UPDATE: Catalin Mitulescu’s film Loverboy premieres at Cannes Film Festival, winners are announced

Newsroom 23/05/2011 | 11:04

Romanian director Catalin Mitulescu’s film Loverboy received a Cannes Film Festival nomination, in the Un certain regard category.

Also, at this edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Romanian-born, but France-established director, Radu Mihaileanu’s  film La Source des Femmes is competing for the top prize in the Palme d’Or section. The festival lasts until May 22. Read the full list of Palme D’Or nominations here.

Mitulescu and his crew were photographed at the film’s premiere at the Cannes Festival on May 18. Pictures courtesy of Strada Film.

Left to right: George Pistereanu (actor), Bianca Oana (script writer), Ada Condeescu (actress), Catalin Mitulescu (director), Daniel Mitulescu (producer), Frederick Zander (co-producer, Sweden)

Left to right: Daniel Mitulescu (producer), Ada Condeescu (actress)

Left to right: George Pistereanu (actor), Ada Condeescu (actress)

The film’s official trailer:


UPDATE: The winners of the festival have been announced. Romanians do not make it to the final list this year. The jury led by Robert de Niro gave the Palme d’Or to Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life. Read the full list below:

Palme D’Or

  • The Tree of Life by Terrence Malick

Grand Prix

  • Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da (Once Upon A Time In Anatolia) by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • The Kid With a Bike by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

Award for Best Director

  • Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive

Jury Prize

  • Poliss by Maiwenn

Award for Best Actor

  • Jean Dujardin in The Artist

Award for Best Actress

  • Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia

Award for Best Screenplay

  • Joseph Cedar for Footnote

Un Certain Regard Prize

  • Arirang by Kim Ki-Duk
  • Halt Auf Freier Strecke (Stopped on Track) by Andreas Dresen

UCR Special Jury Prize

  • Elena by Andrey Zvyagintsev

UCR Directing Prize

  • Be Omid É Didar (Au revoir) by Mohammad Rasoulof

Short Films

Palme d’Or

  • Cross-Country by Maryna Vroda

Jury Prize

  • Badpakje 46 (Swimsuit 46) by Wannes Destoop

Camera d’Or

  • Las Acacias by Pablo Giorgelli presented during Critics’ Week


  • First Prize: Der Brief (The Letter) by Doroteya Droumeva
  • Second Prize: Drari by Kamal Lazraq
  • Third Prize: Ya-Gan-Bi-Hang (Fly by Night) by Son Tae-gyum

Corina Dumitrescu

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