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AFP: Romanian film wins Golden Swan at Copenhagen film fest

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire October 2, 2006 at 3:58AM

Romania's Corneliu Porumboiu has won the Golden Swan for best film at Copenhagen's fourth international film festival, for his film "12:08 East of Bucharest," the jury announced. The film, whose Romanian title is "A fost sau n-a fost?" is about a comic talkshow on local Romanian television looking back at how ousted dictator Nicolae Ceausescu fled Bucharest by helicopter on December 22, 1989 at precisely 12:08. The festival, which focuses on European cinema, closes on Sunday after 10 days in which 145 films have been screened, including leading Danish director Lars von Trier's latest, "The Boss of It All," which local critics panned. AFP reports.
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Romania's Corneliu Porumboiu has won the Golden Swan for best film at Copenhagen's fourth international film festival, for his film "12:08 East of Bucharest," the jury announced. The film, whose Romanian title is "A fost sau n-a fost?" is about a comic talkshow on local Romanian television looking back at how ousted dictator Nicolae Ceausescu fled Bucharest by helicopter on December 22, 1989 at precisely 12:08. The festival, which focuses on European cinema, closes on Sunday after 10 days in which 145 films have been screened, including leading Danish director Lars von Trier's latest, "The Boss of It All," which local critics panned. AFP reports.