It’s tough to have a famous daddy. 19 year old GRIG is the son of an enormously popular Romanian actor at the beginning of the past century. But his own record is somewhat disappointing. Too short for the stage, too shy with women, too excessive in his lifestyle, he is about to make the ultimate mistake, the unforgivable thing in the eyes of the father: direct a moving picture! He wants it to be the biggest, the longest, the most spectacular ever. Crazy patron of the arts LEON, the country’s most flamboyant and eccentric landowner becomes Grig’s financier. Successively he also turns into his protector, his teacher, his substitute father, his traitorous partner and his lifelong enemy. But will GAUMONT, the French company which controls the Romanian market accept an independent production going over its head? And if so, will this victory earn Grig his father’s respect? A true story. —Official Site (Facebook)
Nae Caranfil studied at the Film and Theatre Institute (UNATC) in Bucharest, which he graduated in 1984. He is the son of important Romanian film historian and critic Tudor Caranfil.
In the beginning of his career he directed only short films: Venice in September (1983), Thirty Years of Insomnia (1984) and Backstage (1988). Caranfil made his feature film debut with E Pericoloso Sporgersi (1993) and continued with road movie comedy Asfalt tango (1996) (starring Charlotte Rampling) and with Dolce far niente (1998). His movie Filantropica (2002) was a critical success and attracted lots of popularity for Caranfil. Some consider Nae Caranfil to be the best Romanian director of the 1990s.
Nae Caranfil wrote the screenplay for all his movies and worked on the music for the first two of them (E Pericoloso Sporgersi and Asfalt-tango).
Nae Caranfil is currently also a professor at the Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography (UNATC) in Bucharest. —Wikipedia… read more