Silent Wedding
Horațiu Mălăele
2008

Silent Wedding

Join the collourful world of the 50s Romanian village, meet characters reminding of Fellini’s and Kusturica’s films, live in the circus world, together with pygmy clowns, discover the village’s eccentric people, in a film nominated for eight Gopo awards in 2009, including for Best Script (Adrian Lustig, Horațiu Mălăele), Best Actor (Alexandru Potocean), Best Actress (Meda Victor) and Best Cinematography (Vivi Drăgan Vasile).

Nunta muta de Horațiu Mălăele - 2008

Director: Horațiu Mălăele
Cast: Meda Victor, Alexandru Potocean, Valentin Teodosiu, Alexandru Bindea, Tudorel Filimon, Nicolae Urs, Luminița Gheorghiu, Dan Condurache, Doru Ana, Șerban Pavlu, George Mihăiță, Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez, Victor Rebengiuc
Year: 2008
Category: feature film
Duration: 87 minutes

Synopsis
When the death of Stalin is announced, national mourning is declared for 7 days and all public celebrations are forbidden, which is not great news for the dozens of people gathered to participate at a wedding in a Romanian village: no less than four pigs and two veals have been cut for this event, and the food cannot be kept for such a long time. The father-in-law finds the solution: the windows are covered with thick curtains, the bottles and glasses are wrapped in rags, the kids have their mouths bound to keep silent, the musicians mime the music and all the guests are whispering.

Festivals
Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) – Romania, 2008

Awards
Best Cinematography (Vivi Drăgan Vasile), ”Opera Prima” Award (Horațiu Mălăele) and Best Sound Editing and Music (Tiberiu Borcoman și Alexandru Andrieș), The Romanian Film Union (UCIN) – Romania, 2008
Nominated for Best Script (Adrian Lustig, Horațiu Mălăele), Best Actor (Alexandru Potocean), Best Actress (Meda Victor), Best Cinematography (Vivi Drăgan Vasile), Best Editing (Cristian Nicolescu), Best Set Design (Mihnea Mihăilescu), Best Costumes (Oana Păunescu), Gopo Awards – Romania, 2009
Best Make-up and Hairstyling (Dana Roșeanu and Ioana Ioniță), Gopo Awards – Romania, 2009