Romania's Hooked grabs Palm Springs award

    Hooked, a Romanian/French co-production directed by Adrian Sitaru, won the New Voices/New Visions prize at the Palm Springs film festival.

    Twelve films competed for the award, which is given to a first or second film of a previously unheralded director displaying innovative technique and a high standard of narrative filmmaking.

    The film was selected "For its extraordinary power and utility in portraying fascinating characters engaged in a highly compelling dynamic, relying on pure raw talent behind the superb writing, acting and direction, and all achieved on a Dogme budget." The film's star Maria Dinulescu accepted the award.

    Hooked is Sitaru's feature film debut as both writer and director. The film won the special jury award at Thessaloniki. Sitaru's previous credits include the awarded TV production Waves.

    Last modified on 20-01-2009