A Film for Friends
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    A Film for Friends

    Film pentru prieteni

    Directed by

    Romania

    2011

    60 min

    • Romanian

    Comedy, Drama

    A disturbed man records himself leaving a long message to the loved ones. (Basically, the whole movie is done in only one shot which is the man’s recording). His message, both funny and melodramatical, proves to be a farewell message. The man accuses his friends and family for not understanding him, he also accuses the post-communist Romanian society which doesn’t work properly. After this message, the man shoots himself in the head. He doesn’t die, he is just badly wounded. What follows is a hilarious and horrific agony: the man is bleeding and crying for help. The neighbours get in and call the Ambulance…

    Credits

    Cast
    Gabriel Spahiu
    Serban Pavlu
    Lucia Maier
    Marian Bratu  
    Screenplay
    Radu Jude
    Cinematography
    Andrei Butica
    Editing
    Catalin F. Cristutiu

    Director's Statement

    This film is actually a study about the consequences of loving yourself too much.

    Production
    FAST FILM
    Radu Jude

    Radu Jude

    Romania

    I think that cinema has this quality, to see things from a certain distance, a quality which can offer to a viewer the possibility of looking at something told in an objective way and to form his/her own opinion

    Radu Jude is a Romanian director and screenwriter. He studied filmmaking in Bucharest and started his career as an assistant director. In 2006, he made the short film THE TUBE WITH THE HAT, winner of more than 50 international awards. Jude's feature debut THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (2009) was selected for more than 50 international film festivals. Titles such as AFERIM, SCARRED HEARTS and EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY followed and won multiple awards: Silver Bear for Best Director in Berlinale 2015, Special Jury Prize in Locarno 2016 and an EFA nomination for Best Scriptwriter. The international premiere of THE DEAD NATION in Locarno 2017 marked his debut in documentary film. His feature I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS (2018) won the Crystal Globe for Best Film and Label Europa Cinema Prize in Karlovy Vary. His latest films are UPPERCASE PRINT (2020) and THE EXIT OF THE TRAINS (2020).

    Selected Filmography