Centrul Astra Film
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Astra Film Festival


Laurențiu Damian,  Romania 2012 66'

Cinematography: DANUT PADURE
Producer: Alma Melnic

Film Presentation:
Documentarul infatiseaza instantanee de creatie semnificative ale faimosului regizor Silviu Purcarete in timpul punerii in scena a piesei Furtuna de William Shakespeare. Munca lui cu actorii, indicatiile regizorale si emulatia intregii trupe de actori a Teatrului National „Marin Sorescu" din Craiova devin, prin acest film, nu numai un document deosebit al istoriei teatrului contemporan, ci si o dovada cinematografica a unui mare talent creator si a unei imaginatii singulare.
Director's Bio-Filmography:
Biography: see attached Documentaries: Uprootal (1978) Special Prize of the Jury at International Film Festival - Krakow Where I've Been and Wondered (1983) Prize of Romanian Cinematographers Association, ACIN, Prize for debut "Crystal Cup" Maria Tanase's Letter (1986) Prize of Romanian Cinematographers Association (ACIN) Film selected for Costinesti Film Festival Maria T?nase (1986) Forbidden film for 4 years by the censorship. Prize for Best Documentary- 1990 Romanian Cinematographers Union (UCIN) Prize for Best Documentary at Costinesti Film Festival -1990 Bench Mark Zero (1987) Forbidden film by the censorship Prize revoked: UCIN Prize - 1987 Prize of Documentary Film Festival from Târgovi?te - 1988 1990-1991 Film presented at festivals from Krakow and Oberhausen The Song of Olt While Its Wondering the World (1989) UCIN Prize Pele? Castle (1990) Cotroceni Palace (1990) Film presented in (at): Mexico, through Cultural Ministry Book Department - 1991 Austria, through Cultural Ministry - 1992 Romanian Culture Days in Cairo (Egypt) - 1994 Romanian Cultural Tourism Days at Romanian Cultural Centre from Vienna (Austria) - 1995 Was God Sighing like Humans? (1991) Great Prize of UCIN - 1992 Film presented at festivals from Graz, Krakow and Oberhausen - 1993 Eminescu, Labour for Words (1993) Great prize for Best Documentary, UCIN - 1993 Dictatorship Art and Art Dictatorship (1994) Prize of Romanian Writers Union for Best Screenplay - 1994 The Image of Romania Face to Face With the Image of Romania (1994) Transylvanian Poems (1995) Co-Director Anca Damian Roads with Angels (1996) Co-Director Anca Damian 2nd Prize at Cotroceni Art Film Festival, Bucharest - 1996 Bitzan Into the Maze (1997) Co - Director Anca Damian Film selected at Art Film Festival in Paris (6e Biennale internationale du film sur l'art au Centre Georges Pompidou - 1998) and at Montreal - FIFA (International Festival of Films on Art - 1999) Broadcasted on Kunstkanaal TV - Holland Auction with Souls (1997) Prize for Best Documentary, UCIN - 1997 Portrait of a Group in an Interior (1998) Sorin Ilfoveanu Self Portrait on an Autumn Leaf- Ion ?uculescu (1999) Great Award and 7 Arts Trophy at National Film Festival on Art, Calarasi - 2000 Special Prize of the Jury, DAKINO International Festival - 2000 Broadcasted on RAI SAT So Much Silence Around - Lucian Blaga (1999) Co - Director Anca Damian Best Documentary, UCIN - 2000 First Seal of Rome - The Bridge of Apolodor of Damascus from Drobeta Turnu Severin (1999) C.Brancusi The Column or a Lesson on the Infinite (2001) Best Documentary, UCIN - 2002 Film selected at International Festival of Films on Art of Montreal - 2002 The Rite: C?lu?ul(2002) Cinematographic project within UNESCO Programme The Geometry of the Illusion (2004) Subjective Portraits Sever Fren?iu The Escape from the Body Prize for Direction, UCIN - 2005 1st Prize at Art Film Festival, Telc (Czech Republic) - 2007, Art Film Category Onisim Colta Game, Illusion, Transparency and Seliverance Film selected at International Festival of Films on Art of Montreal 2006 The Wakeful State Exhibition with Bronze, Wood, Flowers and Friends Metamorphosis (2007) Sibiu - European Capital of Culture 2007 (2008) Shakespeare Constellation (2008) Film Class (2008) TV Show (52'), Made by TVR Cultural (Producer Liliana Chi?escu); (author and moderator) ATPRT Prize - 2008 Faust - The Path of the Moment (2009) - 1st Prize at Art Film Festival, Telc (Czech Republic) - 2009, All Areas of Music, Theatre, Film and Literature About IULIAN MIHU, as he was About US and what we are like (2009) The Ritual C?lu? (2010) Doctor Honoris Causa (2011) To A Star Corpus (2011) Feature Films (Director and Screenwriter): The Staying (1991) Film selected at International Film Festival from Berlin (Panorama) -1992 UCIN Prize for Director - 1991 Best Direction, Photography, Art Director, Leading Actor and Leading Actress, Costine?ti Festival - 1991 Road of Dogs (1992) UCIN Direction Prize -1992 Best Leading Actress Prize for Direction and Photography at Costine?ti Film Festival - 1992 Film selected at International Film Festival from Cottbus (Germania) - 1992 Both feature films have been presented in selections at International Film Galas from: Milan, Budapest, Warsaw, Prague. Short Films: In the Game of Return (1979) Ciné-Verité (1980) Great Prize at "Student Film Festival" - 1981 Best Screenplay Best Photography Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actor in a Supporting Pole Preparation for a Picnic (1981) Prize for Best Educational Film at the Student Film Festival Film selected for International Panorama of the University Films, Paris - 1982