U.S. Premiere! Director Tom Wilson in person!
The less one knows about this clever and disturbing film (or documentary?), the better. Directed by first-timer Tom Wilson, a British journalist living in Bucharest, The București Experiment daringly explores what really happened in 1989, when Romania suffered a coup d’état. The secret police knew about it and had time to prepare for the big change, setting in motion an experiment in psychological engineering. Following a participant to the experiment and his former partner (who used to be a famous pop singer), Wilson goes way beyond any expectations in the way he actually interrogates the transition from Communism to Capitalism. It's true, he plays a dangerous game with the audience, but to say why he wins would mean to spoil the startling revelations of his film.