Since forming in 1998, One World Film Festival has presented a variety of free films each year in the community that embody the belief that film can present issues of culture, society, ethnicity, gender and politics in ways that encourage creative thinking about complex social situations. The films are shown at a variety of venues and are often followed with discussions about the issues brought up in the films. All films are free and open to the public. For more information on the festival, which takes place Feb. 10 – March 14 this year, please visit www.oneworldfilmfestival.org.
Tales From The Golden Age
Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioana Uricaru, Directors
Romania, 2009 (Not Rated)
Romanian with subtitles (155 min.)
Sunday February 24, 2:00PM
Lexington Public Library Central Library Theater
The final 15 years of the Ceausescu regime were the worst in Romania’s history. Nonetheless, the propaganda machine of that time referred without fail to that period as “the golden age”… Tales from the Golden Age adapts for screen the most popular urban myths of the period. Comic, bizarre, surprising myths abounded, myths that drew on the often surreal events of everyday life under the communist regime. Humor is what kept Romanians alive, and Tales From The Golden Age aims to re-capture that mood, portraying the survival of a nation having to face every day the twisted logic of a dictatorship.