Tuesday, After Christmas (2010; Dir.: Radu Muntean) GRADE: B+ By Mike Dub Paul, the main character in Radu Muntean’s solemn drama Tuesday, After Christmas, has a problem that a million other characters have had throughout the history of film: he is a married family man who has fallen into […]
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007; Dir.: Cristian Mungiu) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes The first film in our Romanian New Wave festival was Corneliu Porumboiu’s low-key comedy 12:08 East of Bucharest, in which several men debate the existence of a “revolution” in their small town, […]
The second film in our Romanian New Wave festival will be Christian Mungiu’s Palme d’Or-winning drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, which is available to stream on Netflix Instant. Check out the trailer below and look for a Daniel Barnes review of the film on Monday, […]
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006;Dir.: Corneliu Porumboiu) Grade: B+ by Mike Dub Corneliu Porumboiu’s 12:08 East of Bucharest opens on an early morning in a provincial Romanian town on December 22, 2005 – 16 years to the day after Nicolae Ceausescu abdicated his tyrannical rule. The sun begins to […]
Check out the trailer for the first film in our Romanian New Wave festival, 12:08 East of Bucharest, and read Mike Dub’s review on Thursday.
By Mike Dub The term Romanian New Wave has already become somewhat problematic. A movement that is largely overlooked in its home country (at least, if box office numbers are to be believed), the label serves to codify a handful of young directors who have emerged on the […]