Everybody in Our Family
Radu Jude
2012

Everybody in Our Family

“A masterwork of black comedy and suspense […] it typifies the best qualities of contemporary Romanian cinema” (Indiewire).

Radu Jude’s Everybody in Our Family premiered at Berlin International Film Festival (Forum section) and it won the Best Film Award (Heart of Sarajevo) at Sarajevo International Film Festival and Șerban Pavlu, Sofia Nicolaescu, Mihaela Sîrbu and Gabriel Spahiu are playing the leading roles, with the extraordinary participation of the well-known Romanian actors Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez, Stela Popescu and Alexandru Arșinel.

Director: Radu Jude
Cast: Șerban Pavlu, Sofia Nicolaescu, Mihaela Sîrbu, Gabriel Spahiu, Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez, Stela Popescu and Alexandru Arșinel.
Year: 2012
Category: feature film
Duration: 107 minutes

Synopsis
Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His ex-wife, Otilia, remarried an accountant. Their 5 years old daughter, Sofia, lives with her mother, a fact that keeps Marius in a state of vexation towards his wife. According to the law, Marius can spend with his daughter only a limited amount of time. The day Marius goes to take his daughter for a short holiday to the seaside, he finds out that his ex-wife is not at home and he is told that his daughter is sick. He doesn’t believe it and tries to take Sofia by force...

Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival (Forum section) – Germany, 2012

Awards

Best Film Award (Heart of Sarajevo) at Sarajevo International Film Festival – 2012, Bosnia and Hertzegovina

Best Script (Radu Jude, Corina Sabău), Best Director (Radu Jude), Best Film (Ada Solomon, Radu Jude), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Șerban Pavlu), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mihaela Sîrbu), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Gabriel Spahiu), Gopo Awards – Romania, 2013

”Anonimul Trophy”, Anonimul International Independent Film Festival – Romania, 2012

Jury Award, Philadelphia Film Festiva – USA, 2012

Blue Angel Award for Best Director (Radu Jude) and Best Leading Role (Şerban Pavlu),Trencianske Teplice – Czech Republic, 2012

Romanian Days Award for Feature Film Section, Transilvania International Film Festival – Romania, 2012

Best Director (Radu Jude), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Șerban Pavlu), Best Actress in a Leading Role(Mihaela Sîrbu), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Sofia Nicolaescu), UCIN – Romania, 2012

Related links

BERLIN REVIEW: Masterful Black Comedy ‘Everybody in Our Family’ Demonstrates the Best Qualities of Modern Romanian Cinema - www.indiewire.com

Review: ‘Everybody in Our Family’ – www. variety.com

Everybody in Our Family’ - www.screendaily.com