P.O.V. No.25 - The Tube with a Hat: Data on the film and the director

The Tube with a Hat / Lampa cu cĂciulĂ

Radu Jude
Romania, 2006, 23 min.

Principal Credits
Director: Radu Jude
Screenplay: Florin Lazarescu
Director of photography: Marius Panduru
Editor: Catalin Cristutiu
Sound design: Andrei Toncu
Producer: Ada Solomon

Principal Cast
The father: Gabriel Spahiu
The son: Marian Bratu

Very early in the morning, Marian, a 7-year-old boy from a small and poor Romanian village, wakes up his father and persuades him to go to the city in order to fix their old TV set. Despite the bad weather, the father finally agrees. Marian and his father start the trip, carrying the TV set, with the hope that they will succeed.

Awards include
Jury Prize for Best Int'l Short Film, Sundance Film Festival, 2007
Golden Gate Award, San Francisco Int'l Film Festival;, 2007
Best Narrative Short at Los Angeles Int'l Film Festival, 2007
Best Short Film at Huesca Int'l Film Festival, 2007
Golden Moon at Valencia Cinema Jove Film Festival, 2007
Grand Prize at Int'l Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, 2006
Best Short Film at Montpellier Int'l Festival of Mediterranean Film, 2006
Best Short Film and Audience Award at Trieste Int'l Film Festival, 2007
Best Short Film at Cottbus Festival of East-European Cinema, 2006
Best Short Film at Indielisboa - Lisbon Int'l Independent Film Festival, 2007
Grand Prize at Brussels Int'l Film Festival, 2007
Best Short Fiction Film at Mediawave Int'l Film Festival (Gyor), 2007
Special Jury Prize at Aspen Shortfest, 2007
Main Prize at Dakino Int'l Film Festival, 2006
Award for Artistic Vision, Aarhus Festival of Independent Arts, 2007.

Radu Jude
Born in Bucarest, Romania, 1977, and a graduate from the Filmmaking Department of the Media University in Bucharest. He worked as assistant director for feature films shot in Romania, such as Amen by Costa Gavras, Vacuums by Luke Creswell & Steve McNicholas, The Rage by Radu Muntean and The Death of Mr Lazarescu by Cristi Puiu (2004). He directed the short fiction film Wrestling which was selected by more than 20 international film festivals, and approx 100 advertising spots.. He recently finished two 30-minute films: In the Morning (made for Romanian television) and Alexandra.


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