The Treasure

Romania, France, 2015г., 89 min


Corneliu Porumboiu

Costi leads a peaceful life. At night he likes to read his 6-year-old son stories, to help him sleep. Their favourite is Robin Hood. Costi sees himself as the hero – righter of wrongs and defender of the oppressed. One evening, his neighbour pays him an unexpected visit and shares a secret: there’s treasure buried in his grandparents’ garden, he’s sure of it. If Costi will hire a metal detector to help locate it, he’ll give him half of whatever they get. Sceptical at fi rst, in the end Costi can’t resist. He’s on board. The two accomplices have one weekend to locate the loot. Despite every obstacle in their path, Costi refuses to be discouraged. For his wife and son, he’s a real hero – nothing and no one are going to stop him.

2015 Cannes IFF – A Certain Talent Prize
2015 Transilvania IFF – Best Romanian Film award
Corneliu Porumboiu - 1

Corneliu Porumboiu

Born in 1975, became known in 2006 for his first feature, 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST, which won the Caméra d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival where it was shown in Directors’ Fortnight. His next film confirmed his talent as a storyteller and director. He is noted for his focus on precise framing and humoristic, intelligent dialogue, as witnessed by POLICE, ADJECTIVE(2009) – Un Certain Regard, Cannes FF 2009 and WHEN EVENING FALLS ON BUCHAREST OR METABOLISM (2013). He is also the inventor of cinematographic devices, as seen in his recent THE SECOND GAME, which garnered attention at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.