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Corneliu Porumboiu
2015 - Romania / France - 1h29

Screenings : sunday 27 - 10:00 am - Multiplexe - 2 - followed by a debate with Corneliu Porumboiu - director friday 1 - 5:15 pm - Grand Théâtre - presented by Sylvie Pialat
In Bucharest, Costi is an accomplished young father. In the evening, he likes to read Robin Hood stories to his 6-year-old son to help him go to sleep. One day, his neighbour tells him that he is certain that a treasure is buried in his grandparents' garden. Costi accepts to rent a metal detector and accompany him for one day in the hope of sharing the potential haul…
Grand Prix in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festial, The Treasure again plays out a plot invoking the past in a more directly light and comical way than in Police, Adjective or When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism. The place where the potential loot is hides a multitude of historical trials and tribulations: the German occupation during the war, nationalisation after the conflict, things being turned into dives, etc. The treasure here acts likes the idea of reconquering something vital as much as the appropriation of a stolen history. Porumboiu succeeds in making a comedy in the form of a political fable, a film which seems to invent itself at the same speed as the belief whereby Porumboiu seems to reconcile himself with childhood.

Cast : Toma Cuzin, Adrian Purcarescu, Corneliu Cozmei, Radu Bânzaru, Dan Chiriac, Iulia Ciochina, Marius Coanda, Florin Kevorkian
Screenplay : Corneliu Porumboiu
Cinematography : Tudor Mircea
Editing : Roxana Szel

Production : 42 Km Film,Arte France Cinéma,Centre National du Cinéma et de L'image Animée (CNC)

French distributor : Le Pacte