Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Reception to follow open to all ticket holders!
Vasile Potop is a movie theater manager in post-1989 Romania. The economy is down, audiences have abandoned moviegoing for television news, and Vasile’s home life is brimming with tedium and disgust. He feels happy only when locked in his office with Stela, the cinema cashier—but even that doesn’t last long. All around him, people are trying to make a quick buck by devising grotesque business schemes—including his wife, who plans to sell their soon-to-be-born baby. And we’re not even halfway through this anarchic gig. Intimate Bed is artistic indignation at its best, satire that cuts to the bone and beyond. Daneliuc’s delirious, cynical film is the most accurate portrayal of the messy transitions in Romanian society of the 1990s.