BUCHAREST: Stere Gulea’s Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Moromeții 2 was awarded best film and received the trophy of the 47th Romanian Filmmakers Union Awards (UCIN) for 2018. The gala was held on 28 May 2019.
Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time was also awarded in the best leading actor, best art direction and best costumes categories. The film was also awarded best film by the Romanian Film Critics Association Awards, whose annual accolades were also announced during the same event.
The jury was composed of Cristi Puiu (president), Manuela Cernat (film critic and historian), Aura Corbeanu (cultural expert), Dan Dediu (music composer), Iosif Demian (director), Dana Duma (film critic), Radu Igazsag (animated film director), Melania Oproiu (film editor), Adrian Silişteanu (director), Tora Vasilescu (actress) and Varujan Vosganian (writer).
The gala was organised by the Romanian Filmmakers Union in partnership with the Romanian Film Centre and with the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Identity.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Best Film and UCIN Trophy: Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Moromeții 2 (Romania) Directed by Stere Gulea Produced by Libra Film Production Supported by the Romanian Film Centre
Jury Special Award: Touch Me Not (Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France)Directed by Adina PintilieProduced by Manekino FilmCoproducedby RohFilm Productions, PINK, Agitprop Ltd, Les Films de l'ÉtrangerSupported by the Romanian Film Centre, EURIMAGES, Torino Film Lab, MDM (Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung) Germany, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Czech Film Fund and Strasbourg Urban Community, MEDIA
Best Director: Constantin Popescu for Pororoca (Romania, France) Produced by Scharf Film & Advertising Coproduced by Irreverence Films Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Eurimages, the French CNC’s Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, l’Institut Français
Best Script: Paul Negoescu for The Story of a Summer Lover / Povestea unui pierde-vară (Romania, Bulgaria)Produced by Papillon Film and N-GraphixCoproduction by Screening EmotionsSupported by the Romanian Film Centre, the Bulgarian National Film Center, Eurimages, Creative Europe, Vodafone România and Zenith Media
Best Leading Actress: Iulia Lumînare for PororocaDirected by Constantin Popescu
Best Leading Actor: Horaţiu Mălăele for Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Moromeții 2 (Romania)Directed by Stere Gulea
Best Supporting Actress: Rodica Negrea for Moon Hotel Kabul (Romania, France)Produced by Aparte FilmCoproduced by Cinema DefactoSupported by the Romanian National Cinema Center, the MEDIA Programme, Eurimages
Best Supporting Actor: Alexandru Dabija for I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians / Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari (Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany) Directed by Radu Jude Produced by Hi Film Productions Coproduced by endorfilm, Les Films d‘Ici, Klas Film, Komplizen Film, ZFD/Arte, TVR Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, the Czech Film Fund, the Bulgarian National Film Center
Best Cinematography: Marius Panduru for Yet to Rule / În pronunțare (Romania)Directed by Mihaela PopescuProduced by Saga Film Supported by the Romanian Film Centre
Best Editing: Cătălin Cristuţiu for I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians / Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari Directed by Radu Jude
Best Art Direction: Cristian Niculescu for Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Moromeții 2 (Romania) Directed by Stere Gulea
Best Costumes: Dana Păpăruz for Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Moromeții 2 (Romania) Directed by Stere Gulea
Best Sound: Mihai Bogos and Vincent Arnardi for PororocaDirected by Constantin Popescu
Best Original Music: Massimiliano Nardulli for Charleston (Romania, France) Directed by Andrei Crețulescu Produced by Icon Production and Les Films du Tambour Coproduced by Mille et Une Films and Wag Prod Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, The Group, Publicis Groupe, Region Bretagne, Rennes Metropole, in association with Kinosseur, Wearebasca, Digital Cube and HBO Europe
Best Make Up: Corina Căldăraru for Fault Condition / Scurt circuit (Romania)Directed by Cătălin SaizescuProduced by Nerv FilmSupported by the Romanian Film Centre Best Documentary: Caisă (România) Directed by Alexandru Mavrodineanu Produced by Almafilm Production Coproduced by Hai-Hui Entertainment
Best Short Fiction Film: The Christmas Gift / Cadoul de Crăciun (Romania)Directed by Bogdan Mureşanu
Best Animated Film: The Phone / Telefonul (Romania)Directed by Anca Damian
Best TV Film: Locul din care toţi vor să plece (Romania)Directed by Răzvan ButaruProduced by the Romanian Television (TVR)
Opera Prima "Alexandru Tatos" Award: Yet to Rule / În pronunțare (Romania)Directed by Mihaela Popescu
Lifetime Excellence Prizes:Doru Ana (actor)Tedy Necula (director)Papil Panduru (actor)
Academic Prizes Awarded by the President of UCIN, Laurentiu Damian:Francisc Patakfalvi (cinematographer)Nicolae Mărgineanu (director)Florin Mihăilescu (cinematographer)
The UCIN President Award: Alexandru Nagy for his performance in Moon Hotel KabulDirected by Anca Damian
Best Performance by a Non-professional actor: Vasile Pavel-Digudai for Soldiers. Story from Ferentari / Soldații. Poveste din Ferentari (Romania, Serbia) Directed by Ivana Mladenovic Produced by HiFilm Productions, coproduced by Bas Celik
The Film Critics Association Awards:
Best Film: Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Moromeții 2 (Romania)Directed by Stere Gulea
"George Littera" Award: Victor Morozov (film critic)
"Ion Cantacuzino" Award: Mircea Veroiu, poezia unei lumi tragice, written by Marian Sorin Rădulescu