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Films & Schedules - The Rest is Silence

Fri, Feb 6, 2009
at 7 PM (B4)

Sun, Feb 8, 2009
at 1:30 PM (B1)

Wed, Feb 11, 2009
at 7:15 PM (B3)

The Rest is Silence

DIRECTOR: Nae Caranfil - Romania

"The biggest production in Romanian cinema, Caranfil's exuberant moviemaking comedy reimagines the creation of The War of Independence (1912), his country's first feature film.  As Grig, that film's director, embarks upon his inspired, remarkably ambitious project, he finds himself at odds with the financiers.  Soon, Grig's vision--one that he envisioned uniting his country--has been hijacked.  Caranfil sprinkles the film with droll insider jokes about moviemaking then and now, packing romance, tragedy and even an animated interlude onto the movie's already bountiful bill of fare.  In outlining the framework in which Romanian cinema was born, he suggests that the conflict between artist and producer--one with obvious resonances in his own career--may be an eternal one." --Telluride Film Festival. 

Filmography: Don't Lean Out the Window (94), Sweet Idleness (98), Philanthropy (02).

B4     140 Minutes    

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