Romanian filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu, one of Cannes s darlings, won six prizes including the one for best film at the Romanian Gopo awards on Monday.
The best actress trophy went to Hilda Peter for her role in Katalin Varga by British director Peter Strickland.
Radu Mihaileanu’s Le concert, recent recipient of two César awards, earned Gopo awards for best direction, scenography, costumes and original music.
Porumboiu s Police, adjective , largely praised by critics in the United States and in Europe, won the statuettes for best film, best director, best scenario, best supporting actor for Vlad Ivanov, best photography and best actor for Dragos Bucur.
Porumboiu won several prizes in Cannes in the last five years including the Jury s prize in Un Certain regard section with Police, adjective .
There were many good Romanian films this year and I hope we will be able to produce many more this year , 34 year-old Porumboiu said at the ceremony held in the former palace of late dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
Though Romanian filmmakers have become big in world cinema, especially since Cristian Mungiu won the Palme d Or at Cannes film festival in 2007, they face recurrent problems to finance their movies in Romania. -AFP