The Happiest Girl in the World / Cea mai fericita fata din lume
Romania, The Netherlands, France ,
Directed by: Radu Jude
Script: Radu Jude, Augustina Stanciu
Producer: Ada Solomon, Stienette Bosklopper
Production company: Films Boutique
Cinematography: Marius Panduru
Editing: Catalin Cristutiu
Cast: Andreea Bosneag, Doru Catanescu, Alexandru Georgescu, Diana Gheorghian, Violeta Haret, Bogdan Marhodin, Vasile Muraru
Running time: 90'
When working class teenager Delia wins a luxury car in a promotional campaign, she and her parents travel to Bucharest to shoot a commercial in which she must thank the sponsoring company for the car. As the shoot wears on, the car slowly becomes both the object and catalyst of an absurd clash of desire, values, and will between Delia's cash-strapped parents and her youthful self.
Berlin International Film Festival 2009 C.I.C.A.E. Award
Sofia International Film Festival 2009 FIPRESCI Prize
Radu Jude was born in Bucharest. He graduated in 2003 from the filmmaking department of Media University. He worked as an assistant director for feature films shot in Romania, such as ‘Amen’ by Costa Gavras and ‘The Death of Mr. Lazarescu’ by Cristi Puiu. He has directed several commercials and short films including of the most-awarded Romanian short ever ‘The Tube With a Hat’, which won the Short Filmmaking Award at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. ‘The Happiest Girl in the World’ is his first feature film.
Location and screening schedule:
SC Cinema, Friday, October 23rd at 9.00
SC Cinema, Friday, October 23rd at 20.00
EUROPA Cinema, Saturday, October 24th at 19.30