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Sieranevada (2016)

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Centers around a family gathering on the anniversary of a patriarch's recent death.

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Cristi Puiu

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Cristi Puiu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimi Branescu ... Lary
Judith State Judith State ... Sandra
Bogdan Dumitrache ... Relu
Dana Dogaru Dana Dogaru ... Nusa Mirica
Sorin Medeleni Sorin Medeleni ... Toni
Ana Ciontea Ana Ciontea ... Aunt Ofelia
Rolando Matsangos Rolando Matsangos ... Gabi
Catalina Moga Catalina Moga ... Laura
Marin Grigore Marin Grigore ... Sebi
Tatiana Iekel ... Aunt Evelina
Marian Râlea Marian Râlea ... Mr. Popescu
Ioana Craciunescu Ioana Craciunescu ... Mrs. Popescu
Ilona Brezoianu ... Cami
Simona Ghita Simona Ghita ... Simona
Andi Vasluianu ... Mihaita
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Three days after the terrorist attack on the offices of Parisian weekly Charlie Hebdo and forty days after the death of his father, Lary, a doctor in his forties is about to spend the Saturday at a family gathering to commemorate the deceased. But the occasion does not go according to expectations. Forced to confront his fears and his past, to rethink the place he holds within the family, Lary finds himself constraint to tell his version of the truth. Written by 69. Cannes International Film Festival 2016

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Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

3 August 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sierra-Nevada See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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€1,400,000 (estimated)
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Won the 'Best Director' award at the 22nd Belgrade Auteur Film Festival in 2016. See more »

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Composed by Razvan Moldovan
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Only for eastern europeans, I guess
29 August 2018 | by mihai-mirosanuSee all my reviews

I don't know why but I found this movie really good. It resembled to the the high school book I had to read in my time, Enigma Otiliei or like Morometii book & screen play. Like all Romanian movies, it has that drama-parody of being a post-communist member; like all the good post-revolution movies. This movie is from the same category. But! And there's a huge "But". This movie has a really tangled and well-structured story line. The characters are really complex. I loved the "detailed" small-talks that took place alongside the main story. Also, like many Romanian families, you have that huge abundance of relatives that you have to deal with. You have that "It's family!" saying that your mother told you every time you couldn't stand your cousin when you were little. Also, all the actors seem to play their parts really well. I've seen almost all the good Romanian movies and I can say that these are some hardcore actors. They fit so well with their characters and their performance is almost perfect. Yes, it has the downsides that all Romanian movies have: the static scenes and the bad sound quality. You have to have subtitle otherwise, most of the time, if you are Romanian, you won't understand a word. All of this being said, enjoy! It's just a pure South-Eastern Week-end story event!


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