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Duios Anastasia trecea

Alexandru Tatos Romania, 1979

francisca bacon's rating of the film Gently Was Anastasia Passing

Ok, so this is highly romanticized Romanian Antigone, with elements of propaganda. Anastasia does not bury her consanguine brother, but someone who is her family under an expanded notion of brotherhood – a victim of tyranny and infamous murder, hailing from the borderless clan of the oppressed . Perhaps I should stop here. But the interesting part is what the film does to compensate for the shameful death of the