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Tales from the Golden Age
Amintiri din epoca de aur - Cristian Mungiu, Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu
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Roumanie/France - 2009 - 2 h 18 mn - Réalisation : Cristian Mungiu, Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu - Scénario : Christian Mungiu - Image : Oleg Mutu, Alex Sterian, Liviu Marghidan - Montage : Dana Bunescu, Theodora Penciu, Ioana Uricaru - Musique : Hanno Höfer, Laco Jami - Son : Dana Bunescu - Interprétation : Alexandru Potocean, Avram Birau, Alexa Ion Sapdaru, Diana Cavaliotti, Vlad Ivanov -

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Diagonal Mercredi 28 octobre 2009, 20 h 25

'Tales from the Golden Age' shows the final years of the communist era in Romania through the amazing histories of ordinary people. These simultaneously comic, strange and moving urban legends draw inspiration from frequently surrealist daily life when humour was the only way a whole people could survive. They recreate this atmosphere and thus, with delicate touches, form the portrait of a country subjected to the perverse logic of dictatorship.

Cristian Mungiu

Born in Iasi (Romania) in 1968, he studies english and american litterature. Having graduated from the Bucarest Cinema School, from 1994 to 1998 he is assistant director on a dozen feature-lengths, of which, Capitaine Conan (B. Tavernier) or Train de vie (R. Mihaileanu). Freelance reporter, he publishes several novels in litterary magazines and directs short-lengths which are often rewarded (Mariana, 1997 ; The Firemen's Choir, 2000 ; Zapping, 2002). Screen-writer for Tina and her Mother and For City Ends, Occident is his first feature-length film.

Ioana Uricaru

Ioana Uricaru, MFA, is a PhD candidate at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. Ioana was raised and born in Romania, where she lived through her country’s totalitarian regime, the anti-dictatorship popular uprising and the daunting socio-economical transition that followed. She relocated to Los Angeles upon admission to the MFA in Film and Television Production program at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. In 2004 she was also admitted to the School’s PhD program in Critical Studies. Ioana’s goal is to become a college professor and to continue to make films without making compromises.

Hanno Höfer

Born in Timisoara (Roumanie) in 1967. He graduated in 1988 from the Theatre and Film University (section film and TV Direction). Humanitarian Aid (2002) is his sixth short film after Bring Me Your Love (1995), Leap Frog on Oneself (1996), Telephone Call Abroad (1997), A Piece of Sun (1998), On the Other Side (1999, Cine Cinecourt Prize at the Montpellier Festival 2000).

Razvan Marculescu

Constantin Popescu

Born in 1973. Constantin Popescu studied languages and literature in College. He worked for Romanian international radio and has been production assistant on many films, with Lucian Pitilie among others. The Appartment (2004), his first film as both director and writer, was presented in Montpellier. He directed Canton in 2005.