Thursday 29 October 2009, at 18.00
Renoir Cinema, The Brunswick, London WC1N 1AW
Tube: Russell Square; Buses: 7, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188
Tickets from www.curzoncinemas.com or Box Office 0871 7033 991
Followed by an extraordinary Q&A session with directors Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Höfer, and Constantin Popescu.
• Tales from the Golden Age
Romania / 2009 / 131 mins / Romanian with English subtitles
Directed by: Cristian Mungiu (Palme d’Or, Cannes 2007), Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Höfer, Constantin Popescu
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”…
‘Tales from the Golden Age’ 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.
The film is composed of several stories connected by the mood, narrative pattern and the details of the historical period: The Legend of the Official Visit, The Legend of the Party Photographer, The Legend of the Chicken Driver, The Legend of the Greedy Policeman, The Legend of the Air Sellers.
See the trailer and find more information, including a blog, on www.talesfromthegoldenage.com.
‘Tales from the Golden Age’ is released in UK cinemas by Trinity on 30 October 2009.
The UK Launch of ‘Tales from the Golden Age’ is organised by Trinity and the Ratiu Foundation, with the support of the Romanian Cultural Centre in London.
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