The special screening of Marian Crişan’s taut, suspenseful tale of a family taking over the management of a remote mountain guest-house and restaurant, only to fall foul of local gangsters. The film benefits from superior performances – particularly Hatházi’s understated turn as Lucian, stubbornly striving to hang on to his dignity and dreams of starting anew. Oleg Mutu’s typically excellent camerawork and Cristian Lolea’s score add to the mood of brooding menace.
The event is part of the 'Revolution in Realism: The New Romanian Cinema' season at BFI Southbank and will conclude with a Q&A session with composer Cristian Lolea.
Romania, 2015 I Dir. Marian Crişan I Based on 'Moara cu noroc' by Ioan Slavici I With András Hatházi, Rodica Lazǎr, Zsolt Bogdán I 93minI Digital. EST I UK Premiere
The 'Revolution in Realism' film season (2-30 June 2016) is organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI).
For the full programme of the season, see: film.icr-london.co.uk