Tag Archives: Romanian

Ana Lungu – One and a Half Prince (2018)

Love and friendship. Love versus friendship. Which one is stronger, which one is deeper?

Three friends are living together. A single woman, a divorced father and a gay man share an apartment in Bucharest. When the woman falls in love with a Hungarian writer from Transylvania, her friends are jealous and call him a peasant. The writer is handsome, smart, he loves animals and rides a horse, so she sees him as a prince. The happy family could break up at any moment. Read More »

Corneliu Porumboiu – Fotbal Infinit AKA Infinite Football (2018)

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They talk about the beautiful game, but for Laurentiu Ginghina, it’s not enough. Football must be modified, streamlined, freed from restraints; corners are to be rounded off, players assigned to zones and subteams, norms revised. In retrospect, he first realized that the rules of football were wrong when he was tackled during a game in his youth, in the summer holidays, on another pitch now covered in snow, but in Vaslui, not Bucharest. The tackle hit so hard it fractured his fibula, a year later his tibia broke too, on New Year’s Eve 1987, he had to walk home in the snow and no one helped him. Read More »

Dan Pita – Rochia alba de dantela AKA The White Lace Dress (1989)

A doctor, a sculptor and a football player trying to win the love of desenatoare models, suffering from incurable disease. But this does not preclude it from working on hand in a clothes factory. Of the three candidate, the young woman prefers the more modest, based with the family. Read More »

Corneliu Porumboiu – Politist, adjectiv AKA Police, Adjective (2009)

A cop finds himself growing uncomfortable with his latest assignment in this study in the nature of power and authority from Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu. Cristi (Dragos Bucur) is a seasoned police detective who has just gotten married to Anca (Irina Saulescu) and wants to keep his superiors happy. Cristi’s boss, Nelu (Ion Stoica), has ordered the detective to keep a close watch on Victor (Radu Costin), a teenager who is suspected of dealing drugs for a local cartel. Cristi has spent several weeks following Victor’s actions and is certain that the kid smokes marijuana with his friends, but isn’t any kind of drug pusher and should be left alone. Cristi is also aware that Romanian authorities are expected to relax their laws regarding drugs in the near future, making it all but pointless to possibly ruin Victor’s life by bringing him in, but while Nelu understands Cristi’s thinking, he’s not so willing to let the youngster off so easily. Politist, Adj. (aka Police, Adjective) was an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Read More »

Radu Jude – Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari AKA I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018) (HD)

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“I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians.” These words, spoken in the Council of Ministers of the summer of 1941, started the ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front. The film attempts to comment on this statement. Read More »

André Marques – Luminita (2013)

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Two brothers, who haven’t spoken in years, meet at their mother’s funeral where they must deal with their mourning family, their obligations as sons and their own feelings of loss. Read More »

Iosif Demian – O lacrima de fata AKA A Girl’s Tears (1980) (HD)

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The discovery of a drowned young girl’s body makes the local authorities start an investigation.

The film tells the story of a suspicious death investigation at Sălcioara, a village near the Mureş Valley. The Major and his help, Panaitescu, accompanied by a film crew that wants to record the case, manage to understand the circumstances in which young Ana Draga, an agronomist engineer, was killed. As it turns out, it was not a love crime, as originally thought, but a consequence of old conflict between villagers. Read More »