This year Romania had one film in the 67th Berlinale Competition: Ana, mon amour
, directed by Călin Peter Netze
, and it was awarded, last Saturday evening, the Silver Bear Prize for “Outstanding Artistic Contribution in Cinematography”, the recipient being Dana Bunescu
for the film’s editing.
Being in direct competition with all the editors, DOPs, costume designers of the films in the main section of the festival, Dana Bunescu received the Silver Bear from the Jury’s President Mr Paul Verhoeven, who mentioned in his laudatio the innovative structure of the film Ana, mon amour
The pic was part of the Berlinale’s competition alongside other 23 films. The jury was presided by the well-known Dutch screenplay writer and director, Mr. Paul Verhoeven and comprised: producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati (Tunisia), artist Olafur Eliasson (Denmark), actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (US), actress Julia Jentsch (Germany), actor and director Diego Luna (Mexico), director and writer Wang Quan’an (China).
Starring Diana Cavallioti and Mircea Postelnicu in the main parts, the film is a Romanian-German-French co-production which will be launched in Romania on March 3. The film
team present in Berlin is also composed of Andrei Butică (DOP), Iulia Lumânare (screenplay), Cezar Paul Bădescu (writer), Codin Maticiuc (co-producer), Dana Bunescu (editing), actors Vlad Ivanov and Adrian Titieni, as well as Jonas Katzenstein (producer), Leo Maximilian (producer), Stendebach Philipp (line producer), Zana Michel (producer), Sophie Dulac (producer) and Alice Ormieres (production coordinator).
The Romanian delegation’s presence in Berlin was supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute. The film’s producers are Călin Peter Netzer and Oana Iancu. The teams outfits for the gala ceremony were offered by iTux (Oana Iancu, Călin Netzer, Mircea Postelnicu, Adrian Titieni, Cezar Paul Bădescu), Rhea Costa and Teilor Jewelry (Diana Cavallioti) and Dorin Negrau (Iulia Lumânare).