Synopsis

A railway chief delays a NATO train transporting military equipment during the war in Kosovo in 1999.

California Dreaming - directed by Cristian Nemescu - online movie on CINEPUB

Directed by: Cristian Nemescu
Cast: Răzvan Vasilescu, Maria Dinulescu, Armand Assante, Jamie Elman, Constantin Drăgănescu, Crina Semciuc, Andi Vasluianu, Alexandru Drăgoi, Ion Sapdaru, Alexandru Margineanu, Constantin Diță, Nicodim Ungureanu, Gabriel Radu, Cătălina Mustață. Gabriel Spahiu, Tomi Cristin
Script: Cristian Nemescu, Tudor Voican
Producers: Andrei Borcea
Cinematography by: Liviu Mărghidan
Edited by: Cătălin Cristuțiu
Sound: Dana Bunescu
Year: 2007
Category: feature film
Genre: Drama
Duration: 155 minutes

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PLOT SUMMARY

In 1999, during the Kosovo War, in a small village in Romania, the station master stops a NATO train carrying military equipment. The transport, guarded by American soldiers, crosses Romania without official documents, relying solely on the verbal approval of the Romanian government. The arrival of the Americans transforms the village into a place of opportunities.

AWARDS

  • 2007 – Cannes – Un certain regard Award
  • 2007 – Bruxelles – Golden Iris Award for Best film. Audience Award. Canvas special prize
  • 2007 – Kiev, Molodist – FIPRESCI Award and Special jury prize
  • 2007 – Anominul – Anonimul Trophy
  • 2007 – Londra – Satyajit Ray Award
  • 2007 – UCIN – Best director. Best screenplay. Best actor in a leading role (Răzvan Vasilescu). Special jury prize (Armand Assante)
  • 2008 – Gopo – Best screenplay. Best actor in a leading role (Răzvan Vasilescu), Best editing, Best costume design. Young hope Award (Tudor Voican)
  • 2008 – RiverRun International Film Festival – Jury prize for Best Actor (Răzvan Vasilescu), Best cinematography. Special jury prize for Best Director

ARTICLES

  • California Dreamin’ – the infinity retrospective – Roxana Pavnotescu – 2016 – agenda.liternet.ro
  • Restandardization or memento mori in Romanian criticism? – California Dreamin’ – Filip Columbeanu – 2007 – agenda.liternet.ro
  • Stopovers on the way to California – California Dreamin’ – Lucian Maier – 2007 – agenda.liternet.ro

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