Closer to the moon

a NAE CARANFIL picture

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Title

Closer to the moon

Director

Nae Caranfil

Producer

Michael Fitzgerald, Ugo Tucci

Nationality

Romania, USA, Italy, Poland

Year

2014

Duration

110'

Language

English

Format

Dolby Digital

Ratio

2.35

Original Title

Closer to the moon

Synopsis

Synopsis

From the producer of The Homesman, The Three Burials, The Pledge, Under The Volcano, Wise Blood.

Bucharest 1959. Five high-ranking Jewish members of the Romanian Communist party and heroes of the resistance plan and carry out a spectacular bank robbery. They divert the attention of onlookers by pretending to be shooting a movie. They are arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to death but not before being forced to reenact the robbery in a fake propaganda film. An opportunity they immediately seize to turn their absurd predicament into a comedy. This is a true story.

Synopsis

Trailer

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Press

“Shot in English with a name British and American cast, this surprisingly entertaining black comedy and absurdist take on real events will connect with audiences.”

Variety

"Closer To The Moon is a curiosity, no doubt — but also a delight. "

EMPIRE

Festivals
& Awards

Gopo Awards, Romania
Best Directing
Best Feature Film
Best Screenplay

Netia Off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema

São Paulo International Film Festival

Morelia International Film Festival

Warsaw Jewish Film Festival

The Romanian Film Festival in London

Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Vera Farmiga
Mark Strong
Harry Lloyd
Anton Lesser
Christian McKay
Tim Plester
Joe Armstrong
Allan Corduner
Monica Barladeanu
David de Keyser
Written and Directed by Nae Caranfil
Producers Michael Fitzgerald, Denis Friedman, Alessandro Leone
Bobby Paunescu, Renata Ranieri
Associate Producer Richard Romero
Executive Producers Ugo Tucci, Penelope Glass
Cinematography Marius Panduru
Editors Larry Madaras, Roberto Silvi, Catalin Cristutiu
Sound Dominique Viellard
Sound designer Marius Leftarache
Production designer Christian Niculescu
Costume designer Doina Levinta
Music Laurent Couson
Casting Laura Grosu, Liliana Toma

Releases

US - Sundance Selects

17.04.2015

UK - Neo

13.11.2015