Medal of Honor / Medalia de onoare
Calin Peter Netzer, Romania, 2009.
Directed by: Calin Peter Netzer
Script: Tudor Voican
Producer: Liviu Marghidan
Production company: Scharf Advertising & Pandora Film
Cinematography: Liviu Marghidan
Editing: Cătălin F. Cristutiu
Cast: Victor Rebengiuc, Camelia Zorlescu, Mircea Andreescu, Ion Lucian, Radu Beligan, Costica Draganescu
Running time: 105'
Ion I. Ion’s (75) relationship with his wife, Nina (72), is long gone: she talks to him only when she needs him to do something. Ion tacitly accepts being treated like this. His only desire is to keep the appearance of a normal life and relationship before Nina’s friends. Things aren’t working with his son Corneliu (45) who doesn’t forgive him for the way he dealt with his attempt to flee the communist Romania. One day Ion receives a Medal of Honor for his 'heroic' actions back in the WW2, times he barely remembers. The medal forces Ion to reconsider his whole life. Maybe he wasn’t all the time a loser. Maybe his life has a meaning. Maybe he means something to his family.
Miami Film Festival 2010 – Cineuropa Prize Special Mention, Special Mention World Competition
Thessaloniki Film Festival 2009 – Best Actor, Best Screenplay, FIPRESCI Prize International Competition, Greek Union of Film and Television Technicians Award, Silver Alexander
Torino International Festival of Young Cinema 2009 – Audience Award, Holden Award for the Best Script, Special Mention
Calin Peter Netzer was born 1975, in Petrosani, Romania.In 1983, he immigrated to Germany together with his parents. From 1984 he has been living in Stuttgart where he graduated from elementary school and high school. In 1994, he started the courses of the Theatre and Film University of Bucharest, Romania, Film Direction Department, and in 1999 he obtained a diploma as film director. 'Medal of Honor' is his first feature film.
Location and screening schedule:
Tuškanac cinema, Monday, October 18th at 10.30
Europa cinema, Monday, October 18th at 19.30
Europa cinema, Tuesday, October 19th at 15.00