Online Magazine Edited by The national union of filmmakers
The year 2020 will remain in history as the
"stop-motion" in the film industry. The crisis generated by the COVID 19 virus
shut down cinema halls, theatre halls, shooting sets. A short relaxation
allowed the organizing, with great efforts, of the Gopo Awards Gala, UCIN
Awards Gala, Transilvania International Film Festival, Astra Film Festival,
One World Romania, Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest. The other events took place
online or on TV. The entire film industry searched for unusual ways of
Corneliu Porumboiu`s film La Gomera gathered most of the national awards.
Two documentaries received the most international awards – Radu Ciorniciuc`s Acasă / My Home and Collective, directed by Alexander Nanau, Romania`s proposal for the 2021 Oscars.
More Romanian productions impressed the international festivals, but they were not presented to the Romanian audiences because the premieres were postponed for 2021.
Cristi Puiu`s long expected film Malmkrog received the Best Director Award at the Encounters section at Berlinale, the Best Film and Best Screenplay awards in Seville and ranks no.4 in the Cahiers du Cinema list of the best films of 2020.
Marona`s Fantastic Tale / Călătoria fantastică a Maronei, directed by Anca Damian, Mia Misses Her Revenge / Mia își așteaptă răzbunarea, directed by Bogdan Theodor Olteanu, Unidentified / Neidentificat, directed by Bogdan George Apetri, or Spiral, directed by Cecilia Felméri were awarded at international festivals.
With the hope that in 2021 we shall see better times for the film, we know that our film lovers` patience will be rewarded.