Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Film Preview: Carmen (2013) Doru Nițescu

By Olivia Maria Hărşan

Doru Nițescu's film Carmen (2013) is another instance of dramatic brilliance to derive from New Romanian Cinema. The story details the psychological burden of a mother, Mariana (Rodica Lazăr), dealing with her young daughter's, Carmen (Iulia Lupascu), life-threatening illness. In the midst of the tragedy comes another grim depiction of Romania's corrupt health care system - something notoriously highlighted in Cristi Puiu's The Death of Mr Lazarescu (2005). Both actresses have been lauded for their performances, both on a national scale and throughout Europe, and the film has received an array of critical success at the Sarajevo Film Festival in August.

See the film preview here.

Watch the director speak about his film here.

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