DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE WORLD (2023)
Comedy, Drama | Language: Romanian | Subtitles: English
Special Jury Prize Winner at the 76th Locarno International Film Festival
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Release date - TBC
An overworked and underpaid production assistant is commissioned by a multinational company to film a workplace safety video. But an interviewee makes a statement which forces him to re-invent his story to suit the company's narrative.
CAST & CREW
Cast - Ilinca Manolache, Ovidiu Pîrșan, Dorina Lazăr, László Miske, Katia Pascariu, Sofia Nicolaescu, Nina Hoss
Director - Radu Jude
Screenplay - Radu Jude
Cinematographer - Marius Panduru
Producers - Ada Solomon, Adrian Sitaru, Radu Jude
Executive Producers - Andreas Roald, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade, Diana Caravia
Co-producers - Adrien Chef, Claire Dornoy, Ankica Juric Tilic, Serge Lalou, Paul Thitges
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Radu Jude is a Romanian film director and screenwriter, who graduated from the Media University of Bucharest in 2003. Jude worked as an assistant director on Amen in 2002, directed by Costa-Gavras, and The Death of Mr. Lazarescu in 2005, directed by Cristi Puiu.
Jude went on to direct several award-winning short films, among them The Tube with a Hat in 2006, the most successful Romanian short film ever, winner of Grand prizes at Sundance and many more international festivals.
Jude’s feature film debut in 2009, The Happiest Girl in the World, won the CICAE Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, the FIPRESCI Prize at the Sofia International Film Festival, the Prize for Best Screenplay at the Bucharest International Film Festival and the FIPRESCI Prize at IndieLisboa. The film was selected in the ACID Programme at 2009 Cannes Film Festival. His second film, Everybody in Our Family in 2012, received the Heart of Sarajevo Award and the Bayard d'Or in Namur, among other awards. Radu Jude's acclaimed historical drama Aferim! in 2015 premiered at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where he won the Silver Bear award for Best Director. His 2021 comedy drama Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, amongst numerous other accolades.