The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution right to Corneliu Porumboiu’s (“Police, Adjective,” “12:08 East of Bucharest”) “When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism,” which recently U.S. premiered at the New York Film Festival. The film will open theatrically next year.
Here’s the synopsis per Cinema Guild:
an evening drive, a director asks his actress whether she’s comfortable
doing a nude scene. As long as its justified, she says. Of course, he
replies. So begins Corneliu Porumboiu’s dazzling, deliciously witty new
film. Set entirely in hotel rooms, lobbies, restaurants – places that
lie on the periphery of a movie set, “When Evening Falls on Bucharest or
Metabolism” follows Paul, a director of some renown, who is suffering
from an imaginary medical condition and a real crisis of faith. He has
two weeks left to shoot his latest opus; but is for some unknown reason
plagued with doubt. Perhaps it has to do with his actress, with whom
he’s having an affair, or the constraints of Chinese cuisine, or
Michelangelo Antonioni, or something in between.
Go HERE for Indiewire’s review of the film from the Locarno Film Festival, where it world premiered earlier this year.