For over a decade, Romanian cinema has been a force on the international film scene. This year’s edition of the BFI London Film Festival, Britain’s grandest cinematic showcase, brings to the fore two recent Romanian productions that blew away critics and film lovers alike: Adina Pintilie’s ‘Touch Me Not’ and Radu Jude’s ‘I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians’.
“Touch Me Not” („Nu mă atinge-mă”): Romanian director Adina Pintilie’s Berlin Golden Bear winner is a bold, quietly provocative drama about one woman struggling with her fear of intimacy. More info here.
“I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians” („Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari”): Radu Jude, the celebrated director of ‘Aferim!’, ‘Scarred Hearts’ and ‘The Dead Nation’, returns with another controversial and illuminating foray into the darker side of Romania’s history. More info here.