category Past Present

V.O.

Romanian

subtitles

English

producer

Jules et Films

Original Title

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Licu, o poveste românească

full program

23 March, 20:30, Cinemateca Eforie

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizoarei Ana Dumitrescu și a protagonistului Licu

25 March, 18:30, Cinemateca Eforie

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizoarei Ana Dumitrescu și a protagonistului Licu

synopsis

Licu witnessed over nine decades of Romanian history - as troubled, confusing, and invariably indifferent to the fate of ordinary people as it has been. Marginal to all great events, Licu is simply the hero of his own story: a charming retiree with a gift for turning a phrase and a warm and surprisingly youthful demeanor, untouched by the cynicism of old age, Licu weaves his story in the interstices of our national history. Directed, shot, and edited by Ana Dumitrescu, whose presence is felt in every frame of Licu’s familiar home, this intimate and stylized documentary unfolds in a cinematic black and white that lifts the banality found in history at the level of art.

awards and festivals

2017: DOK Leipzig – Golden Dove Award

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