Nikolai, a large landowner, a man of the world, places his country estate at the disposal of some friends, by organizing a sojourn at the spacious manor house. For the guests, among which we find a politician, a young countess, a Russian General and his wife, time passes at the manor house with rich meals, society games and by engaging in a long discussion about death and the Antichrist, progress and morality. Whether for good reason or not, the guests end up exacerbating each other’s anxieties to the point that their conversation begins to be sorely strained.
He is one of the most prominent directors on the contemporary scene, the initiator of what is considered the new wave of Romanian cinema. His film The Death of Mr. Lazarescu won the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes, and since then all of his films have gone through the most important festivals. With Sieranevada, his fourth feature film, he won the Chicago Film Festival, and with Malmkrog he triumphed in Seville.
Filmography: Malmkrog (2020), Sieranevada (2016), Trois exercices d’interprétation (2013), Aurora, un asesino muy común (2010, D'A 2011), La muerte del Sr. Lazarescu (2005, D'A 2013), Cigarettes and Coffee (curt, 2004), Stuff and Dough (2001)