Everybody in Our Family (Toată lumea din familia noastră)
Contemporary World Cinema - Doha Tribecca Film Festival 2012
The latest offering from the powerhouse of contemporary Romanian cinema, Radu Jude’s ‘Everybody in Our Family’ is a darkly comic, clever family melodrama that takes a careful look at the complications that result from family breakdown, without taking sides. Bitterly divorced Marius awakes on the morning of a day that will turn out like no other: the day he intends to treat his six-year-old daughter to a seaside holiday. When his ex-wife refuses her permission, Marius’s placid demeanour shatters and the rage that has been on a slow boil inside him erupts with absurd, completely unpredictable results. Powerful camerawork and editing make the family’s cramped apartment claustrophobic and almost unbearably initimate, while brave performances from all the cast make the sheer lunacy of the drama plausible and so all the more disturbing. The film won the prestigious Heart of Sarajevo award at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival.
About the Director
Achieving international attention when his feature debut ‘The Happiest Girl in the World’ screened in the Berlin Forum in 2009, Radu Jude – born in Bucharest in 1977 – worked as assistant to Cristi Puiu on ‘The Death of Mr Lazarescu’ before becoming a director, making half a dozen shorts and more than 100 commercials. Since ‘Girl’, he also completed ‘A Film for Friends’ (2010).
- Radu Jude
- Radu Jude, Corina Sabău
- Ada Solomon
- Cătălin F. Cristuţiu
- Production Designer
- Elsje De Bruijn
- Stienette Bosklopper, Gabi Antal
- Andrei Butică
- Sound Design: Dana Bunescu, Sound Engineer: Simone Galavazi, Art Director and Costumes: Augustina Stanciu, Make Up: Dana Roşeanu
- Serban Pavlu, Sofia Nicolaescu, Gabriel Spahiu, Mihaela Sîrbu, Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez, Stela Popescu, Alexandru Arşinel