Highlights of Romanian Cinema

Friday, November 7, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, November 8, 2014 (All day)
Still from 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
This introduction to Romanian cinema features a selection of films that depict stories from an epoch marked by dictatorship and censorship at all levels: social, political, artistic and beyond. November 7, 4 - 10pm. November 8, 9am - 5pm. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Coppola Theatre
Cinema Department
Cinema Department
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Selections include: Lucian Pintilie’s Reenactment/Reconstituirea (1968), Alexandru Tatos’ Sequences/Secvente (1982), Nae Caranfil’s E Pericoloso Sporgersi (1993), Catalin Mitulescu’s How I Spent the End of the World (2005) and Cristian Mungiu’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), winner of the Palme D’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

The selected films illustrate the comparisons and contrasts in the aesthetic of the films produced entirely through state funding before the 1989 fall of the communist regime.

This event is also a one-unit course taught by Steve Kovacs, professor and chair of Cinema at SF State, and Florentina Mocanu Schendel.