CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’

Cristian Nemescu

Romania 155 min Fiction

Synopsis

During the war in Kosovo, in 1999, in a small Romanian village, the chief of the railway station, who happens to be the local gangster as well, stops a NATO train transporting military equipment. The transport, supervised by American soldiers, is crossing Romania without official documents, based only on verbal approval of the Romanian government. Their arrival changes the place into the village of all opportunities. 

Director

Cristian Nemescu

He graduated from the Academy for Theater and Film in Bucharest in 2003. Nemescu’s last film was California Dreamin‘. He finished filming in July and was in post-production at the time of his death. The movie won the Un Certain Regard prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography: California Dreamin' (2007), Marilena from P7 (2005), Block Story (curt, 2003), Mihai and Cristina (curt, 2001), Mecano (curt, 2001), In Apartment Buildings People Are Crazy About Music (curt, 2000), Kitchitoarele (curt, 2000).

Cristian Nemescu

Film information

Int. title: California Dreamin'
Director: Cristian Nemescu
Script: Tudor Voican, Cristian Nemescu, Catherine Linstrum
With: Armand Assante, Jamie Elman, Razvan Vasilescu, Maria Dinulescu, Alexandru Margineanu
Country: Romania
Year: 2007
Format: Digital
Length: 155 min
Language: Romanian
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Edition: 2013