Cristi Puiu

Direccions Romania, Serbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina 201 min Catalan premiere Fiction


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.


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Cristi Puiu

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 competition 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 was awarded in Seville.

Filmography: MMXX (2023, D'A 2024), Malmkrog (2020, D'A 2021), Sieranevada (2016), Three Interpretation Exercises (2013), Aurora (2010, D'A 2011), The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005, D'A 2013), Cigarettes and Coffee (short film, 2004), Stuff and Dough (2001)

Cristi Puiu

Film information

Original Title: Manor House
Director: Cristi Puiu
Script: Cristi Puiu, based on the book written by Vladimir Solovyov
Contact: Atalante Cinema
With: Edith Alibec, Vitalie Bichir, Agathe Bosch, Ugo Broussot, Lucian Diaconu
Country: Romania, Serbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year: 2020
Format: DCP
Length: 201 min
Language: French, Russian, German, Hungarian, English, Romanian
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2021


Encounters Award for Best Director

Golden Giraldillo
Best Screenplay