RO Metronom production wins Jerusalem Film Festival

Alexandru Belc’s first feature film Metronome received the Nechama Rivilin Award for Best International Film at this year’s Jerusalem Film Festival.

This spring, the film won the Best Director award at Belc in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.

The jury hailed the film as “a penetrating cinematic portrait of youth under an oppressive regime. The film’s unique power lies in its sharpness and personal point of view.

The jury for the international competition was composed of Mariette Rissenbeek, László Nemes and Rúnar Rúnarsson.

Also in the International Competition section, a special mention was awarded to Pablo Schils for his performance in Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne Tori and Lokita.

Eleven films entered the international competition section of the festival, including Park Chan-wook’s Decision to leaveMia Hansen-Love’s A nice morningand Hirokazu Kore-eda Broker.

Metronome tells the story of a group of friends who decide to send a letter to Metronom, the musical program that Radio Free Europe broadcasts clandestinely in Romania.

The film stars Mara Bugarin, Şerban Lazarovici, Mara Vicol, Vlad Ivanov, Mihai Călin and Andreea Bibiri.

(Photo: Metronom Facebook page)

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