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      Sieranevada

      2016 2 hr. 53 min. Drama List
      92% 49 Reviews Tomatometer 77% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A doctor and his wife are having a family meal in Bucharest to mark the passing of his father when an argument about 9/11 breaks out and deteriorates into a settling of personal scores. Read More Read Less
      Sieranevada

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      Critics Consensus

      Sieranevada targets a narrow viewing demographic, but hits its targets with intelligence, humor, and patient craft.

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      Audience Member A perfect mirroring of the schizophrenic reality of many families in Bucharest, as though I was at my home. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member All unhappy families are the same Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member a claustrophobic living room drama of some sort. first-rate cinematography and long takes. requires patience, although pretty well paced. just like any other Cristi Puiu film: not for everyone. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Finding a perfect balance between touching and humorous, this revealing family drama is a fantastic ballet of camera and mise-en-scène (with many beautiful long takes), and I love the way it lets us organize in our heads the relationships between all characters in the family. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member And Cristi Puiu is still my favourite Romanian new wave director Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member This is the Romanian family. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Justin Chang Los Angeles Times Nonsensically titled, formally accomplished and richly engrossing ... Sep 1, 2017 Full Review Brad Wheeler Globe and Mail The film's 176-minute length will tax patience, but that almost seems the point in a story about how truth is arrived at and/or denied. Rated: 3/4 Jan 13, 2017 Full Review Bruce DeMara Toronto Star It is a bit of a slog, clocking in at almost three hours, but those of us with quarrelsome kin will find much to relate to. Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 12, 2017 Full Review Laura Clifford Reeling Reviews Puiu's film is darkly hilarious as we note not only just how many lies are told and why but how easy it is to accept them. Rated: A- May 2, 2019 Full Review Filipe Freitas Film Threat I exulted with a generous number of disconcerting and delightful episodes where Puiu, employing his directorial competence to better capture the family's moves with sharpness and wittiness, attempts to satirize life in today's unstable Romania. Rated: 7/10 Mar 13, 2018 Full Review Nando Salvá Cinemanía (Spain) The type of film for which the qualifier "Masterpiece" was invented. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 5/5 Nov 14, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A doctor and his wife are having a family meal in Bucharest to mark the passing of his father when an argument about 9/11 breaks out and deteriorates into a settling of personal scores.
      Director
      Cristi Puiu
      Executive Producer
      Oana Giurgiu
      Screenwriter
      Cristi Puiu
      Production Co
      Alcatraz Films, Studioul de Creatie Cinematografica, Iadasarecasa, Produkcija 2006 Sarajevo, arte France Cinéma, Mandragora, Sisters and Brother Mitevski, Spiritus Movens
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Romanian