Films from Past Years/ California Dreamin'
Romania | Narrative Feature | 2007 | 155 min | Website
Director: Cristian Nemescu
Awards: Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival; Golden Falcon, Ibiza (Spain) Film Festival; Jury Prize, Rabat Film Festival; Best Film and Public prize, Brussels European Film Festival, Critics Award, Romanian Film Festival; Satyajit Ray Award, London Film Festival.
Winner of the prestigious Cannes award Un Certain Regard in 2007, Cristian Nemescus film is based on a true story: a NATO train transporting military equipment is stopped in the middle of nowhere by an overzealous chief of a Romanian train station. Set against the backdrop of the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, the film explores with humor and gritty realism the impact that the arrival of the American soldiers led by Captain Jones has on the small village community. The director died before editing was completed—in the released film, his working materials are cut to 155 minutes A cinematic tour de force not to be missed!