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From The KimStim Collection
Tales from the Golden Age

A film by Cristian Mungiu, Iona Maria Uricaru, Hanno Hofer, Razvan Marculescu & Constantin Popescu

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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 1980s 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.

"Its true subject is resilience." -J. Hoberman, Village Voice

"There are moments…that conjure a maniacal Chaplinesque verve." -Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection - Cannes International Film Festival

141 minutes / Color
Romanian / English subtitles
Release: 2014
Copyright: 2009

For individual consumers (home video)

This DVD is sold for private, home use only.

Subject areas:
Cinema Studies, Eastern Europe, KimStim Collection

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