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Jean Petrovici


  • Director
  • Born: 19.06.1924 in Roman (Neamţ)
  • Died: 08.02.2005 in Bucharest

At the end of the 40ies he studies acting and directing in Romania, Iasi (the Film Direction Faculty at the Conservatory) and in the USSR, Moscow (VGIK). Starting 1953 he makes documentaries at the “Alexandru Sahia” Documentary Film Studio in Bucharest, imposing through a rich and prestigious filmography (over 200 titles, many of which prized in festivals).
Among his faithful collaborators is screenplay writer and film critic Eva Sîrbu who says:”When you look at a windmill you think of Don Quixote…I myself think of film director Jean Petrovici.”

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Known for:

Festivals / Awards

  • 1960
Leipzig Un exemplu de urmat
  • 1964
Mamaia Pretutindeni muncesc oameni Special Prize of the Jury for short
  • 1966
Mamaia Pasiuni Best Documentary
  • 1971
Leipzig Visele copilăriei Mention
  • 1973
Tarbes Tradiții
  • 1984
Costineşti Echinocţiul de toamnă Prize for documentary
  • 1984
ACIN Echinocţiul de toamnă Prize for reportage
  • 1986
Padova Constantin Lucaci Special Prize of the Jury
  • 1987
ACIN Virtuozitate Prize for Art Film
  • 1989
ACIN Flacăra din adâncuri Best Director

Filmography

Director

Ultimii păpușari

2002

Flames from the Depths

1989

A Prometehean Dream

1989

Canalul Poarta Albă - Midia - Năvodari

1988

Virtuozitate

1987

Constantin Lucaci

1985

Echinocţiul de toamnă

1984

Vechi şi nou

1983

Geneza

1982

Vasilache şi Marioara

1981

Premieră în largul mării

1978

Petronauţii

1978

Platformele de foraj marin

1976

Eminescu

1976

Universul lor

1974

După 16 ani

1974

Porumbeii și fanfara

1973

Childhood Dreams

1971

Acoperişul

1970

Muguri

1969

Digul

1968

Traditions

1967

Scoica

1966

Zilele Sighişoarei

1965

Hobbies

1965

The School from the Meri Village

1964

The Roots of the City

1964

People Work Everywhere

1963

Oameni bogaţi

1962

Carnet de practică

1961

Un om obişnuit

1960

Un exemplu de urmat

1960

Cum va fi vremea?

1960

Our District

1959

O vizită prietenească

1958

Chemare

1957

Pui de şoim

1953

Articles & Interviews

​Calitatea de prezent acut - Lidia Popița
Jean Petrovici și „ultimii păpușari” - Călin Căliman
​Vasilică și Mărioara - Alice Mănoiu