@ Jacob Burns Film Center
Making Waves returns at the Jacob Burns Film Center from December 5-10, 2019 with the traditional panorama of the best new releases of the year, complementing this edition’s 30-year retrospective.
The most talked-about Romanian film of 2019 sets the mood for this year’s Making Waves. Screened at Cannes and New York Film Festival, The Whistlers (Corneliu Porumboiu) is a genre movie with a twist, a luscious and playful neo-noir that finds Romanian cinema at its most entertaining. Further forays into the genre film territory include two exciting love stories and a gripping social thriller: Tudor Giurgiu’s Parking charts the sparkling affair between two people who want a new beginning, whereas the couple in Marius Olteanu’s debut, Monsters., is at a crossroads in their personal life; on the other hand, Mo (Radu Dragomir) is truly a #MeToo manifesto and possibly the most provocative Romanian film recently made. An absolute novelty is Anca Damian’s bittersweet animation Marona, one of those rare family films that will appeal both to children and their parents. Fans of Making Waves know very well, though, that Romanian cinema wouldn’t be complete without exploring stories from the country’s past: Stere Gulea’s Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time reminds us of the very moment when Communism started its reign of terror, while Andrei Cohn takes a walk on the wild side with Arrest, a tense and claustrophobic chamber piece about the unseen face of the dictatorship. Read more about all films, schedule and purchase tickets.
Presented with the support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Romanian Filmmakers Union, Dacin Sara, the Romanian National Film Center, Blue Heron Foundation, the JBFC Program Fund, and numerous individual donors.
All screenings take place at:
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(easily reachable by Metro-North Harlem Line train)
Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)
Program notes: Mihai Chirilov