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The 5th Annual Romanian Film Series

The Romanian Film Series is a program of the American Romanian Festival and is co-sponsored by UM Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, UMMA and the Romanian Film Center. For more information, please visit www.americanromanianfestival.org.  

2 PM Screening: Reconstruction (Reconstituirea, 1968, Lucian Pintilie, English Subtitles, 100 min), Followed by Q&A with Ramona Uritescu-Lombard, UM Lecturer in German and Comparative Literature. Synopsis: A prosecutor, policemen and teacher bring the students Vuica and Nicu to a restaurant to re-enact their drunken brawl there, and have it filmed to show the effects of alcoholism. Both Horia P?tra?cu's novel and the screenplay (co-authored by P?tra?cu and Pintilie) are closely based on real-life events. The incident was witnessed by P?tra?cu during the early 1960s, and took place in his native town of Caransebe?, shortly before a celebration of August 23 (Communist Romania's national holiday, commemorating the 1944 coup).

4 PM Screening: The Way I Spent the End of the World (Cum mi-am petrecut sfarsitul lumii 2006,Catalin Mitulescu, English Subtitles, 106 min), Followed by Q&A with Ramona Uritescu-Lombard, UM Lecturer in German and Comparative Literature. Synopsis: Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausescu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7-year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime before a disciplinary committee and Eva is expelled from school and transferred to a reformatory establishment. There she meets Andrei, and decides to escape Romania with him. Lalalilu becomes convinced that Ceausescu is the main reason for Eva's decision to leave. So with his friends from school he devises a plan to kill the dictator.

6 PM Screening: Loverboy (2011, Catalin Mitulescu, English Subtitles, 99 min), Followed by Q&A with Ramona Uritescu-Lombard, UM Lecturer in German and Comparative Literature, and Marian Tanau, President, American Romanian Festival. Synopsis: The victims of an economic system where money is scarce but temptations to spend it lurk around every corner, Luca and his friends, all of them small time hoods with nothing to do, are providing girls for pimps who sell them abroad for prostitution. To Luca’s surprise, while still pretending to be a tough guy who rejects any notion of an emotional attachment, he suddenly finds himself strangely affected by one of the girls.

The Romanian Film Series is a program of the American Romanian Festival and is co-sponsored by UM Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, UMMA and the Romanian Film Center. For more information, please visit www.americanromanianfestival.org
Sunday, 20 October, 2013
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

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