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Review: Aurora

Long after such an insight might do any good, Viorel, the mopey, truculent antihero of this second film in Cristi Puiu's "Six Stories from the Outskirts of Bucharest" observes that the justice system does not comprehend the complexity of his relationshi
Deepening the mystery
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2011
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Interview: Corneliu Porumboiu

"I chose to focus on the waiting parts — the things you're not used to seeing in classic movies. I cut out all the action."
Misplaced modifier: the director defines Police, Adjective
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 22, 2010
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Dark new wave

Every now and then, it happens: a new wave from where?
Contemporary Romanian cinema at the HFA
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  October 01, 2007
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Start the revolution without me

To judge from recent movies from that country, everything in Romania is going to pot. Except Romanian movies.
History lessons in 12:08 East of Bucharest
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 24, 2007

Babel rousers

It’s not often that I feel this way, but this year I’m kind of proud of my profession.
Oscar opts for liberal gilt
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 17, 2007

Doom, gloom and zoom

Given the past year’s headlines, it can’t come as a surprise that some of the best films of 2006 had an edge of darkness to them.
A year in film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 16, 2007


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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu(1)

Those dismayed by the state of American medicine might take heart from Romanian director Cristi Puiu’s depressing, fascinating, two-and-a-half-hour death watch. Watch the trailer for The Death of Mr.Lzarescu  (QuickTime)
Approaches the mythic
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 31, 2006

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

Those dismayed by the state of American medicine might take heart from Romanian director Cristi Puiu’s depressing, fascinating, two-and-a-half-hour death watch.
 
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2006