Tales from the Golden Age (Amintiri din epoca de aur) (12A)

A portmanteau film chronicling the absurdity of Romanian life during its communist past, by the rising star of European cinema, Cristian Mungiu

30 October 2009 - 5 November 2009
Frobisher Auditorium 2

Standard - 7.50 online (9.50 full price) / Barbican Members - 6.50 online (7.50 full price) / Concessions 7.50 / Under 15 4.50 / 5.50 all screenings on Mondays

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What critics said...

'A portmanteau collection of cine-sketches about life under their hated regime  - bulging with scorn, surrealism and gallows humour.' - The Guardian

'Though Mungiu's presumed two shorts have the most individual feel, the other helmers - Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Hoefer, Razvan Marculescu and Constantin Popescu, all feature novices - show a plethora of styles within the so-called "Romanian New Wave." Their youth and talent should allay fears that the country's film explosion is incapable of hitting a broad range of notes, and offer hope that more mainstream, home-grown offerings can spur cinema building within Romania.' - Variety


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