The Romanians: 30 Years of Cinema Revolution

3/27/2020 | 7:00 PM


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Jude’s international breakthrough is a picaresque odyssey through 19th-century Romania, which tackles one of the most shameful episodes in the country’s history: the enslavement of the Roma people. As a bounty hunter and his son scour the mountains for a fugitive slave, they are thrown into a series of encounters by turns scathingly funny and horrifying. Stunningly shot in glimmering, widescreen black and white, Aferim!plays like a classic western spring-loaded with cutting social commentary. (Radu Jude, Romania, 2015, 108 min.) In Romanian with English subtitles

“Shot in richly toned, wide-screen black and white, Aferim!looks like an elegant exercise in period playacting. But it casts a fierce, revisionist eye on the past, finding the cruelty and prejudice that lie beneath the pageantry.” (A. O. Scott, The New York Times)

The Romanians: 30 Years of Cinema Revolution

A retrospective initiated by the Making Waves Film Festival & Cinema Projects

Originated at Film Forum New York (Nov 15-26, 2019)

Produced by Corina Șuteu and Oana Radu

Curated by Mihai Chirilov, Corina Șuteu, and David Schwartz (Cinema Projects)

With the support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Romanian Filmmakers Union, Dacin Sara and the Romanian National Film Center, Blue Heron Foundation and numerous individual donors