Sieranevada Wins Best Film at the Romanian Gopo Awards

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    BUCHAREST: Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu won the most important awards at the 11th Gopo Gala held in Bucharest on 21 March 2017. The film was awarded best film, best director, best script, best actress and best leading actress.

    Dogs by Bogdan Mirică was also awarded six awards including best debut feature, best leading actor and best supporting actor.

    Bogdan MiricaSieranevada and Dogs led the nominations with 16 and 13 nominations respectively, followed by Scarred Hearts by Radu Jude with 12 nominations and Graduation by Cristian Mungiu with nine nods.

    Son of Saul / Saul Fía (Hungary) directed by László Nemes was awarded best European film.

    Nominations were chosen from among a total of 21 feature films by a jury of eleven film professionals and the winners were decided by the votes of Romanian film professionals.

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


    Best Film: 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: Cristi Puiu for Sieranevada

    Best Scriptwriter: Cristi Puiu for Sieranevada

    Best Leading Actress: Dana Dogaru for Sieranevada

    Dana Dogaru, awarded best leading actress for SieranevadaBest Leading Actor: Gheorghe Visu for 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

    Best Supporting Actress: Ana Ciontea for Sieranevada

    Best Supporting Actor: Vlad Ivanov for Dogs

    Best Cinematography ex-aequo:

    Andrei Butica for Dogs


    Marius Panduru for 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

    Best Editing: Letiția Ștefănescu, Ciprian Cimpoi for Sieranevada

    Best Art direction: Cristian Niculescu for Scarred Hearts

    Best Costume designer: Dana Păpăruz for Scarred Hearts

    Best Make-up and Hair Styling: Bianca Boeroiu, Domnica Bodogan for Scarred Hearts

    Best Sound: Sam Cohen, Sebastian Zsemlye, Herve Buirette for Dogs

    Best Original Music: Codrin Lazăr, Sorin Romanescu for Dogs

    Best Debut Feature: Dogs directed byBogdan Mirică

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

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

    Best Newcomer: Producer Anamaria Antoci for Ilegitimate / Ilegitim (Romania, Poland, France)
    Produced by Domestic Film
    Coproduced by Film Produkcja and Damned Films

    Achievement Award: Valentin Uritescu

    Lifetime Achievement Award: Ion Dichiseanu

    Special Prize: Constantin Petre

    Audience Award (for the domestic film with best box office in 2016):

    #Selfie 69 (Romania)
    Directed by Cristina Iacob
    Produced by Zazu Film
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre


    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

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