Director Catalin Mitulescu and Actress Dorotheea Petre in Person with
THE WAY I SPENT THE END OF THE WORLD
[Cum mi-am petrecut sfarsitul lumii]
2006 Oscar Submission from Romania for Best Foreign Language Film
Official Selection, 2006 Toronto Film Festival
In Bucharest, during the last year of Ceausescu's dictatorship, 17-year-old Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu at school. When Eva is expelled and flees Romania, her 7-year-old brother blames Ceausescu and devises a plan to kill the dictator. Director Mitulescu's remarkably deft hand with atmosphere and characterization produce a confident and perceptive film that speaks eloquently to Eastern European history and the human passions for family and curiosity.
DIR/SCR/PROD Catalin Mitulescu; SCR Andreea Valean; PROD In-Ah Lee, Philippe Martin, Daniel Mitulescu and David Thion. Romania/France, 2006, color, 106 min. In Romanian with English subtitles.
Saturday, November 10, 5:20; Sunday, November 11, 5:30
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