FESTIVAL OF NEW ROMANIAN FILMS
Curated in conjunction with the One Day International Symposium on Immigration, Migration, Emigration, and Refugees. Organized by Dr. Christina Stojanova from Department of Film, the Symposium takes place on March 21, at AH 348, University of Regina. The Festival will be opened with an address by Dr. Doru Pop, an esteemed media scholar from Romania. His most recent work is Romanian New Wave Cinema: An Introduction (2014).
FRI MAR 23 – 7:00
ROMANIA/FRANCE/HUNGARY | 2010 | 100 MIN. |
Dir. Marian Crișan
In Romanian with English subtitles
“The absurdity of borders and the decency of the average Joe are the main themes of Marian Crisan’s buzzed-about feature debut, “Morgen”. Nelu is a supermarket security guard who asks little from life apart from fishing, a beer with friends and some extra money to fix up the crumbling farmhouse he shares with sour-faced wife Florica (Elvira Rimbu) on the outskirts of the border town of Salonta. One morning, while casting his line, he sees a man hiding from the frontier police and reflexively offers protection. Behran (Yilmaz Yalcin) illegally crossed the Turkish-Bulgarian border before arriving in Romania, and only wants to get to Germany to be with his son’s family. Though he speaks no Romanian and Nelu speaks no Turkish, the two men, who are not far apart in age, develop a bond.”Variety