a film by Cristian Mungiu, Iona Maria Uricaru, Hanno Hofer, Razvan Marculescu & Constantin Popescu
Runtime: 141 mins
Subtitles: optional English subtitles
Conceived and scripted by Palme d’Or winner Cristian Mungiu
(4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days), Tales From The Golden Age is a funny, poignant and surreal portrait of 1980’s Romania. Shot with tremendous style and spirit, the film brilliantly re-captures the mood of an era where undertones of fear, corruption and imprisonment where never far away and where the humor of ordinary citizens played a vital role in facing up to the idiotic logic of the dictatorship.
To warm and often hilarious effect, Mungiu employs Romania’s top young directors to combine several urban legends to portray a time during which food was more important than money, freedom more important than love and survival more important than principles.
Director: Cristian Mungiu, Iona Maria Uricaru,
Hanno Hofer, Razvan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu
“Its true subject is resilience. ”
—J. Hoberman, Village Voice
“There are moments…that conjure a maniacal Chaplinesque verve.”
—Stephen Holden, The New York Times
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