On „Carlos” and „The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaușescu”

I have a new article in Bright Lights Film Journal: „History Moving, Reshaping the Landscape: The Representation of Historical Processes in Carlos and The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaușescu: Olivier Assayas’s Carlos and Andrei Ujică’s The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaușescu had their first public screenings in May 2010, at the Cannes Film Festival, on consecutive days. For all the obvious […]

Cele 50 de filme ale anilor 2010, conform sondajului „Film Comment”. Și lista mea de 10.

Cele 50 de filme ale anilor 2010, conform unui sondaj realizat de Film Comment. Din grupul internațional de critici, curatori și cineaști care au votat (trimițând topuri de 10 filme) am făcut parte și eu. Propunerea mea de clasament a fost: 1. Zama (Lucrecia Martel, Argentine, 2017) 2. First Reformed (Paul Schrader, USA, 2017) 3. […]

Two new books about the New Romanian Cinema

Monica Filimon, Cristi Puiu, University of Illinois Press, 2017; László Strausz, Hesitant Histories on the Romanian Screen, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.   Monica Filimon’s Cristi Puiu is the first book in English about the film director and writer who did more than anyone else to redefine Romanian cinema in the 2000s. An assistant professor of English […]

Notes on Harun Farocki’s and Andrei Ujică’s „Videograms of a Revolution” (1992)

This is based on notes for a talk given at Stanford University, at the invitation of Assistant Professor Srdan Keca from the Department of Art & Art History, in his Archival cinema class, in October 2017. Background: Romania in the state socialist era (1947-1989) At the end of World War II, Romania – just like […]