I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari

Romania/Czech Republic/France/Bulgaria/Germany, 2018, 140 min, Colour

Some people view the Romanian army’s mass murder of Jews in Odessa in 1941 as the start of the Holocaust. A statement by then prime minister Antonescu gives the title to this deftly structured political drama. Idealistic theatre director Mariana is working on an outdoor play based on the events referred to above. A nerve-wracking process in which she has to deal with extras refusing to work with Roma actors and local public officials seeking to sanitise the production. The present proves closer to the past than Mariana would like.

CREDITS

Director:

Radu Jude

Producer:

Ada Solomon

Cinematography:

Marius Panduru

Editing:

Cătălin Cristuțiu

Sound:

Dana Bunescu

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Radu Jude (b. 1977, Bucharest, Romania). Selected filmography: The Tube with a Hat (2006, short), Alexandra (2007, short), The Happiest Girl in the World (Cea mai fericită fată din lume, 2009), Film for Friends (Film pentru prieteni, 2011, medium-length), Everybody in Our Family (Toată lumea din familia hoastră, 2012), Shadow of a Cloud (O umbra de nor, 2013, short), It Can Pass Through the Wall (Trece şi prin perete, 2014, short), Aferim! (2015), Scarred Hearts (Inimi cicatrizate, 2016), The Dead Nation (Țara moartă, 2016, doc.)

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

United States, 2019, OSCAR Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film

OSCAR Academy Awards, United States 2019 - Best Foreign Language Film

Canada, 2018, TIFF, Toronto,

TIFF, Toronto, Canada 2018 -

Czech Republic, 2018, Karlovy Vary IFF, Crystal Globe & Label Europa Cinemas

Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech Republic 2018 - Crystal Globe & Label Europa Cinemas

Portugal, 2019, IndieLisboa , Winner Silvestre Award

IndieLisboa , Portugal 2019 - Winner Silvestre Award

Netherlands, 2019, IFFR Rotterdam ,

IFFR Rotterdam , Netherlands 2019 -

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