Closer to The Moon

Closer to The Moon

Category: Main Competition, Narrative Feature.

Age limitations : 12+

Nae Karanfil

Closer to The Moon (2014)

Country: Romania, USA, Italy, Poland, France

Duration: 110 min

Director: Nae Karanfil

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Screenplay: Nae Karanfil

Producer: Michael Fitzgerald, Denis Friedman, Alessandro Leone

Operator: Marius panduri

Composer: Lauren Kuson

Artist: Cristian Niculescu, Doina Levintov, Andria Poupe

Editor:  Katalin Kristutiu Larry Madarash Roberto Silvi

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Mark Strong, Harry Lloyd, Allan Korduner, Anton Lesser, Monica Dean

Category: Main Competition, Narrative Feature

Age limitations : 12+


Post-war Communist Romania: In 1959 Bucharest, members of Romania's high society Max Rosenthal (Mark Strong), Alice Bercovich (Vera Farmiga), Dumi Dorneanu (Tim Plester), Răzvan Orodel (Joe Armstrong) and Iorgu Ristea (Christian McKay), known collectively as Ioanid Gang, announce to a crowd that they are shooting a film. A young café worker, Virgil (Harry Lloyd), is among the witnesses. Under the guise of making this film, the Ioanid Gang perform a heist of the National Bank of Romania. The following day, Virgil loiters around a film set and encounters the director, Flaviu (Allan Corduner), who requests him to buy vodka and give it to him whenever he asks.

Rewards and nominations

  • Gopo Awards, Romania 2015 - Winner:Best Directing,Best Film,Best Screenplay, Best Music, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, Best Editing
  • Gopo Awards, Romania 2015 - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Leading Role