Friday, January 25, 2008

A.O. Scott on the Romanian New Wave

New York Times critic A.O. Scott has recorded several pieces on films coming out of Romania, called Romanian Cinema Rising, in light of the current hype surrounding Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days.

Iaon Fiscuteanu in Cristi Puiu's 2006 The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

The films analyzed include Mungiu's 4 Weeks, Cristi Puiu's brilliant The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Corneliu Porumboiu's 12:08 East of Bucharest (which I am still kicking myself for missing at last year's RiverRun Film Festival), Cristian Nemescu's California Dreamin', and Radu Muntean's as yet unreleased The Paper Will Be Blue.

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