Skip to main content

Childhood Dreams

Romania, 1971 (MIFF 1972)

Director: Jean Petrovici

The paintings of the school children of Vulturesti have been exhibited in many parts of the world. They give an uninhibited and colourful account of their world in the little village.

See also...

Traditions

New Year in the villages of the Moldavian region of Rumania is a festival on which the Christian tradition has made little impact. The pagan world survives apparently unalloyed, with Dionysian masks ... More »

The Shadow of the Daring One

An animated fairytale, using folkloric ... graphic and musical material, about ... Prince Charming whose beloved is ... kidnapped by the Dragon. ... More »

THE MORNINGS OF A SENSIBLE YOUTH

The hero of the film, Vive, is an adolescent dissatisfied with his comfortable existence after graduating from high school. He and his friend, Romache, are led to revolt. For Vive, this initially ... More »

An Invitation to Lunch

What happens when a man you invited to lunch cancels his visit when the table's set, the candles are lit and lunch is ready? A short story from everyday life in a beautifully compact form. ... More »

THE UPRISING

This film is about the tragic lives of the Rumanian peasants, and their revolt against the landowners at the beginning of this century. Two themes of the film are blended: the story of Petre whose ... More »

TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE

A witty and succinct set of urban myths from the hardscrabble years of Romanian communism.This portmanteau contains five stories from the ‘Golden Age' of the Ceausescu regime. Cristian Mungiu (4 ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director