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Corneliu Porumboiu

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    New Romanian Cinema Review: Slim, Sly & Funny '12:08 East Of Bucharest'

    A history teacher, a widower and TV host walk into a television studio...it sounds like the setup to a punchline, and in many ways, it is. That's more or less the basic premise of Corneliu Porumboiu's breakout 2006 film, "12:08 East Of Bucharest." The Camera d'Or and Label Europa Cinemas winner at C...

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    Performance Anxiety in 'Jealousy' and 'When Evening Falls on Bucharest

    New films from Philippe Garrel and Corneliu Poromboiu wonder whether love is just an act.

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    Corneliu's Comic Catharsis: 'When Evening Falls on Bucharest' Looks Back With Laughter

    "I've been formed by this limit." These words, spoken by the film director protagonist of Corneliu Porumboiu's When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism about his fondness for the time restrictions imposed by shooting on celluloid, could just as well describe the emergence in the last decade of ...

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    Locarno Film Festival Review: Romanian Cinema In Its Purest Form With 'Police Adjective' Director Corneliu Porumboiu's Self-Reflexive 'When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism'

    Anyone following trends in world cinema over the past decade has noticed the emerging stylistic tendencies of the Romanian New Wave, which gained a boost of publicity in 2008 with the acclaimed "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," one of several Romanian films to show a penchant for long takes and real t...

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