THE TREASURE | Dir. Corneliu Porumboiu | 2015 | FRANCE/ROMANIA | 89 min | PG
Costi leads a peaceful life. At night he likes to read his six-year-old son stories, to help him sleep. Their favourite is Robin Hood. Costi sees himself as the hero – righter of wrongs and defender of the oppressed.
One evening, his neighbor pays him an unexpected visit and shares a secret: there’s treasure buried in his grandparents’ garden, he’s sure of it. If Costi will hire a metal detector to help locate it, he’ll give him half of whatever they get. Skeptical at first, in the end Costi can’t resist. He’s on board. The two accomplices have one weekend to locate the loot. Despite every obstacle in their path, Costi refuses to be discouraged. For his wife and son, he’s a real hero – nothing and no one are going to stop him.
2015 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - WINNER (Prix Un Certain Talent award)
2015 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2015 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
2015 CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
THE TREASURE is the final film in the Contemporary World Cinema series. One-time opportunities to find rising masters and see critically acclaimed, under-exposed world cinema.