Yesterday we received a tragic news. The Romanian Film Critic, Alex Leo Serban, one of the representative figures of Romanian contemporary cinema, has passed away on April 8, 2011, at the age of 51, after a battle with illness (lymphatic cancer).
Alex Leo Serban colaborated with IndieLisboa on the special Focus on Romanian Cinema we organized in 2008. Also, in 2010, he was member of the FIPRESCI jury giving all his talent and knowledge to reach the very best decision.
Personally, I met him in 1996, in the Algarve International Film Festival (FICA), where he went every year till 2001 as a film critic, each year with more work, dedication and love for cinema, raising attention to the new Romanian Cinema and their authors.
Miguel Valverde (IndieLisboa)