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Tales from the Golden Age
Tales from the Golden Age
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TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE

Amintiri din epoca de aur

Directed by Hanno Höfer, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioana Uricaru
France, Romania, 2009
Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

Tales from the Golden Age is an unconventional personal history of the late communist period in Romania, told through its urban myths from the perspective of ordinary people. Comic, bizarre, surprising, these myths drew on the often surreal events of everyday life under the communist regime.

Synopsis

Tales from the Golden Age is an unconventional personal history of the late communist period in Romania, told through its urban myths from the perspective of ordinary people. Comic, bizarre, surprising, these myths drew on the often surreal events of everyday life under the communist regime.

Our take

Written by Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days) but directed by five directors from the Romanian New Wave, this portmanteau film takes inspiration from urban legends from the time of Ceaucescu’s Communist regime. The absurdity of the dictatorship is revealed with entertaining brio.