Synopsis

We gladly present the short film “Grand Hotel Italia”, signed by Rodi Cotenescu. The cast includes Marius Manole, Silviu Biriș, Petre Dinuliu, Sergiu Costache.

Grand Hotel Italia - UNATC shortfilm by Rodi Cotenescu - CINEPUB

Directed by: Rodi Cotenescu
Script: Rodi Cotenescu
UNATC production
Producer: Nicoleta Dărăban
Cast: Marius Manole, Silviu Biriș, Petre Dinuliu, Sergiu Costache
Cinematography: Vlad Lomnășan
Editor and sound: Lucian Baicu
Category: short film
Gender: fiction
Duration: 16 min.
Year: 2011

5,184 – Cinepub viewers

Synopsis

A room from a hotel in Italy hosts several travelers.

More details:

A simple room from a hotel in Padova, Italy, owned by a Romanian, hosts not only individuals, but unexpected meetings and collisions between people connected through one single thing.

What critics say:

A candidate for an academic scholarship, an old man on his way to his family, a gypsy with his piranda, a worker with the appearance of a desperado, an arrogant dandy and a whole cohort of newcomers take refuge, one by one, in a hotel room in Padua, owned by a Romanian, until the six-bed room becomes overcrowded. The director also relied on the humor of the situation in the form of a sketch because the moral of the story is obvious. In the symbolic homeland of Romanism, little Romania stands in a hotel room that encapsulates almost all emotions and destiny options. Playing the absurd card, the director created an effect of superior irony from an (im)possible situation. (Angelo Mitchievici, „România Literară”).

Festivals/Awards:

  • Critics Award (awarded by the Romanian Union of Filmmakers), CineMAiubit International Student Film Festival
  • Romanian Film Scenography Award (awarded by CNC and Castel Film) – scenography, Andreea Săndulescu, “CineMAiubit”
  • The special award by ICR, “Filmul de Piatra”
  • Film evening at the Public Center of the Soroș Foundation
  • Open Beginning Festival, Sankt Petersburg
  • “Comedy” Film Festival, Cluj
  • Piatra 3.0 Film Festival
  • DaKINO Festival
  • Fiesta del Cine
  • International Independent Film Festival “Anonymous”
  • TIFF, Cluj