Programs and Tours
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.
1 PM Screening: Morgen (2010, Marian Crisan, English Subtitles, 100 min), Followed by Q&A with Ramona Uritescu-Lombard, UM Lecturer in German and Comparative Literature.
Nelu, a man in his forties, works as a security guard at a supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border. This is the place where many illegal emigrants try to cross, by any means possible, to Hungary and then further to Western Europe. One morning, Nelu will fish something different out of the river: a Turkish man trying to cross the border. Not able to communicate verbally, the two men will somehow understand each other. Nelu takes the stranger to the farmhouse, gives him some dry clothes, food and shelter. He doesn’t really know how to help this stranger. The Turkish man gives Nelu all the money he has on him so he will help him cross the border. Eventually, Nelu takes the money and promises he will help him cross the border tomorrow, “Morgen.”
3 PM Screening:Summer Holiday (Boogie, 2008, Radu Muntean, English Subtitles, 102 min)
On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of them of their most glorious drinking trips and sexual escapades of their younger days. Frustrated that, between his job and his family, time is no longer his to manage and play with, Boogie now takes his shock dosage of freedom and spends a night to tick off all the items on the map of his youth (drinking, games, flirting, prostitutes). In the morning, after the disillusionment of the remake he experiences with his former friends, he returns to his wife.
5 PM Screening:Beyond the Hills (Dupa Dealuri, 2012, Cristian Mungiu, English Subtitles, 150 min)
'Beyond the Hills' is the third feature from Romanian director Cristian Mungiu and his first since winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2007 for 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days. Alina and Voichita are two young women in their mid-twenties. Old friends who grew up together in an orphanage, they reunite over a weekend. Alina has come back to Romania from Germany and wants Voichita to return with her. But Voichita is reluctant to leave the monastery where she lives with a dozen other women and a lone priest believing she’s found a cure for crippling loneliness, God.
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, 27 October, 2013
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of MichiganMuseum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354