category 1968: 50 Years After




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No Intenso Agora

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23 March, 21:30, Cinema Elvire Popesco

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: lui Alexandru Solomon și a lui Andrei Rus

24 March, 20:00, Cinema Elvire Popesco

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: lui Bernard Guetta


This exceptional film about the passage of time, the ephemeral nature of perfection, and the intensity of youth started from amateur film shot by the director’s mother during a visit to China in 1968 - the year in which in France student movements reclaim Maoism as the religion of equality, in Prague an unexpected spring defrosts the Stalinist monolith, and in Brazil a military dictatorship congeals into a solid iron fist. Echoes of Chris Marker, whose iconic Joli Mai is actually quoted in this compilation film, suggest that this is in fact a meditation on the power of cinema to capture the fleetingness of existence, to show emotional truths unfurl in time, and to stop, even if for only a frame, the inevitable fall from grace to which each of us is fated.

awards and festivals

2017: Berlin IFF

2017: San Sebastián IFF

2017: Cinéma du Réel – Original Music Award, Library Award

2017: DocAviv