Corneliu Porumboiu

Romania 85 min Fiction


It’s the middle of a film shoot and Paul, the director, is having an affair with Alina, an actress playing a supporting role. With Alina’s last day on set imminent, Paul decides to rewrite the script in order to shoot a nude scene with her. But tomorrow is always another day. Paul wakes up in the morning and decides not to shoot the scene after all. Instead, he calls the producer and tells her he’s having problems with his ulcer.

* Catalan première


Corneliu Porumboiu

Corneliu Porumboiu was born in 1975, in Vaslui, Romania. He graduated from the National University of Theatre and Cinematography, where he studied Film Directing. His short films, made while he attended the University, won awards at major film festivals including Cannes and Montpellier.

Filmography: El tesoro (2015), The Second Game (2014), When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013, D’A 2014), Police, adjectif (2009), 12:08 al este de Bucarest (2006, D’A 2013)

Corneliu Porumboiu

Film information

Original Title: Cand se lasa seara peste Bucuresti sau metabolism
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Script: Corneliu Porumboiu
Contact: Wild Bunch
With: Diana Avramut, Bogdan Dumitrache, Mihaela Sirbu, Alexandru Papadopol
Country: Romania
Year: 2013
Format: DCP
Length: 85 min
Language: Romanian
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Edition: 2014