Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari

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Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari

I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

Radu Jude
RO/CZ/F/BG/D, 2018
Features, 140min, OmeU

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Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari

Radu Jude
RO/CZ/F/BG/D, 2018
Features, 140min, OmeU

Wed
31
Oct
18:30
Urania
Thu
01
Nov
20:00
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
Cast: 
Ioana Iacob
Alexandru Dabija
Alex Bogdan
Screenplay: 
Radu Jude
Sound: 
Dana Bunescu
Camera: 
Marius Panduru
Editor: 
Catalin Cristutiu
Decoration: 
Iuliana Vilsan

Production: 
Hi Film Productions, Endorfilm, Les Films d’Ici, Klas Film, Komplizen Film
World Sales: 
Beta Cinema
Format: 
DCP
Color

Romanian writer-director Radu Jude confirms his status as one of Europe’s most unpredictable, important and talented filmmakers with his sixth feature-length work, which scooped the top prize – the Crystal Globe – at Karlovy Vary Festival. Bold and rambunctious but executed with intelligent maturity, this is a sprawling interrogation of a particularly dark episode in his country’s history – a genocidal assault upon Jewish and Roma people in 1941 under the direction of Nazi-collaborationist prime minister Ion Antonescu, whose swaggering cabinet speech announcing the policy provides the film with its title. Jude casts the superb Ioana Iacob as a present-day theatre-director commissioned to present a public performance of national-historic interest; when her employers in local government learn that she plans to stage a re-enactment of the 1941 atrocities, alarm bells are quickly sounded. The result is a blackly comic, strikingly erudite and inescapably topical dramatisation of how political and cultural imperatives can messily collide in 21st century Europe. Following Jude’s Berlinale-awarded AFERIM! (2015), SCARRED HEARTS (2016) and THE DEAD NATION (Viennale 2017), this spectacular meta-fictional magnum opus stands as a grand summation of his complex recent themes. (Neil Young)

In the presence of Radu Jude.

Radu Jude: IN FAMILIE (2002, TV-Serie), THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (2009), FILM PENTRU PRIETENI (2011), TOATA LUMEA DIN FAMILIA NOASTRA (2012), SCURT/4: ISTORII DE INIMÃ NEAGRÃ (2014), AFERIM! (2015), SCARRED HEARTS (2016), THE DEAD NATION (2017)