Cinema, Mon Amour (2016)

Original title: Cinema, Mon Amour
English title: Cinema, Mon Amour
Director: Alexandru Belc
Produced by: Libra Film Productions
Production year: 2016
Length: 76 min
Production status: Released

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 is almost a Don Quixote fight.

Developed with the support of the Creative Europe programme – MEDIA of the European Union.

Director: Alexandru Belc
Script: Alexandru Belc, Tudor Giurgiu, Ilinca Micu
Cinematography: Tudor Vladimir Panduru
Editing: Ioachim Stroe
Sound Design: Vlad Voinescu, Filip Mureșan
Original Score: Cezar Popescu
Producer: Tudor Giurgiu/ Libra Films
Co-producers: Radovan Síbrt, Viktória Hozzová / Pink Productions (Czech Republic)
Producers HBO Romania: Andra Radu, Aurelian Nica
With the support of: State Cinematography Fund Czech Republic; Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union
Victor Purice
Lorena Cosău
Cornelia Chelmu
Gheorghe Purice
Cinema Warrior 2016 - a cultural resistence award, TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL, Trieste, Italy, February 2016
Best Editing Award 2016, DocuArt FilmFestival, Romania, September 2016

Selected at:
DOK Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, October 2015
Jaipur International Film Festival, India, January 2016
Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland, January, 2016
Tempo Documentary Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, March 2016
Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Warszawa, Poland, May 2016
Sydney Film Festival, Australia, June 2016
Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland, UK, June 2016
Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 2016
Vilnius Documentary Film Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania, September 2016
Astra Film Festival, Sibiu, Romania, October 2016