Special Issue 6: Romanian Cinema (May 2007)

This special issue appears just after the sweeping victory of Romanian films at the Cannes Film Festival, where Cristian Mungiu's Four Months, Three Days and Two Hours took the Golden Palm and the late Cristian Nemescu's debut feature California Dreamin' received the main award in the Certain Regard sidebar.

Guest Editors: Christina Stojanova and Dana Duma

Christina Stojanova is at the University of Regina
Dana Duma is at the National University of Theatre and Cinema, Bucharest


Christina Stojanova and Dana Duma: The New Romanian Cinema: Editorial Remarks

Calin Caliman: The New Waves of Romanian Cinema

Mihai Chirilov: You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide: New Romanian Cinema

Elena Dulgheru: Two Insights into the Romanian GULAG

Dana Duma: Are We Still Laughing When Breaking With the Past?

Petre Rado: A Little Bit of Patience

Dominique Nasta: The Tough Road to Minimalism: Contemporary Romanian Film Aesthetics

Adina Bradeanu: ‘Death’ and Documentary: Memory and Film Practice in Post-communist Romania

Christina Stojanova: My Romanian Cinema


Andrei Creţulescu: Corneliu Porumboiu’s 12:08 East of Bucharest and Alexandru Solomon’s The Great Communist Bank Robbery

Dana Duma: Cristi Puiu's The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu

Iulia Blaga: Radu Muntean’s The Paper Will Be Blue

Mihai Chirilov: Tudor Giurgiu’s Love Sick

Mihai Fulger: Tudor Giurgiu’s Love Sick

Special thanks to the monthly journal Re:Publik for most of the stills, as well as to Transilvania Film, Independenta Film, Strada Film, and EUROfEST.

Whilst every effort has been made to trace the owners of the copyright for stills and obtain permission, in a few cases this has proved impossible. The issue's editor or KinoKultura would be grateful to hear from anyone with information which would enable us to do so.

Updated: 12 Jun 07