Friday, September 28, 2012

A Communist Past: Romanian Revolution of 1989

By Olivia Maria Hărşan


An amazing series of images taken during the Romanian Revolution of 1989 that eventuated in the execution of the tyrannical communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu and his equally vindictive wife, Elena. Watch the video in it's entirety, it is really worth it.

Warning: Some disturbing images.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Film Still of the Month: Closely Watched Trains/ Ostře sledované vlaky (1966) Jiří Menzel

By Olivia Maria Hărşan

Festival Report: Transilvanian International Film Festival 2012

By Olivia Maria Hărşan

 Florin Piersic

I was lucky enough to meet one of Romania's most renowned theatre and film actors, Florin Piersic, at this year's Transilvanian Film Festival. Piersic was more than happy to pose for a photo and engage in a quick exchange of words in the midst of receiving a considerable amount of attention from press and fans. The actor made a vital appearance at the 'Cinema Florin Piersic' in Cluj, supporting the latest feature directed by his son, Florin Piersic Jr, Killing Time (2012) a minimalist and down-played film that questions the fine line between realism and documentary dramas. An ode to Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992) with strands of extremism reminiscent of Gaspar Noe's oeuvre. Florin Piersic Jr. is bound to continue impressing audiences with his vision.

Trailer: Killing Time

Monday, September 24, 2012