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What Is an Auteur?
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When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

Când se lasă seara peste Bucureşti sau metabolism

Reżyseria Corneliu Porumboiu
Rumunia, Francja, 2013
  • rumuński
  • angielski
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It’s the middle of a film shoot and Paul, the director, is having an affair with Alina, an actress playing a supporting role. With Alina’s last day on set imminent, Paul decides to rewrite the script in order to shoot a nude scene with her. But tomorrow is always another day…

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Romanian New Wave director Corneliu Porumboiu turns his hilarious deadpan style to a behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking in Bucharest. This duet (or is it a duel?) between a director and actress is a clever self-critique about what matters in cinema, as well as a withering satire of masculine ego.

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All of this might sound a bit … chilly, perhaps. It is, but it isn’t. It’s a rigorous intellectual exercise, a lampoon of the Romanian film industry, a rather realistic look (actually) at how a director and an actress stumble their way through a scripted scene, questioning every piece of blocking, questioning the emotional motivations behind every gesture.
January 14, 2015
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Porumboiu’s mise en scène at once evinces both mastery and mischievousness. Rather than devolve into novelty or, worse yet, parody, When Evening Falls re-engages its own aesthetic constituents with meta-analytic verve, the alchemical addendum of its full title suggesting a self-sustaining cinematic schema that Porumboiu turns into a game of technical and temporal sleight of hand.
March 27, 2014
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…The strongest, subtlest movie I’ve seen so far in the NYFF Main Slate… Porumbiou, last seen here with “Police, Adjective” is a theoretically minded filmmaker with an extremely dry sense of humor. A movie about the making of an unmade movie, “When Evening Falls” is a film that you watch between the lines—or rather the shots, of which there are only 18.
October 04, 2013
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