The documentary project Cinema, Mon Amour, directed by Alexandru Belc, won the Cat&Docs Award and the Croatian Radio Television HRT Award (each worth 2,000 euros) within the Docu Rough Cut Boutique workshop of the Sarajevo Film Festival.
Alexandru Belc was present in Sarajevo alongside producer Tudor Giurgiu and editor Ioachim Stroe.
The development workshop of documentary film projects spanned from August 17 to 21, bringing together specialists of this domain and the teams of the selected movies,in group sessions, individual meetings and intensive sessions of story editing.
Cinema, Mon Amour follows the story of Victor Purice – manager, former projectionist and lifetime cinephile along with his two employees, Cornelia & Lorena, in their everyday battle to preserve Dacia Panoramic Cinema in Piatra Neamt – one of the last remaining cinemas in Romania today. Having lived through “the golden age” of cinema, Victor dreams of bringing back the good old glory days, yet struggles to keep up with the new harsh reality. In a theater that lacks heating and is slowly falling apart, with no support from the State who owns the place, it’s almost a Don Quixote fight.