Riding the Wave: Romania's Latest And Finest

March 28 - April 18, 2014

At the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, the premiere of Cristian Mungiu's FOUR MONTHS, THREE WEEKS AND TWO DAYS set a global spotlight on Romania, where a new generation of directors, now equipped with the tools, education and political freedom to express themselves, were making up for decades of artistic repression by creating brilliant cinema.  The Romanian New Wave defined the latter half of the aughts by churning out about a dozen internationally acclaimed films both before and after Mungiu's tone-setting Palme D'Or, including Cristi Puiu's THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU; Radu Muntean's TUESDAY, AFTER CHRISTMAS; and Corneliu Porumboiu's 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST and POLICE, ADJECTIVE.  The 2013 Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals gave rise to the next set of films by this distinguished group, who are only continuing to expand their scope and artistry.  In this series, we'll see both Mungiu and Porumboiu's latest films: BEYOND THE HILLS and WHEN EVENING FALLS ON BUCHAREST OR METABOLISM, as well as Calin Peter Netzer's CHILD'S POSE, which was written by the Romanian scribe behind FOUR MONTHS, LAZARESCU and several others.  Not only are these the best new films from Romania, they are some of the best films we have seen this year, period--don't miss them while they are in Austin.  This is also a great opportunity to visit your local video store and catch up on these directors splendid filmographies.  As an added bonus, we'll take a look back to the defining film of the wave, with a single screening of FOUR MONTHS, THREE WEEKS AND TWO DAYS, courtesy of Sundance Selects.  Noroc!


Friday, March 28, 8 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2 PM

Seeing a way to reassert control over her adult son's life when he faces manslaughter charges, an affluent Romanian woman sets out on a campaign of emotional and social manipulation to keep him out of prison, navigating the waters of power, corruption and influence. More Info and Tickets>>


Friday, April 4, 8 PM
Sunday, April 6, 7 PM

In this fearless and brilliant story about the cowardice of making art, a director and his lead actress form a complicated relationship off set during the production of their new film. More Info and Tickets>>



Sunday, April 13, 7 PM
Friday, April 18, 7 PM

At an Orthodox convent in rural Romania, two young women's paths and fate cross as they determine who and what forces will determine the shape of their lives. Winner of Best Actress and Best Screenplay at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. More Info and Tickets>>



Tuesday, April 15, 8 PM

Two college students attempt an illegal abortion during the late years of the regime of Romanian dictator Nicolai Ceaucescu. After taking the 2007 Cannes Palme D'Or prize, FOUR MONTHS became the flood gate opener for the brilliant films of the "Romanian New Wave". More Info and Tickets>>

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