OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Moartea Domnului Lãzãrescu)
DIRECTOR : Cristi Puiu
COUNTRY : Romania
YEAR : 2005
TIME : 153min
Nu Metro 5, 19 Oct @ 5pm | SK Nouveau 5, 19 Oct @ 5pm
Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him to another hospital and then yet another… As the night unfolds and they can’t find a hospital for Mr. Lazarescu, his health starts to deteriorate fast
29 awards in various International Film Festivals.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Cristi Puiu born 3 April 1967 is a Romanian film director and screenwriter. Puiu’s first interest in art was painting. In 1992, he was admitted as a student to the Painting Department of École Supérieure d’Arts Visuels in Geneva. After the first year he switched to film studies at the same school, where he graduated in 1996. He started working in film after his return to Romania. With Anca Puiu and Alex Munteanu, in 2004 he founded a cinema production company, naming it Mandragora. After returning to Romania, Puiu started writing and directing his first films.