Corneliu Porumboiu Interview

Corneliu Porumboiu is a contemporary Romanian filmmaker, included in what critics have dubbed the Romanian New Wave. His debut feature, 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006), won the Camera d’Or Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and was followed by Police, Adjective (2009), which won the festival’s Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section.

Porumboiu’s trademark humour and deconstruction of the real continue in his latest film, When Evening Falls on Bucharest; or Metabolism (2013), which charts the making of a film through the romantic/analytic relationship between a director and lead actress.

The film had its North American premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and we were completely thrilled to discuss the film at length with Corneliu at our studio space in OCAD U’s Graduate Gallery.

Our interview with Corneliu Porumboiu was conducted in September of 2013 and was one of four feature interviews in the sixteenth monthly issue of The Seventh Art as a “video magazine.” It was released in November 2013 and is part of our TIFF 2013 coverage, along with interviews with Frederick Wiseman, Albert Serra, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Ben Wheatley, Ben Rivers & Ben Russell, Don McKellar, Lukas Moodysson, Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez, João Pedro Rodrigues, Ramon Zürcher, Götz Spielmann, Elina Psikou, Mark Peranson, Erik Skjoldbjærg, Bruce LaBruce, Aran Hughes & Christina Koutsospyrou, and Frank Pavich.

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