Monday, December 7, 2015
Reception to follow open to all ticket holders!
The third and most ambitious feature to date by Radu Jude (Everybody in Our Family) is a captivating road movie that employs the conventions of the Western to tell an Eastern tale of gypsy slavery. Based on a little-talked-about moment in Romania’s past, this story of a policeman and his son searching for a fugitive in 19th-century southern Romania unfolds with remarkable fluidity, employing gorgeous and crisp black-and-white photography, uniquely archaic-sounding language, a perfect sense of location, and great attention to historical detail. Variety called this period film, which represents Romania in this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race, “an exceptional, deeply intelligent gaze into a key historical period, done with wit as well as anger.” A Big World Pictures Release.