Tales from the Golden Age (Amintiri Din Epoca de Aur)

  • 2009
  • Romania, France
  • 2h 11min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu, Cristian Mungiu
  • Cast: Tania Popa, Liliana Mocanu, Teodor Corban
  • Website: www.talesfromthegoldenage.com

A beautifully executed portmanteau box of delights that is the brainchild of Palme D'Or-winning Romanian director Mungiu. These vignettes of everyday life under brutal dictator Ceausescu sensitively combine the inbuilt horror of history with a wry humour and a certain affection for this much sinned-against country to form a smart and accessible whole.

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Tales of the Golden Age (Amintiri Din Epoca De Aur)

21 Oct 20094 stars

Affectionate Romanian cinema

Cristian Mungiu, the Palme D’Or winning Romanian filmmaker of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, would almost certainly find himself in contention with American communications magnate Harold S Geneen’s much quoted belief that ‘We must not be hampered by…

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