Scarred Hearts

Foreign | 141 min


Key West Theater Fri, Nov 17, 2017 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Foreign
Release Year:2016
Production Country:Romania
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Radu Jude


In striking contrast to his previous film, the sprawling historical epic "Aferim!," the new film from Romanian new wave kingpin Radu Jude is set mostly within the confines of a sanatorium on the Black Coast It is the mid-1930s, and 20-year-old Emanuel whiles away his days, immobilized in a body cast. He falls in love with another patient, narrating the patients' attempts to live life to the fullest as their bodies slowly fade away. Their minds, however, refuse to give up. Indeed, the movie is adapted from the autobiographical writings of Max Blecher, who likewise suffered such confinement yet turned it into art.