January 22, 2008

It's cold. Stay home and watch a film. From Romania.

It's officially cold now in Chicago. The city that is full of cultural festivals and life on the streets in the summer is keeping warm indoors. There is, of course, always a vibrant film life in the theaters. But if it gets even a bit too cold to go out at all, there's plenty of films to find for yourself.

I just saw an interesting multimedia showcase of the current crop of outstanding Romanian films, on the New York Times website, by A.O. Scott. The review is a great introduction to some of the better international films being produced. Check it out here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/01/18/magazine/20080120_ROMANIAN_FEATURE.html#

1 comment:

marius said...

Since i've seen all of them, i would highly recommend east of bucharest an california dreaming...the death of mr lazarescu and 4,3,2 might be nice...for a foreigner's eye,no offence, but for me is just another reality movie... if you can find it, watch Filantropica. I'm sure you'll love it. All the best!