A 15-Film Selection of the Landmark Celebrating Auteurs before and after the Romanian New Wave. Films are available to stream in the US along with select additional territories.

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Pororoca
Pororoca
Cristina and Tudor Ionescu have founded a happy family with their two children, Maria and Ilie. But when one of their children disappears, their life changes forever.
Aferim!
Aferim!
A policeman and his son hunt a runaway gypsy slave.
Of Snails And Men
Of Snails And Men
When their factory is threatened with closure, a group of men plan to raise the funds to buy it by selling their sperm.
The Death Of Mr Lazarescu
The Death Of Mr Lazarescu
The Romanian health service is exposed as a sixtysomething borderline alcoholic progresses through the grim reaper’s waiting room.

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema Features

Learning from history
Aferim! director Radu Jude on language, prejudice and seeing the past in the present.
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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Britain's premier factual film festival

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