I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS...
I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS
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2018 Oscar® Selection, Romania
Mariana is a young theater director working to stage a production about the ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front of 1941, in which Romanian soldiers executed 10,000 Jews. As tempers flare in rehearsals and city officials ramp up the pressure to tone down the portrayal of the massacre, Mariana must ask herself if she is willing to compromise her art in order for the show to go on. As slyly humorous as it is politically layered, Radu Jude's (AFERIM!) powerful story evokes the old adage of not forgetting one's past lest it be tragically repeated. Winner, Crystal Globe for Best Film, 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. DIR/SCR Radu Jude; PROD Ada Solomon. Romania/Germany/Bulgaria/France/Czech Republic, 2018, color, 140 min. In Romanian with English subtitles. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.