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 »
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 »
“Tuesday, After Christmas” (Marti, dupa craciun, 2010) is the latest film from Romania to hit the film festival circuit and cause a stir. I saw it at this year’s Chicago International Film Festival.
A great many of the films coming from Romania have all been fiercely political. There was “12:08 East of Bucharest” (A Fost sau n-a fost, 2007), “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” (4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zile, 2007), “How I Spent The End of the World” (Cum mi-am petrecut sfarsitul lumii, 2006) and the movie which started this recent “new wave” in Romanian cinema “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu” (Moartea domnului Lazarescu, 2006). But “Tuesday, After Christmas” is much different. There is absolutely no mention of politics or even social injustice. Read More »