Scarred Hearts

Foreign | 141 min

Showings

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

Description

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.