BIFF 2020
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Uppercase Print

Romania/ 2020/ 2 t. 8 min.
LANGUAGE:
rumensk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Şerban Pavlu, Alexandru Potocean, Ioana Iacob, Bogdan Zamfir, Valcu Silvian
DIRECTOR:
Radu Jude
WRITER:
Radu Jude, Gianina Carbunariu
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Marius Panduru
PRODUCER:
Ada Solomon
In Nicolae Ceauşescu’s Romania, the cooking shows and the secret police had the same job

In UPPERCASE PRINT documentary theatre and Romanian 80s television are juxtaposed to reveal the authoritarian strategies of Nicolae Ceauşescu’s dictatorship. Centering on the story of political activist Mugur Calinescu, who in 1981 scribbled a series of anti-government slogans in the city of Botosani, the film examines the interplay between state-owned television and the infamous secret police Securitate. Once again turning his eye towards Romanian history, Radu Jude presents a haunting Brechtian critique of authoritarianism.

Radu Jude

Radu Jude (Romania) Selected filmography: I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS (BIFF 2018), THE DEAD NATION (2017), SCARRED HEARTS (2016), AFERIM! (BIFF 2015), EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY (2012), THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (2009)