Tales from the Golden Age: Recent Romanian Cinema

6/11/10 to 6/27/10

Works from one of the most exciting movements in contemporary international cinema depict life during and after the Ceauşescu era with compelling realism and absurdist humor.

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  • Police, Adjective, June 18, 20

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Past Films

  • Videograms of a Revolution

    • Sunday, June 27 5:00 pm

    Harun Farocki, Andrei Ujică (Germany, 1992). Ceauşescu's infamous December 1989 televised speech-delivered the night his regime fell-is the centerpiece of Farocki's sophisticated investigation of the power of images. (106 mins)

  • The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu

    • Friday, June 25 7:30 pm

    Cristi Puiu (Romania, 2005). 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 (154 mins)

  • Police, Adjective

    • Sunday, June 20 5:00 pm

    Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania, 2009). See June 18. (113 mins)

  • Police, Adjective

    • Friday, June 18 7:00 pm

    Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania, 2009). The Wire in Romania; Serpico with a thesaurus: a beat cop tails a low-level pot dealer around town, and engages his superiors in verbal battles about law, language, and justice. “Extraordinary: Porumboiu is one of the few helmers working today who so completely understands both the power of language and the power of visuals.”-Variety (113 mins)

  • Tales from the Golden Age

    • Sunday, June 13 5:00 pm

    Iona Uricaru, Hanno Hoefer, Ravzan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu, Cristian Mungiu (Romania, 2009). See June 11. (138 mins)

  • Tales from the Golden Age

    • Friday, June 11 6:30 pm

    Iona Uricaru, Hanno Hoefer, Ravzan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu, Cristian Mungiu (Romania, 2009). Romania's brightest new directors, led by Cannes award-winning Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), unite for these delightfully absurdist tales of life during the Ceauşescu era. “Probably the most efficient way to experience what makes the Romanians such distinctive moviemakers.”-Boston Globe (138 mins)

  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

    • Friday, June 11 9:05 pm

    Cristian Mungiu (Romania, 2007). Two young women go underground to terminate an unwanted pregnancy in this gripping, prizewinning drama. “Beautifully realistic, faultlessly made.”-L.A. Times (113 mins)