Film Criticism

Academic film journal publishes articles on different disciplines, cultures and critical perspectives.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 2-3, Winter-Spring

Filmography
Films prior to 1989 100 Lei/100 de lei, Romania, 1973 Color, 95 minutes Director: Mircea Saucan Scriptwriter: Horia Lovinescu Cinematography: Gheorghe Viorel Yodan Music: Richard Oschanitzky Cast: Violeta Andrei, Ilarion Ciobanu,...
In Short(s) about the New Romanian Cinema
At the beginning of the 1990s, the French Institute in Bucharest organized a festival for post-1989 Romanian films. After the screenings, Alex. Leo Serban, one of the most insightful film critics of the New Romanian Cinema, concluded: "... [N]u exista...
Interview with Cristian Mungiu
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] KB: Can you comment on the making of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days ? CM: My film 4 Months went last: a few days to sketch, a few months to do the screenplay. I went fast because there is an energy that goes with a project....
"Lazarescu, Come Forth!": Cristi Puiu and the Miracle of Romanian Cinema
Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch 'entrate! Abandon, all hope ye who enter) --Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy, "The Inferno" A la fin du spectacle tu vas mourir (At the end of the performance you are going to die) --Eugene Ionesco,...
Niki and Dante: Aging and Death in Contemporary Romanian Cinema
1. Introduction How do we relate to everyday life in a problematic past? How do we reconcile a traumatic history with the quotidian present? And, more importantly, how does someone who has little or no direct knowledge of this past relate to it...
Radu Mihaileanu, a New Cinematic Humanism
1. Mihaileanu and Romanian Cinema Radu Mihaileanu occupies a unique position in the history of Romanian cinema. A Romanian Jew who immigrated to France in the 1980s, Mihaileanu repeatedly acknowledged his multiple identities as steps towards becoming...
Re-Ro: Re-Enacted Scripts in and around Alexandru Solomon's the Great Communist Bank Robbery
Take it with a grain of salt: Romania experienced a short period of relative liberalism under Communism. At its peak, the country's then most promising director, Lucian Pintilie, was allowed to shoot and launch his feature film, Reconstituitea (Reenactment)....
Romanian Cinema: From Modernity to Neo-Realism
Cinema was definitely a popular art in Romania before 1989. Adaptations, usually of classical material, were a staple of that cinema, which only proves to what extent, on the one hand, the political regime in place was wary of contemporary subjects...
The 60th Berlin Film Festival-The Anniversary Edition
Set in a Berlin more wintry than in many years, this year's offering of the Berlinale celebrated its 60th birthday with a Retrospective dedicated to previous highlights. The Competition showcased strong films from Eastern Europe and Turkey, a mixed...
The New Romanian Cinema: A Realism of Impressions
1. Realism: interpretations of everydayness A difficult story to tell, in film of otherwise, is the story of everyday life, perhaps because all the ingredients are out there, all the time, a priori and in perpetual waiting. Let us remember that...