When Alec Baldwin went to the scene of the hall "Lumiere" hand over the award for Best Actress, for two scrolls in the hands of an actor, it became clear that the prize is divided in half. But few thought that the jury will return both "Silver branches" of the Romanian actresses of the drama of Christian Mungiu "Dupa dealuri." Cosmin Stratan and Christina Flutur just two months ago finished shooting, and today received the award from the American star.
It turned out that the photo of theater actress Christina Flutur director saw on the internet and decided to call her in his movie, but what Kosmina some time ago and worked as a journalist was interviewing Mungiu. The girl was struck by director, and he decided to shoot her in movie.
"I am very pleased with this award, I am pleased and surprised, because my film - the longest of all the pictures of the competition. I am constantly changing the dialogue, the actress helped me a lot in this, we wanted to give the film an indissoluble, permanent character"- said Christian.
"Dupa dealuri" - the story of two friends, whose life is parted in opposite directions. Alina went to Germany and Voychita went to the monastery. Some time later, Alina gets home again to resume relations with Voychita. While ex-friend helps her with the documents, Alina lives in a monastery and just trying to impose her own rules there, forcing the nuns to resort to extreme unflattering measures. The film from the very first day of the show was among the favorites of the critics.
Taking home the award at the Cannes festival for his "Love", Michael Haneke said that the plot of the film is based on the promise, "we gave with my wife - do not throw each other in the situation shown in the film." "In today's world we are seeing is everywhere, it is a common problem. I experienced this situation in my family, it was deeply touched me and inspired the creation of this film, "- said the director.
"Yes you do, it turns out, is a romantic streak!" - Haneke told a reporter. "I do not want you to mind - the director smiled. - Journalists are constantly trying to stick labels on the filmmakers: that such an expert in the field, that - in another. For a long time, I was listed expert on violence. But as far as romance, it is rather the question not about me but about the theme of the movie. "
On the question of why American films, so lavishly presented in the competition, were without major awards (only Zaytlin Ben was awarded the "Golden Camera" for best debut film, "Wild Animals of the South"), director Alexander Payne replied: "This film festival, and we are not talking about how to reward a country. We must choose among the submitted films. Draw general conclusions on the basis of this choice is incorrect. "
Press Conference of the jury was short, but not without embarrassment. Request a Bulgarian journalist Jean-Paul Gaultier to name a film with the best costumes evoked a storm of indignation Andrea Arnold: "Why do you ask such a stupid question? Jean-Paul - a very clever man, and he loves movies. Over the past two weeks I was convinced that he was madly keen on the cinema, so it is enough to ask him about the costumes ... I'm sorry, I'm a little drunk, so I say sharply!"
"Oh, this is Andrea"- threw up his hands Moretti.