Tag Archives: Romania

Graduation (Bacalaureat)

Despite some questionable actions, it’s hard not to feel sorry for  Adrian Titieni’s Dr Romeo Aldea in award winning director Cristian Mungiu’s film Graduation (or Bacalaureat as it is known in its native Romania); weighed down by middle age and with only his good reputation to comfort

Aferim!

Since Cristi Puiu’s 2005 breakthrough The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Western European audiences have grown accustomed to seeing a certain kind of film come out of Romania.  They came to be known as the Romanian New Wave, and even the most dedicated skeptic of national