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  1. Victor Morosoff's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

  2. Matthew Martens's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    Alternately grinding and spellbinding.

  3. saitosouta's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    At first watching, I notice this movie is constructed with found-footage & lack of any explanation. So, After studying about age of Ceausescu & seeing New Wave films, I re-watch and impressed with Highly matter-of fact, impressively chronological 3h documentary. Ostensibly propaganda of Ceausescu depicted, gradually something ominous appears. Finally, this movie questions me "What in the world was Ceausescu?"

  4. Andrew Miller's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    I found this utterly compelling-- the lack of commentary allows the images to speak to us, and to each other.

  5. crnstsc's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    patience is mandatory; the length might (/will) cause great frustration

  6. fearraigh's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    Stunning. One of the best films of recent years. Engrossing from start to finish, Ujica's 'silent' aesthetic fills your head with thoughts and ambiguities. Yet another great Romanian movie.

  7. Josh Frye's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    Interesting, but a bit too long for the content. Less singing probably.

  8. Zac Weber's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    Tedious in length, but fulfills the expectations of its title - creating a visual, archival recreation of Nicolae Ceaușescu's rise and fall. The film is quite useful when trying to understand political culture and the manipulation of media. Nonetheless, it was interesting to learn 66% of Romanians would still vote for Ceaușescu, according to opinion polls held in 2014.

  9. ihor's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    A documentary of pure stock footage inside the vainglory,and farcical repetitious public affairs of a communist era dictator. Broader history occasional peaks in and fascinates, but the greater interest though is in trying to unpack the psychology of Ceausecu, and more broadly the psychology of individuals with an abusive amount of power. Still the repetition often drags on and tests patience to frustration.

  10. msmichel's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    Culled from both state sanctioned and private footage Ujica's film looks at the propagandistic images of Nicolae Ceausescu's rule of Romania from 1965 through 1989 (proclaimed president in '74). But even in these images one can see the faintest hint of the truth beneath which makes for fascinating viewing. Some sequences are awe inspiring in their 'Zelig' like nature as the dictator is accepted around the world.

  11. Max Seqgar's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    The idea of the stock-footage-based documentary is excellent (albeit some context guidance would have helped). The historical showcase of dicatorship-in-process is really something (Venezuela anyone?); although seems there are clears gaps on the story been told, hinting at how Dis-Information can also be a bias in history documentation.

  12. marcorenton's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    With just a brief knowledge of the Ceausescu-era in Romania I found this hard to watch. As no comment whatsoever is given throughout the documentary, it's missing any context. And therefore becoming a collection of clips that are without any meaning.

  13. Șean cel Mare's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    Once again disappointed...Just once, I would like to find a film her the Mubi actually has available for viewing...

  14. TheBigCombo's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    Magistralmente articulada y libre de cualquier efectismo y afectación, esta mirada sobre la automirada de un tirano demuestra que la realidad supera a cualquier ficción.

  15. Yuri La's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    Really, really interesting idea, the movie scrolls and didn't find boring at all if you try to get into the "film" that emerges from the single sequences. It depicts the dictator's portrait through "his" images, official footage: we're waiting a similar works built for Berlusconi here in Italy, who merges like no other his status in official images and, similar to the romanian, is "friend of everybody".

  16. Simon So's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

  17. Pedja's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    Excellent... and you can find the answer on "Who, or even better - How to make a dictator?"

  18. Yuki Aditya's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    utterly brilliant and enigmatic.

  19. Oistein Refseth's rating of the film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

    Har oppsummert årets BIFF for meg selv og er svært fornøyd. Høydepunktene var "Teenage Paparazzo", "12 Meter ohne Kopf" og "Nicolae Ceausescus selvbiografi". Svært ulike og bra filmer.