Romania, France 2013 • 89 minutes • Romanian with English subtitles (advised 16) • Romanian title: Cand se lasa seara peste Bucuresti sau Metabolism
Plus Q&A with lead actor Bogdan Dumitrache
A director shooting a film finds his life unravelling as he comes to terms with crises in his personal life. The third film from the director of 12:08 East of Bucharest is another sly satire.
Cast: Bogdan Dumitrache, Diana Avramut, Mihaela Sirbu, Alexandru Papadopol
CORNELIU PORUMBOIU was born in 1975, in Vaslui, Romania. He graduated from the National University of Theatre and Cinematography, where he studied Film Directing. His short films, made while he attended the University, won awards at major film festivals including Cannes and Montpellier. In 2005 Porumboiu entered the residency program Cinéfondation in Cannes. In 2006 he made his first feature - 12:08 East of Bucharest - which was selected in the Quinzaine des Realisateurs and won the Camera d’Or for debut and the Label Europe, the film distributors’ award. The film received many other prizes at film festivals all over the world. In 2009, Porumboiu’s Police, Adjective won the FIPRESCI and Jury prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, where it screened in the Un Certain Regard section. The film has been further honoured with numerous national and international awards. His latest film is the 2013 production When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism.