The Paper Will Be Blue, December 2
Cristi Puiu's saga of the last hours in the life of a cranky Bucharest widower is “both sad and darkly funny . . . sharply conceived and richly populated.”-Chicago Reader. “A thorny masterpiece.”-N.Y. Times
A clueless tank crew wanders Bucharest's chaotic streets on the night that Ceauşescu falls in Radu Muntean's wry, humanist portrait of historic times.
A provincial TV talk show turns into a battle over the history of the Romanian revolution in Corneliu Porumboiu's hilarious allegory. With short Humanitarian Aid.
“Alexandru Solomon's film is both a bizarre recreation of a crime of which the motive is still difficult to fathom and an astonishing evocation of a lost world of Romanian Stalinism.”-BBC. With short Tertium non datur.
Short films by some of Romania's leading directors-Cristi Puiu, Corneliu Porumboiu, and Cătălin Mitulescu, among others-reveal generations in transition.
The debut film by Cristian Mungiu is a comic triptych of life in the New Romania.
Please see Saturday, November 3.
Romania's entry for this year's Oscars is a surprisingly warmhearted coming-of-age story set during the final months of Ceauşescu's rule. With a radiant performance by Dorotheea Petre, Best Actress winner at Cannes. Repeated on Sunday, November 4.
An American military convoy is stranded in a small Romanian town in Cristian Nemescu's sharp comedy of corruption and international miscommunication.