12:08 East of Bucharest
December 22. It’s been sixteen years since the Revolution and Christmas is approaching. Pisconi, an old retiree, is preparing to spend another lonely Christmas. Manescu, a history teacher, doesn’t want to lose his entire salary to pay his debts. Jderescu, the owner of the local TV station, doesn’t seem very interested in vacation. With Piscoci and Manescu’s help, he wants to find an answer to a sixteen-year-old question: Did a revolution really take place in their city?
In 2003, Corneliu Porumboiu received his degree in directing from the National University of Drama and Film I. L. Caragiale in Bucharest. He has directed several short and medium-length films. A Fost Sau n-a Fost? is his first fiction feature
Alex Dragomir, Sebastian Zsemlye
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Title in Original Version : 12h08 À l'est de Bucarest