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Sieranevada (2016)

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Centers around a family gathering on the anniversary of a patriarch's recent death.

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Cristi Puiu

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Cristi Puiu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mara Elena Andrei Mara Elena Andrei ... Irina
Mirela Apostu Mirela Apostu ... Doamna insarcinata
Eugenia Bosânceanu Eugenia Bosânceanu ... Vecina in varsta
Ana Branescu Ana Branescu ... Andreea
Mimi Branescu ... Lary
Ilona Brezoianu ... Cami
Ana Ciontea Ana Ciontea ... Tanti Ofelia
Ioana Craciunescu Ioana Craciunescu ... Doamna Popescu
Valer Dellakeza Valer Dellakeza ... Preotul
Aristita Diamandi Aristita Diamandi ... Vecina
Dana Dogaru Dana Dogaru ... Doamna Mirica
Bogdan Dumitrache ... Relu
Simona Ghita Simona Ghita ... Simona
Marin Grigore Marin Grigore ... Sebi
Tatiana Iekel ... Tanti Evelina
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Storyline

Three days after the terrorist attack on the offices of Parisian weekly Charlie Hebdo and forty days after the death of his father, Lary, a doctor in his forties is about to spend the Saturday at a family gathering to commemorate the deceased. But the occasion does not go according to expectations. Forced to confront his fears and his past, to rethink the place he holds within the family, Lary finds himself constraint to tell his version of the truth. Written by 69. Cannes International Film Festival 2016

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Comedy | Drama

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Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

3 August 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sierra-Nevada See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$247,196
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1.85 : 1
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Sieranevada (2016) was the 11th best film of 2016 according to the annual 'Sight & Sound' poll in which 163 critics and curators named their 5 top movies of the year. See more »

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Silvia Nastase is credited in the opening titles but not in the end credits. See more »

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References Mulan (1998) See more »

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Not for everyone
30 October 2016 | by sabertooth-tigerSee all my reviews

There are two things you need to be willing to embrace before you watch this film. First, the film is not going to make the connections between the characters easy for you. If you are a lazy viewer who is not paying close attention to the dialogue or you do not grasp the connections between the various dramas that are played out, you might be frustrated with what superficially appears to be a lack of direction and feel the film is "pointless". Second, the film is EXTREMELY Eastern European in character. If you want a Hollywood ending you will not find it here.

However, I simply love films like this that propel you into a difficult family situation and spend most of the film time there, allowing you to try to figure out for yourself what's going on. "The Godfather" is one example; I was also a huge fan of Roman Polanski's "Carnage". For people who like that kind of thing this film is a huge treat. It is only at the very end, after the slightly odd car monologue by the main character, that you really feel satisfied with what the film has accomplished and that you have come to understand a subtle coherence within the mess of individual failed narratives. Every character in this film is a self-actualized, 21st century individual who has come up with their own personal story about how the world works. The film's plot makes that obvious, but the remaining questions are up to you: where are the lies? Where is the truth? What happens to the main character at the end? This is a rather beautiful puzzle to behold.


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