Film Series

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema

 
 
Nov 26—Dec 2, 2018
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Part of Film 2018

Co-presented by the Romanian Film Initiative and BAM

The extraordinary Romanian cinema renaissance continues as seen in the 13th edition of this annual showcase. This year’s program celebrates a new wave of films by women directors, including a Golden Bear-winning exploration of intimacy and desire; a groundbreaking gay love story; and documentaries that confront Romania’s turbulent 20th century. In addition, the festival highlights the darkly satirical work of internationally acclaimed auteur Radu Jude, whose career-long concerns with Jewish identity and the darkest chapters of Romanian history crescendo in his latest tour-de-force, “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians.”


 
PAST EVENTS
Touch Me Not
Film
Touch Me Not
 

A bold, Golden Bear-winning exploration of intimacy, identity, and desire.

Mon, Nov 26, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
Free Dacians
Film
Free Dacians
 

Discover how an ancient culture and mythology live on in modern-day Romania.

Tue, Nov 27, 2018
US PREMIERE
 
 
Licu
Film
Licu, A Romanian Story
 

A poignant reflection on the last century of Romanian history as experienced by one man.

Tue, Nov 27, 2018
US PREMIERE
 
 
Moon Hotel Kabul
Film
Moon Hotel Kabul
 

One of Romania’s most innovative directors returns with a multilayered, puzzlebox mystery.

Wed, Nov 28, 2018
US PREMIERE
 
 
The Distance Between Me and Me
Film
The Distance Between Me and Me
 

A look at a communist poet’s lifelong struggle to reconcile artistic and political ideals.

Wed, Nov 28, 2018
SNEAK PEEK
 
 
Soldiers
Film
Soldiers: A Story From Ferentari
 

Unexpected romance blossoms in Bucharest in this tender, offbeat gay love story.

Thu, Nov 29, 2018
US PREMIERE
 
 
I don't care if we go down as barbarians
Film
“I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians”
 

Radu Jude’s latest is an explosive, audacious satire of historical whitewashing.

Fri, Nov 30, 2018
 
 
The Dead Nation
Film
The Dead Nation
 

Still photographs tell the shattering story of Jewish persecution in 1930 and 40s Romania.

Sat, Dec 1, 2018
 
 
The Happiest Girl in the World
Film
The Happiest Girl in the World
 

Radu Jude’s feature debut is a ruthlessly barbed satire of hollow capitalist opportunism.

Sat, Dec 1, 2018
 
 
Scarred Hearts
Film
Scarred Hearts
 

A mordantly funny microcosm of 1930s Romanian society set in a sanitarium.

Sat, Dec 1, 2018
 
 
Everybody in our Family
Film
Everybody in Our Family
 

An epic portrait of family dysfunction, at once savagely realistic and darkly satirical.

Sun, Dec 2, 2018
 
 
Aferim
Film
Aferim!
 

A scathingly funny, revisionist western-style odyssey through 19th-century Romania.

Sun, Dec 2, 2018