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NexT International Film Festival

Cristian Nemescu

March 31, 1979 – August 25, 2006 31 martie 1979 – 25 august 2006

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As a student of Bucharest’s National University of Drama and Film “I.L. Caragiale”, Cristian Nemescu directed a series of short films, which were funny, sexy, brazenly lyrical, technically audacious and visually alive in a way that signalled the presence of a major talent. Mihai and Cristina (2001) won Best International Debut at the International Film Festival Message-to-Man in Saint Petersburg, as well as audience awards at the Milano Film Festival and at the Young European Cinema Festival in Torun, Poland. C Block Story (2002) was nominated for Best Short at the European Academy Awards; it also won the Grand Prize at New York University’s International Student Film Festival and it went on collecting awards and invitations at more than 20 film festivals from all over the world. Nemescu’s first independently-made film, the ambitious, 45-minute long Marilena from P7, had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival; its festival itinerary included Edinburgh, Telluride and Cottbus. An accomplished technician by the age of 25, Nemescu also won recognition as a director of commercials and music videos. By the time of his death (27), he had just finished shooting his first feature film, the superbly capacious and vital California Dreamin’ (2007), selected Best Film in the section Un Certain Regard, at the Cannes Film Festival.

Ca student al Universităţii Naţionale de Artă Teatrală şi Cinematografică „I.L. Caragiale“ din Bucureşti, Cristian Nemescu a realizat o serie de scurtmetraje care erau în acelaşi timp comice, sexy, insolent-lirice, îndrăzneţe din punct de vedere tehnic şi încărcate de o vitalitate vizuală care semnala prezenţa unui talent prodigios. Mihai şi Cristina (2001) a câştigat premiul pentru Cel mai bun debut internaţional la Festivalul de Film Message-to-Man din Sankt-Petersburg, precum şi premii ale publicului la Festivalul de Film de la Milano şi la Festivalul Tânărului Cinema European de la Torun, Polonia. Poveste de la Scara C (2002) a fost nominalizat pentru Cel mai bun scurtmetraj la Premiile Academiei Europene de Film şi a primit Marele Premiu la Festivalul Internaţional de Film Studenţesc organizat de New York University. Primul film independent al lui Nemescu, ambiţiosul mediumetraj Marilena de la P7, şi-a avut premiera internaţională la Festivalul de Film de la Cannes; itinerarul său festivalier a inclus apoi Edinburgh, Telluride şi Cottbus. Nemescu a devenit un tehnician desăvârşit până la vârsta de 25 de ani, câştigându-şi un renume şi ca regizor de videoclipuri şi reclame. În momentul morţii sale (la 27 de ani), terminase de curând filmările la lungmetrajul său de debut, California Dreamin’ (2007), un film de o anvergură şi de o vitalitate spectaculoase, câştigător al premiului secţiunii Un Certain Regard la Festivalul de la Cannes.

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