Agathe Bosch, Frédéric Schulz-Richard, Diana Sakalauskaité, Ugo Broussot, Marina Palii, István Téglás
The guests who come to the mansion of aristocratic landowner and man of the world Nikolai over the Christmas holidays are hand-picked. Among them is a politician, a young countess and a Russian general with his wife. They converse and dine, indulge in parlour games, and discuss the right form of authority in the face of political impotence as well as progress and morality, death and the Antichrist. As the debate becomes more heated, cultural differences become increasingly apparent and the mood grows tense. In the end, everyone will become a victim of his or her own discourse.
The screenwriter and director was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1967 and is regarded as the initiator of the Romanian New Wave. His feature film, THE DEATH OF MR. LĂZĂRESCU, won the Un Certain Regard award at the 2005 Cannes Film. In 2012, AURORA won three Gopos (Romanian film awards), while SIERANEVADA screened in competition at Cannes in 2016 and received the Best Cinematography Award at Minsk IFF Listapad.
2005 THE DEATH OF MR. LĂZĂRESCU