Thursday, April 18, 2013

Film: Tales from the Golden Age (2009)


I watched my first Romanian film today. Tales from the Golden Age is a series of vignettes described as legends (each story is based on an urban myth). The movie is distinctly Eastern European with the type of surreal, bleak humour one expects from the region, and it's a welcome and refreshing change from the typical US/UK fare. Set in the horrid extreme Ceausescu period, when the whole country went to ruin and the procuring basic goods and services was a challenge and a risk, one half believes these absurd stories could have actaully taken place.


*** 1/2

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