AFERIM! BY RADU JUDE

Showings

AMC RIVER EAST 21 Sat, Apr 21 1:00 PM

Description

By attending the screening of "Aferim!", you are able to participate in the debate entitled "The film as social radiography of Romania" organized by the National Unitersity of Political Studies and Public Administration of Bucharest. 

Eastern Europe, 1835. Two riders cross a barren landscape in the middle of Wallachia. They are the gendarme Costandin and his son. Together they are searching for a gypsy slave who has run away from his nobleman master and is suspected of having an affair with the noble's wife. While the unflappable Costandin comments on every situation with a cheery aphorism, his son takes a more contemplative view of the world. On their odyssey they encounter people of different nationalities and beliefs: Turks and Russians, Christians and Jews, Romanians and Hungarians. Each harbors prejudices against the others which have been passed down from generation to generation. And even when the slave Carfin is found, the adventure is far from over...