Liviu Ciulei / RO, 1957 / 99 min.
An oil field is the scene of torrential passion: this impressive debut mixes Soviet formalism with 1950s Hollywood noir and melodrama. The Eruption is a forgotten masterpiece which has rarely been screened outside Romania since 1989.
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.