The pearls of a new generation
Overview
DURING Romania’s communist regime under Nicolae Ceausescu, the Romanian film industry was nationalised and film-makers were subsidised to create socialist films that portrayed a happy working-class society. Romania's citizens lived in a world where state propaganda praised a fake economic prosperity while people were forced to queue for hours to buy milk or meat. But the film industry peddled communist ideology. Since the bloody revolution in 1989 a new generation of directors has turned its lens on the Ceausescu era, making films that show how people really lived under the regime and the post-communist traumas that followed after democracy was installed.   More…  

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