BUCHAREST: Daniel Sandu’s debut feature One Step Behind the Seraphim won eight awards at the12th Gopo awards including best film, best director and best debut feature.
One Step Behind the Seraphim had 15 nods, followed by 6.9 on the Richter Scale by Nae Caranfil and The Anniversary by Dan Chișu (produced by DaKino Productions) with eight nods, and Ana, mon amour by Călin Peter Netzer, Breaking News by Iulia Rugină (produced by Libra Film) and Fixeur by Adrian Sitaru with seven nods each.
A jury of professionals decided the nominations from among 23 feature films released in 2017. The voting process of the approximately 500 professionals was supervised by PwC Romania.
In her speech Ada Solomon, the producer of One Step Behind the Seraphim, urged the authorities to better support the Romanian cinema. She reminded them that Bucharest lacks an art house cinema for domestic premieres and film professionals need better social protection.
Gopo Awards are organised by Romanian Film Promotion with the support of the Romanian Film Centre, Babel Communications and the Ministry of Culture and National Identity.
FULL LIST OF AWARDS:
One Step Behind the Seraphim / Un pas în urma serafimilor (Romania) Directed by Daniel Sandu Produced by HiFilm Productions Supported by the Romanian Film Center
Best Director: Daniel Sandu for One Step Behind the Seraphim Best Actor: Vlad Ivanov for One Step Behind the Seraphim
Best Actress: Diana Cavaliotti for Ana, mon amour (Romania, Germany, France) Directed by Călin Peter Netzer Produced by Parada Film, coproduced by augenschein Filmproduktion, Sophie Dulac Productions Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Eurimages, the MEDIA Programme, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW GmbH, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée
Best Supporting Actor: Ali Amir for One Step Behind the Seraphim
Best Supporting Actress: Diana Spătărescu for Fixer / Fixeur (Romania, France) Directed by Adrian Sitaru Produced by 4Proof Film Coproduced by Petit Film Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Creative Europe, Operational Programme Basse-Normandie, Heineken Romania, Orange Romania, BRD Groupe Société Générale, ALTEX Best Script: Daniel Sandu for One Step Behind the Seraphim
Best Cinematography: George Dăscălescu for One Step Behind the Seraphim
Best Editing: Dana Bunescu for Ana, mon amour
Best Make-up and hair styling: Cătălin Ciutu, Dana Roșeanu, Iulia Roșeanu for 6.9 on the Richter Scale / 6,9 pe scara Richter (Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary) Directed by Nae Caranfil Produced by Mobra Films Coproduced by Jelfilm, Cinemafilm Supported by the Romanian National Film Center (CNC), the Bulgarian National Film Center and Eurimages
Best Sound: Aleksander Simeonov, Tamas Szekely, Florin Tăbăcaru for 6.9 on the Richter Scale
Best Original Music:
Nae Caranfil, Bogdan Dimitriu, Liviu Mănescu for 6.9 on the Richter Scale
Best Art Direction: Andreea Popa for 6.9 on the Richter Scale
Best Costume Design: Doina Levintza, Adina Bucur for 6.9 on the Richter Scale
Best Debut Feature:
One Step Behind the Seraphim Directed by Daniel Sandu
Planet Petrila (Romania) Directed by Andrei Dăscălescu
Best Short Film:
Written/Unwritten / Scris/Nescris Directed by Adrian Silișteanu
Best Newcomer: Ștefan Iancu for his part in One Step Behind the Seraphim
Best European Film:
On Body and Soul Directed by Ildikó Enyedi Distributed by Bad Unicorn
Special Award: Bujor T. Râpeanu (film historian)
Sanda Toma (actress)Ion Marinescu (director of cinematography)
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Vladimir Găitan (actor)George Mihăiță (actor)
Romanian Society of Cinematographers (RSC) Award:
George Dăscălescu for One Step Behind the Seraphim
Octav (Romania) Directed by Serge Ioan Celebidachi Distributed by Oblique Media (57,813 admissions and 191,780 EUR / 863,013RON gross)
Ghinionistul (Romania)Directed by Iura LuncașuDistributed by Vertical Entertainment (223,840 EUR / 1,007,284 RON gross and 53,898 admissions)