Calin Peter Netzer

Netzer directed multiple award-winning short films before his feature film debut MARIA (2003) won the 'Special Prize of the Jury', 'Best Actor' and 'Best Actress' at Locarno. His next feature MEDALIA DE ONOARE (2009) received the Silver Alexander award, the FIPRESCI prize and the awards for 'Best Screenplay' and 'Best Actor' at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival in 2009. In 2013 his third feature CHILD'S POSE (2013) was invited into the Official Competition in Berlin where it won the Golden Bear and the FIPRESCI prize. It was the first Romanian film to win the top award of the Berlinale and internationally celebrated as a new masterpiece of the Romanian New Wave.

Medal Of Honor

A film by Calin Peter Netzer

2009 - Germany/Romania - Drama

One day Ion, a 75-year-old Romanian man, accidentally receives a Medal of Honor for some “heroic” actions back in the WW2, times he barely remembers. The medal forces Ion to reconsider his whole life. Maybe he wasn’t all the time a loser. Maybe his life has a meaning. Maybe he means something to his family.