Radu Jude

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 »

Radu Jude – Inimi cicatrizate AKA Scarred Hearts (2016)

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Emanuel spends his days at a sanatorium. Falling in love with another patient, he narrates his and his fellow patients’ attempts to live life to the fullest as their bodies slowly fade away, but their minds refuse to give up.
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Radu Jude – O umbra de nor AKA Shadow of a Cloud (2013)

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“My wretched life has passed like a deep sleep, like the shadow of a cloud, withering like a wildflower. And the joints of my limbs have begun to weaken, to twist and shake in my body. And my evil deeds have surpassed the countless grains of sand in the sea.” (fragment from a prayer)
In a torrid summer day in Bucharest, the priest Florin Florescu is called to a dying woman’s side for saying a prayer. Read More »

Radu Jude – Trece si prin perete AKA It Can Pass Through the Wall (2014)

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An old man tries to play backgammon with friends while babysitting his granddaughter, who’s terrified of the young suicide in their building. Read More »

Radu Jude – Aferim! (2015)

In 19th century Wallachia a local policeman is hired to find an escaped Gypsy slave.

Eastern Europe, 1835. Two riders cross a barren landscape in the middle of Wallachia. They are the gendarme Costandin and his son. Together they are searching for a ‘gypsy slave’ who has run away from his nobleman master and is suspected of having an affair with the noble’s wife. Whilst the unflappable Costandin comments on every situation with a cheery aphorism, his son takes a more contemplative view of the world. On their odyssey they encounter people of different nationalities and beliefs: Turks and Russians, Christians and Jews, Romanians and Hungarians. Each harbours prejudices against the others which have been passed down from generation to generation. And even when the ‘slave’ Carfin is found, the adventure is far from over … Read More »