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Aferim! (2015)
Aferim! (original title)
Fiction, 108 min
 
Production countries   Romania,Bulgaria,Czech Republic
Language   Romanian
Director   Radu Jude
Scriptwriters   Radu Jude, Florin Lazarescu
Producer   Ada Solomon
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History, drama
 
   
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Plot
The story takes place in Wallachia of the early 19th century, a time when, although the Romanian Principalities were on their way towards a slow modernization, there were still social realities sending back to older times and an outdated mentality. One of those realities is Gypsy slavery, which lasted from the 13th century up until the end of the 19th century, a phenomenon which is very little known and almost inexistent in the public debate today, although its impact continues to influence Romania’s social life.
Director's Note
I don’t know which psychologist said that a person is mentally healthy only if they know where they come from, where they are and where they want to go. I believe this applies to societies too, not only individuals. The Romanian society will not be truly healthy until it faces its past with honesty and lucidity – be it the recent or the remote past. 

The movie Aferim! is an attempt to gaze into the past, to take a journey inside the mentalities of the beginning of the 19th century – all epistemological imperfections inherent to such an enterprise included. It is obvious that such an effort would be pointless should we not believe that this hazy past holds the explanation for certain present issues. 

“We research each period firstly for the promises they contain for the following period” says Johan Huizinga. More than anything, I want this film to be a stimulus that makes the audience question in a deeper and more systematic way the issues I was only able to bring up.
 
Technical Specifications Image / Sound
Color / Black & White   Black & White
Sound format   Dolby Digital
Aspect ratio   2.35:1
Production format   35mm
File type   4k
Distribution format   DCP
 
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Official web site
Tribeca Film Festival 2015 press kit
Aferim! Indiewire review
Aferim! - Berlinale Program
Aferim! Official Facebook page
 
 
 
 
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» The co-production Award - Prix Eurimages goes to Ada Solomon!
 
 
 
       
       
   
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