Tag Archives: Romanian

Liviu Ciulei – Padurea spânzuratilor AKA Forest of the Hanged (1964) (HD)

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During the most brutal days of World War I, Apostol Bologa (the extraordinary Victor Rebengiuc), a Romanian serving as a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian Army, is part of the Court Martial that punishes deserters and other problem soldiers. Gradually the horror of his routine builds up inside of him, forcing a choice between his military duty and greater feelings of humanity. Ciulei’s most ambitious and masterfully realized film, particularly striking in its impressionistic landscape photography, the Forest of the Hanged earned Ciulei the Best Director prize at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival and became the first Romanian feature to attract widespread international attention. It remains one of the cinema’s greatest studies of the dehumanizing effects of war. Screening introduced by critic Magda Mihailescu. Read More »

Radu Muntean – Alice T. (2018)

Alice, a buoyant and impertinent redhead teenager, is far from the charming little girl her mother adopted when she was unable to have a child of her own. Being an endless source of problems and affected by her mother’s disappointments, Alice forges lies and blurs the lines between the fiction she creates for herself and the reality of her existence. Until her mother discovers she is pregnant. Read More »

Radu Muntean – Boogie AKA Summer Holiday (2008)

A ‘generation film’ about 30-somethings in Romania who deal with totally different issues than those of their parents. The businessman Bogdan (alias Boogie) is on a holiday with his family at the Black Sea and bumps into two old friends with whom he hopes to re-live the good old days. Read More »

Radu Jude – Toata lumea din familia noastra AKA Everybody in Our Family (2012)

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Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother, which causes Marius a deep frustration. On the day Marius arrives to take his daughter on their annual holiday, he is told that she is ill but he doesn’t believe it and insists to take her with him. The situation soon gets out of control with all the family taking part in a web of humor, violence, childish songs, police interventions and love statements. Read More »

Stere Gulea – Morometii AKA The Moromete Family (1987)

The story of a family. Problems, marriage, taxes, revenge, friendship, army, life and much more…

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The movie is a portray of the inhabitants of an ordinary Romanian village,before the beginning of ww2.A dramatic story about poverty and ignorance..People ready to sacrifice their family members for a little more welfare.Sadness,misery.All seen through the eyes of a man less brutified than the others,a man who realizes his misery and tries to overcome it. It is a brutal and in the same time sensitive introspection in simple people’s life,a naked portray of their existence and inner battles.I don’t know if foreigners will find the story interesting or just repulsive but I can’t help calling it a masterpiece.The Moromete family could have been my grandparents. Read More »

Radu Jude – Alexandra (2006)

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Tavi, a forty-year-old divorced father, comes to his ex-wife’s home to repair his four-year-old daughter bike, Alexandra. He realizes with amazement that Alexandra does not call him “Daddy” any more. He asks an explanation from his ex-wife… Read More »

Marian Crisan – Morgen (2010)

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Nelu, a man in his forties, works as a security guard at the local supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border. This is the place where many illegal emigrants try to cross, by any means possible, to Hungary and then further to Western Europe. For Nelu, days go by the same way everyday: fishing at dawn, then work, and finally home with his wife Florica. They live alone in an isolated farm in the fields outside of town. One morning, Nelu ”fishes” something different from the river: a Turkish man trying to cross the border… Unable to communicate verbally, the two men will somehow understand each other. Nelu takes the stranger to his farm and gives him dry clothes, food and shelter. In return, the Turkish man gives him all the money he has, asking him to help him cross the border. Eventually, Nelu takes the money and promises he will help him the day after… Read More »