Lucian Pintilie / RO, 1969 / 100 min.
In the second half of the 1960s, Romania appeared to be heading for a more liberal future under Ceausescu. One of the directors who explored the boundaries of artistic freedom was Lucian Pintilie. His wrily-comical Reenactment of 1969 contained veiled criticism of the authorities and was taken out of circulation within a month of the film’s premiere.
Dominique Nasta gives an introduction to the film on 9 January. Nasta is the author of a number of books on Romanian cinema and is is professor in film studies at the Free University of Brussels.
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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.