Original Format:  Digital

Year of Released:  2016

Running Time:  173′

Director:  Cristi Puiu (Filmography)

Producer:  Anca Puiu, Mirsat Purivatra, Labina Mitevska, Zdenka Gold, Laurence Clerc, Olivier Thery Lapiney

Editor:  Letitia Stefanescu, Ciprian Cimpoi

Screen Writer:  Cristi Puiu

Director of Photography:  Barbu Balasoiu

Principal Cast:  Mimi Ranescu, Sorin Medeleni, Dana Dogaru, Ana Ciontea, Judith State, Marin Grigore, Ilona Brezoianu, Rolando Matsangos, Catalina Moga

Brief Synopsis:
Sierra Nevada is the story of a commemoration that never gets to take place. It is the story of those who choose to escape into fiction and hide their fears behind ‘concrete reality’ when overwhelmed by a grief they cannot understand. Sierra Nevada is the imperfect restitution of an unorthodox requiem. It is an attempt to express Aurel Rau’s poem ‘The Agathirsoi’ through film: “We are not from the North Nor from the South. Not from the East, And not from the West. We are not even from the center. We know how to celebrate the seasons. And how to bend the iron with our teeth.”


Cannes Film Festival, France, 2016

Production Companies:
4Ghe. Bratianu St, Apt2
Bucharest, Romania

2006 d.o.o (Bosnia& Herzegovina)

Sisters and Brother Mitevski
F. Ruzvelt 4-38
1000 Skopje

Spiritus Movens (Croatia)

Alcatraz Films SAS (France)