Friday, May 04, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
Facets Cinematheque, Chicago, IL
New 35mm print!
"Reenactment (1970) stands among the exemplary works of its region and time. Subtle, difficult and brave, it represents a powerful statement of artistic honesty in a culture of official lies and evasions"
-New York Times
After two friends drunkenly injure a waiter, the police force them to recreate their crime for an "educational" film—with disastrous results. Immediately banned in communist Romania, Reenactment is one of the key films of the Romanian cinema (voted best Romanian film of all time by 40 Romanian film critics) and stands among the exemplary works of its region and time.
Directed by Lucian Pintilie, Romania, 1969, 35mm, 106 mins. In Romanian with English subtitles.
Facets Film Dialogue
Thomas Pavel, Distinguished Service Professor in Romance Languages and Literature, Comparative Literature, the Committee on Social Thought, Fundamentals, and Creative Writing at the University of Chicago will be here to introduce the 7 pm screening of Reenactment on Friday, May 4th.