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The Mona Lisa Without a Smile

Gioconda fără surâs

Directed by Malvina Urșianu
Romania, 1967


Seen nowadays as a subtle intellectual critique of the communist regime in Romania, the film depicts a romantic story but, in fact, it’s a propagandistic creation meant to show the difference between useful communist intellectuals and those good-for-nothing in the new economic and political system.

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The Mona Lisa Without a Smile Directed by Malvina Urșianu