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General Public:$13.00
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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Comedy Drama
Family Drama
Culture & Society
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Take Me Away
Release Year:2016
Runtime:173 min
Festivals & Awards:Gold Hugo for Best Film & Silver Hugo for Best Director - Chicago International Film Festival
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republic of Macedonia
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Elle Driver
Director:Cristi Puiu
Producer:Anca Puiu
Cinematographer:Barbu Balasoiu
Screenwriter:Cristi Puiu
Editor:Letitia Stefanescu
Ciprian Cimpoi
Lulia Muresan
Principal Cast:Mimi Branescu
Judith State
Bogdan Dumitrache
Dana Dogaru
Sorin Medeleni
Ana Ciontea
Rolando Matsangos
Catalina Moga
Marin Grigore
Tatiana Iekel
Filmography:The Death of Mr. Lazarescu ('05)
Aurora ('10)


Romania’s official submission to the 89th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

From Cristi Puiu, the acclaimed director of The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, comes Sieranevada, a complicated comedy that takes place almost entirely in a Bucharest apartment.

Three days after the terrorist attack on the offices of Parisian weekly Charlie Hebdo and 40 days after the death of his father, Lary, a doctor in his forties is about to spend Saturday at a family gathering to commemorate Emil, the patriarch of the family. Crammed inside this tiny apartment, depressed and anxious from world and personal events, are gathered Lary’s wife, the widow Nusa, and Lary’s brother, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles, in-laws, children of various ages, and a drunk friend… all waiting for a priest to bless the whole affair.

Director’s Biography

Cristi Puiu: Cristi Puiu was born in Bucharest, Romania and educated at the École Supérieure d'Arts Visuels in Geneva. His first film was 2001’s Stuff and Dough (Marfa si Banii). His second feature film, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Moartea domnului Lazarescu) ('05), was awarded the Prix Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.

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