina Răducuț for Sieranevada

    Best Make-up and Hair Styling:

    Gabriela Creţan for Dogs
    Gina Dan, Ada Radu for Two Lottery Tickets
    Bianca Boeroiu, Domnica Bodogan for Scarred Hearts
    Stefanija Roso, Mojca Gorogranc for Sieranevada
    Nicoleta Toader, Andreea Dardea for #Selfie 69 (Romania)
    Directed by Cristina Iacob
    Produced by Zazu Film
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

    Best Debut Feature:

    Directed by Bogdan Mirică

    Directed by Catrinel Dănăiață

    Discordia (Romania)
    Directed by Ion Indolean
    Produced by Hola Media

    Best Documentary:

    Camera obscură
    Directed by Gheorghe Preda

    A Mere Breath / Doar o răsuflare
    Directed by Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan

    Images from a Dream / Imagini din vis
    Directed by Sorin Luca

    In Search of the Lost Father / În căutarea tatălui pierdut
    Directed by Ionuț Teianu

    Cabbage, Potatoes and Other Demons / Varză, cartofi şi alţi demoni
    Directed byȘerban Georgescu

    Best Short Film:

    4:15 The End of the World / 4:15 PM Sfârşitul lumii
    Directed by Cătălin Rotaru, Gabi Virginia Șarga

    My Name Is Costin / Mă cheamă Costin
    Directed by Radu Potcoavă

    Directed by Constantin Popescu

    Sex, Pipe and Omelette / Pipa, sexul şi omleta
    Directed by Ana-Maria Comănescu

    The Projectionist / Proiecţionistul
    Directed by Norbert Fodor

    Best Newcomer:

    Matei Lucaci-Grunberg for directing the short film Bones for Otto / Oase pentru Otto
    Anamaria Antoci for producing the feature film Ilegitimate
    Carla Fotea for producing the short film Sex, Pipe and Omelette / Pipa, sexul şi omleta
    Ilinca Hărnuţ for her part in Scarred Hearts
    Lucian Teodor Rus for his part in Scarred Hearts

    Best European Film:

    Son of Saul / Saul Fía (Hungary)
    Directed by László Nemes
    Distributed by Transilvania Film

    Toni Erdmann (Germany, Austria)
    Directed by Maren Ade
    Distributed by microFilm

    Marshland / La Isla Minima (Spain)
    Directed by Alberto Rodríguez
    Distributed by Transilvania Film

    Rams (Island)
    Directed by Grímur Hákonarson
    Distributed by Transilvania Film

    A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Sweden)
    Directed by Roy Andersson
    Distributed by Clorofilm