Tag Archives: Romanian New Wave

Fall of the Wall: Movies on Life Behind the Iron Curtain

The clip above shows Peter Gabriel performing in Berlin yesterday, at the 25th anniversary of the infamous Wall’s demise. It was a festive occasion, with appearances by among others Mikhail Gorbachev and Lech Walesa, highlighted by the “Lichtgrenze” installation, lit balloons marking the original path of the Berlin Wall. Watching the balloons rise into the … Continue reading Fall of the Wall: Movies on Life Behind the Iron Curtain

Death of Mr. Lazarescu: System Failure

  Many of the films that were part of the so-called Romanian New Wave looked back on life during Nicolae Ceauşescu’s reign, but some of them were set later. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, one of the most prominent films of the era, aims to portray the sense of community and humanity in the country post-Communism … Continue reading Death of Mr. Lazarescu: System Failure

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days: Surviving the Age of Ceauşescu

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR A FRIEND?   It started with the idea of making a satirical movie about life in Communist Romania. As the project grew, director Cristian Mungiu began to focus on a real-life story that he had heard many years ago and still affected him deeply. The final results became a … Continue reading 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days: Surviving the Age of Ceauşescu