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I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

 

 

Original title:
Imi este indiferent daca in istorie vom intra ca barbari
Slovenian title:
Vseeno mi je, če bomo v zgodovino zapisani kot barbari
Section:
KINGS & QUEENS

Country, year:
Romania, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Czech Rep., 2018
Length:
140

Directed by:
Radu Jude

Screenplay:
Radu Jude
Cinematography:
Marius Panduru
Music:
/
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
Romanian
Voting code:
/
Cast:
Ioana Iacob (Mariana), Alexandru Dabija (Movilă), Alex Bogdan (Traian), Ilinca Manolache (Oltea), Serban Pavlu (Stefan), Ion Rizea (Alexianu), Claudia Ieremia (podžupanja)
Awards:
Karlovy Vary 2018 (Best Film)


DateHourLocation 
Sun, 11.11.2018 21:00 Kosovel Hall
Thu, 15.11.2018 11:00 Kinodvor Cinema
Fri, 16.11.2018 15:00 Linhart Hall

Deli povezavo
Description:
Rumanian auteur Radu Jude explores Romania's complicity in the destruction of European Jews. Winner of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival's Grand Prix.

An idealistic theatre director is commissioned to stage a grand outdoor historical pageant. She is expected to celebrate the Romanian victory on the Eastern Front, but Mariana has other plans - she bases the pageant on a notorious wartime massacre. This slowly unfolding film ingeniously updates Hannah Arendt's incisive work on the banality of evil. It demonstrates that committing brutal acts is not the only path to barbarism, for even a mere stunted conscience is enough to lead a person to it.

"Thinking about our dark history makes one look back with the horrified gaze of Walter Benjamin's angel of history, whose "face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet." (Radu Jude)


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