Bucharest 1989 – The last year of Ceausescu’s dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7-year-old brother Lalalilu. She is 17 years old, very attractive and caught up in the turmoil of falling in love for the first time while struggling to come of age. Eva has a secret dream she shares only with her brother : escaping from Romania and travelling the world. Lalalilu is devastated at the idea of losing his sister. With Tarzan and Silvica, his best friends from school, he devises a secret plan to kill the dictator so that Eva can stay and live in a free country. —Cannes Film Festival
Cătălin Mitulescu (born January 13, 1972 in Bucharest) is a Romanian film director. He graduated from the UNATC in Bucharest in 2001.
He is best known for the short film Trafic (Romanian for “traffic”), which won him the Short Film Palme d’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and for the debut feature The Way I Spent the End of the World (Romanian: Cum mi-am petrecut sfârşitul lumii), which was screened at the 2006 festival. —Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What a charming, beautiful film! An impressive, ambitious debut from Mitulescu. His visual style is more formalistic than other Romanian New Wave films I've seen but it works well in this film. This film is more involved than distant, showing the struggles of both living under a dictatorship and growing up with equal grace. I loved it.