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Films From Romania

A film-metaphor in which the flowers are pleading for the preservation of peace. ... Read more
In the Bucharest gridlock, a thief strikes up a strange relationship with his female victim. --- D/S Gabriel Sirbu P Horea Murgu L Romanian w/English subtitles TD 16mm/2007/20mins ... Read more
Six of Central and Eastern Europe's brightest young directors come together in this omnibus feature, each giving their idiosyncratic take on the theme of ‘generation'. In The Ritual (Nadejda Koseva, Bulgaria), a wedding party waits in suspense for the bride and groom. In Turkey Girl (Cristian ... Read more
With almost 100 film projects to his credit, Raoul Ruiz has a firm place among the great directors of our time. The Lost Domain masterfully blends political and personal themes in a story about friendship and the test of time. This intricately structured plot starts in 1932 where 10-year-old Max is ... Read more
Promising young Romanian director Cristian Nemescu was killed in a car crash in late 2006, while his debut feature California Dreamin' was in post production. Three of Nemescu's lively shorts are collected here as a tribute to the director. ... Mailena from P7 ... On a rooftop in Bucharest, young ... Read more
“A medal glitters, but it also casts a shadow.” - Winston Churchill ... Miserable curmudgeon Ion is anything but a hero. Both his son and wife haven't spoken to him in years, and Ion spends his days trudging through life, resigned to suburban mediocrity. But when he receives a letter saying ... Read more
Maxim lives together with his mother in a village near Bucharest. ... Winner of the short film Cannes Palm d'Or. ... --- D/S Marian Crisan P Anca Puiu L Romanian w/English subtitles Hebrew w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008/15mins ... Read more
Promising young Romanian director Cristian Nemescu was killed in a car crash in late 2006, while his debut feature California Dreamin' was in post production. Three of Nemescu's lively shorts are collected here as a tribute to the director. ... Mihai & Cristina ... Mihai's innocent profession of ... Read more
Winner of the FIPRESCI Award at Cannes 2002. ... Before filmmaker Cristian Mungiu collected the coveted Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival with 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (MIFF 07), he wowed critics and audiences alike with his debut feature, a bitter comedy about young people looking ... Read more
This little animated film involving pliers, scrap iron and a toy train, makes its moral point in an ingenious and lighthearted fashion. ... Read more
A charming tale, told without words, of how one morning a young boy follows the flight of a pigeon and of how he attempts to save the bird when it is menaced by a cat. ... Read more
“My mother's home and she'll confirm this, I'm not a terrorist.” ... On 22 December, 1989 Nicolae Ceausescu's 24-year communist dictatorship came to an end; what happened next is anyone's guess. The military coup and insurrection leaves everyone guessing as to who is running the country ... Read more
The characters are musical notes all making sweet harmonious sounds — until one note gets his head jammed! ... Read more
The wedding of a shepherd in a wonderful place of Rumania, depicting the old traditions of the country people. ... Read more
How hard can it possibly be to organise a family holiday? ... In Principles of Life, rising star of the Romanian film scene Vlad Ivanov (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, MIFF 2007) plays a self-pitying, middle-aged, middle class suburban man trying his best to arrange a simple family holiday. Beset on ... Read more
An ingenious puppet film with a difference. An old wood carver shapes the puppets which come to life and take wing. ... Read more
Paintings in museums often bear no signature. This film demonstrates how experts, relying on costume, architecture and hosts of other clues, establish the period in which a painting was painted; then, through further study of style, brush technique, literary references, etc., they identify the ... Read more
In the beginning, there was the Sun, handsome with features composes of the present planets. The Sun's nose was the Earth which, being wet, gave the sun a cold. A cataclysmic sneeze - and all the features were scattered into space. On the Earth life appeared. One prehistoric day, a brontosaurus ... Read more
A Balkan blend of melodrama and farce. ... In 1953, a Romanian village has gathered for a wedding; the happy couple, the guests and the banquet are all ready… Just at that moment, the Russian Army arrives. Stalin is dead and the nation must mourn. Under threat of death, the oversexed couple ... Read more
A snatch of film-poetry which creates its atmosphere by means of image and music. ... Read more
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 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, MIFF 08) has written them all, though he shares directorial duties with ... Read more
An injured bird puts new strain on an already tough family relationship. ... --- ... D/S Adrian Sitaru P Adrian Sitaru, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan L Romanian w/English subtitles TD 2009 ... --- ... D/S Adrian Sitaru P Adrian Sitaru, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan L Romanian w/English subtitles TD 2009 ... Read more
The book on which this film is based was written by the Rumanian author Liviu Rebreanu in memory of his brother, who actually experienced the drama portrayed. The film is set towards the end of the First World War somewhere on the Austro-Hungarian front, in Transylvania, where the Rumanian ... Read more
Based on the "Miorita", a Romanian folkloric classic, the film analyses the inner motivations of a woman whose compulsion is to reconstruct a tragedy. ... Obsessed by the fact that her husband who fails to return after setting out to buy sheep, has been murdered, Vitoria succeeds in intuiting the ... Read more
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