Tuesday 27 April 2010
19.00, Cinéphilia West, 171 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RS; Tel. 020 7792 4433
Nearest Tube station: Notting Hill Gate. www.cinephilia.co.uk
Tickets: Free to Cinéphilia Club members, otherwise £5 on the door.
Special Contest for the benefit of all comrade film-lovers: Win an Invitation for Two and a Film Book!
You could win an invitation for two at the Cinéphilia West screening of ‘Tales from the Golden Age’ if you answer to the following question:
What are the names of director Cristian Mungiu’s feature films?
For your chance to win an extra prize, the well-informed ‘Cinema of the Balkans’ edited by Dina Iordanova (Wallflower Press, 2006), name the director of ’12:08 East of Bucharest’, the 2006 winner of the Camera d’Or award at Cannes.
Send your replies by Thursday 22 April 2010 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to include in your message your FULL NAME and a TELEPHONE NUMBER where we can contact you. The winners will be selected through a raffle from all the correct answers received by the end of 22 April 2010, and will be notified in writing at the e-mail address provided.
• Tales from the Golden Age (12A)
Romania / 2009 / Romanian with English subtitles. Written by Cristian Mungiu. Directed by Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioana Uricaru
‘Tales from the Golden Age’ is a funny, poignant and surreal portrait of 1980s Romania. 2009 marked 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the momentous events which unfolded across Eastern Europe as people took to the streets in public revolt which broke down the Communist regimes, including Ceausescu’s much feared dictatorship. The final 15 years of the Ceausescu regime were the worst in Romania’s history. Nonetheless, the propaganda machine of that time referred without fail to that period as “the golden age”…
The film adapts for screen the most popular urban myths of the period. Comic, bizarre, surprising myths abounded, myths that drew on the often surreal events of everyday life under the communist regime.
‘Tales from the Golden Age’ is made of 6 episodes:
• The Legend of the Official Visit
• The Legend of the Party Photographer
• The Legend of the Zealous Activist
• The Legend of the Chicken Driver
• The Legend of the Greedy Policeman
• The Legend of the Air Sellers
The screening will be followed by an informal discussion on contemporary Romanian cinema.
Organised by Cinéphilia West. With the support of Trinity and the Ratiu Foundation / Romanian Cultural Centre.