DAS SPEKTRUM EUROPAS
A prisoner of a fiction of his own making, Mr Popescu, gives his wife a short lecture on history,
joining together the discordant pieces of an eternally incomplete jigsaw puzzle.
Cristi Puiu was born in Bucharest in 1967. As a student in the Painting Department of the École Supérieure d’Arts Visuels in Geneva, he shot several short films and documentaries in the 1990’s. After he returned to Romania, he continued to paint and co‐wrote screenplays with Razvan Radulescu and Lucian Pintilie. In 2001, he made his first feature film, Stuff and Dough, a road movie filmed with a hand‐held camera in a near documentary style. The film was selected at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes and received several awards in international film festivals, notably the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. After being awarded the Golden Bear for Best ShortFilm in Berlin in 2004 for Cigarettes and Coffee, Cristi Puiu shot The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, which won the Un Certain Regard Prize in Cannes in 2005, as well as many other awards. Aurora is the second installment of the Six Stories from the Outskirts of Bucharest series and is Cristi Puiu’s third feature film. It premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard section.
Obala Art Centar
Association Obala Art Centar was founded in Sarajevo in 1984 with the purpose of developing and promoting cultural, artistic and educational activities of its members and other citizens. In its programme the association started from traditional values of artistic creation, particularly in the field of film, fine arts, performing arts and music, as well as advanced philosophical thought. In 1995, Obala Art Centar established the Sarajevo Film Festival, which has since then become one of the key cultural events in the region of Southeast Europe. Today, besides the annual film festival organization, Obala Art Centar produces and distributes films, runs an art-house cinema and organizes different educational activities, mostly in the field of media and visual literacy.
deFilm was conceived as an independent production company in 2009, when a few young filmmakers came together to share their common passion for visual images.
We believe that producing a movie is the complex procedure of balancing its financial and organizational sides, on one hand, and its artistic side, on the other hand. We’ve learned from experience that it is of paramount importance to encourage artists to express themselves, while ensuring that the project runs smoothly and within its framework.
deFilm stands for making things efficiently, stress free, out of passion and pleasure. In today’s movie industry, with crews becoming lighter and faster, digital cameras being more and more efficient and shooting on film becoming affordable, we strive to achieve performance by handling productions accordingly, wisely and with a fresh approach.
Established in 2010, Digital Cube is the post-production facility in Romania to offer complete solutions for digital cinema.
Digital Cube provides for film makers in Romania and Eastern Europe the complete post-processing workflow that starts on set, continues with color grading and ends in the cinema hall with DCP encoding and mastering.
Ion Ioachim Stroe