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by Indiewire
October 23, 2013 10:35 AM
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Cinema Guild to Release Corneliu Porumboiu's Latest, 'When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism'

"When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism."

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:

During 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.