Mircea Saucan / RO, 1973 / 97 min.
Two brothers, two different characters, conflict: tensions also exist in families under Socialism. Director Mircea Saucan depicts the rebellion of young Petre as a symbolic revolt against the stifling climate in Romania under the regime of Nicolae Ceausescu.
Mircea Saucan (1928-2003) is one of the “forefathers” of the Romanian New Wave, together with directors like Alexandru Tatos and Lucian Pintilie. Eye now screens the restored director”s cut of 100 Lei.
ENG or NLD
No films were made in Romania at all in 2000. Twenty years later, films by Romanian directors premiere all over the world and the Romanian New Wave has found its rightful place in film history.