12:08 East of Bucharest
(A fost sau n-a fost?)
December 22. It’s been sixteen years since the Revolution and Christmas is aproaching.
Piscoci, an old retiree, is preparing to spend another lonely Christmas. Manescu, a history teacher, doesn’t want to lose his entire salary to pay his debts. Jderescu, the owner of the local TV station, doesn’t seem very interested in vacation. With Piscoci and Manescu’s help, he wants to fiind an answer to a sixteen-year-old question: ”Did a revolution really take place in their town?”
Director – Corneliu Porumboiu
Script – Corneliu Porumboiu
Cinematography – Marius Panduru
With – Mircea andreescu, Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru
Produced By – Corneliu Porumboiu, Daniel Burlac
Production – 42 KM Film
Romania, 2006, 89 min.
Winner of the Camera d’Or – Cannes 2006
Director’s Fortnight – Cannes 2006
Europa Cinema Label – Cannes 2006
Best Film + Best Screenplay – Copenhagen IFF 2006
Best Romanian Film + Transylvania Trophy for Best Film – Transylvania IFF 2006