The case of a Romanian teenager whose graffiti messages against the Ceausescu regime spiraled into a personal and political tragedy is inventively retold through reenactment and archival footage. Gianina Cărbunariu’s “documentary play” forms one half of Radu Jude’s film as actors recite transcripts of interrogations and intercepted phone calls while a variety of newscasts, folk songs, and other assorted televised propaganda interrupts the scene. The story of 17 year old Mugur Calinescu is almost comically absurd yet Uppercase Print is a chilling example of the extremes to which a faltering authoritarian government will go to stifle dissent and abuse its power. (Radu Jude, Romania, 2020, 128 min.) In Romanian with English subtitles
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