"I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians." These words, spoken in the Council of Ministers of the summer of 1941, started the ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front. The film attempts to comment on this statement.
Mara, a young Romanian woman, has just moved to the US with Dragos, her 9-year-old son, marrying Daniel, an American she has met only a few months ago. The film follows her through a series... See full summary »
Democracy comes back to Chile during the summer of 1990. In an isolated community, Sofía (16), Lucas (16) and Clara (10), face their first loves and fears, while preparing for New Year's ... See full summary »
After being the sole unfortunate witness of a domestic quarrel that ends up in a murder, Patrascu finds himself at odds with two very close neighbors: one is the bizarre murderer, the other one his very own conscience.
Insolent, spontaneous, funny. Pamela, a young Roma, is different from other girls in her community. A single mother, she lives with her grandmother and her little girl in a small hut where ... See full summary »
Petru, a drilling engineer living in a community of oil industry workers, has a conflict. On the one hand he is about to get married to his pregnant girlfriend, Laura, and on the other he ... See full summary »
Vlada works as a truck driver during the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999. Tasked with transporting a mysterious load from Kosovo to Belgrade, he drives through unfamiliar territory, trying ... See full summary »
Petru is a professor of mathematics at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest and leads a carefree life. He's in an open relationship with Irina, who overlooks that he sleeps with other ... See full summary »
YET TO RULE is a surrealist drama about a 40-year-old criminal court judge with a dying father, an unhappy marriage and petty cases to solve, shown as struggle between ANDI, the animal within, and K, his rational side.
Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research project about intimacy. On the fluid border between reality and fiction, Touch Me Not follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tómas and Christian, offering a deeply empathic insight into their lives.
"All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," wrote Leo Tolstoy. "Give me a T!" recently said a cheerleader. What's in a name, other that vanity? Alice T. could be your daughter or your distant niece or your high school crush. That is the key to this beautiful cinematographic masterwork: it is about you and yours.
The movie is carried by Andra Guti and Mihaela Sirbu. The young and beautiful Ms. Guti is showing it all: her inexperience, her mischievousness and her genuine joy of life. Rarely one can witness the cruel effects of socially unacceptable conditions on apparently defenseless youth. And then the Mother of all people - especially yours and mine - the Mother who is always ready to defend us all and heal us all, the pinnacle of parental love, masterfully portrayed by Ms. Sirbu in a post-impressionist manner. I cannot explain why I love Cezanne and I cannot explain why I love Mihaela Sirbu but they made such an impression on me.
Yes, the movie is dirty: lots of blood and lots of lies. But you have women in your life and they bleed and you still love them. Sometimes even more. As for lying, that is an expertise equally shared by men and women, teenagers and seniors, philosophers and politicians. So go see it and let the story swirl you in. You are up for unexpected rewards.
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