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Films From Romania

The beauty of human effort as men ride the wires, sweeping along the skylines to the horizon. ... Read more
A gentle observation of a farm boy trying lo find a place where he can keep a fish, and in the process, becoming aware of many things. ... Prize for Youth Film, Tours Festival. ... Read more
Without commentary, the film presents the famous painting by Breughel. ... Read more
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 takes the form of a whirlwind fling, which includes a tiresome romance with a blonde, but he soon sets ... Read more
A savagely funny nightmare comedy set in the waning years of the Romanian police state, this anarchic film has its roots firmly planted in the dark and ironic soil of the blackest of political satire. ... When her beloved communist father dies Nela leave Bucharest (with his ashes in a Nescafe jar!) ... Read more
A shy young truckie keeps every weekend free from engagements in case he should be lucky enough to meet, at the Saturday night dance, a nice girl who would never let him down. But all of a sudden two desirable girls, a blonde and a brunette, make advances to him at the same time. He finds he loves ... Read more
A cartoon review of the evolution of ideas. Man invents the seven arts - drawing and sculpture, architecture, theatre, literature, dance, music, and cinema. ... Read more
An animated fairytale, using folkloric ... graphic and musical material, about ... Prince Charming whose beloved is ... kidnapped by the Dragon. ... Read more
Based on Goethe's poem, the film tells the story of the lazy little apprentice who takes advantage of the magic formula to get the broomstick to do his work. ... Read more
The action of the film takes place during the years after the war in a small Rumanian village. In this arid hilly area, where famine ravaged the population and the lack of rain mined all the crops, Prisacaru, an old overseer, enriched by the war, returns to settle in the village. The money he has ... Read more
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 sweetheart was raped in the manor, and the breakup of a marriage in the high society of the gentry ... Read more
The subject matter of the arts today is becoming increasingly concerned with the relationship between the creator and his creation. Through his work, the creator enters into a knowledge of life, of the endless cycle of birth and death, which in turn infuses the work and becomes crystallized there ... Read more
In this cartoon the vain hedgehog is unkind to the other animals in the forest, but he receives his just reward when he gets involved in a difficult situation. ... Read more
The camera exploits the opportunities presented during the building of a dam for creating striking visual effects. ... First Prize, Mamaia Festival; Film Society Award, Cork Festival. ... Read more
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 and merry-makings, a dance of little horses evoking the races at the Roman hippodromes on the third ... Read more
This large scale production deals with Rumanian history during the first half of last last century, and shows the struggle of the people for liberty against the oppressive Boyars and Turks. ... In 1812, Tudor Jadimirescu returns to his name village after vicioriously fighting the Turks in the ... Read more
"A further example of Romanian virtuosity." - Village Voice ... After ten years of marriage, Paul juggles the easy familiarity of his wife and child with the playful passions of his mistress. But a chance meeting in a waiting room brings the three parties together and pushes Paul to make the ... Read more
At the seaside two families experience two extreme situations - as a man fights boredom a woman is lost in the waves. --- D/S Adrian Sitaru P Horea Murgu L Romanian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/16mins ... Read more
he Way I Spent the End of the World won the Prix d'Interpretation (acting award) in Un Certain Regard (Dorotheea Petre). Bucharest 1989; the last year of Stalinist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's reign and the backdrop for Catalin Mitulescu's debut feature, The Way I Spent the End of the World ... Read more
One of the few Rumanian films shown in Australia, When the Mist is Lifting, like Stars, deals with the theme that each person must make a contribution to the prevention of wars. ... The story is set during the Second World War. The young man is dying on the front. Shells are exploding all around ... Read more
Once upon a time there is a king who has three sons. And a king who has three daughters, so no heir. The kings are brothers. A test of courage is arranged to choose which son will inherit the empire. The lot falls on the White Moor, but on his journey a lot more falls on him. A wicked impostor ... Read more
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