The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

28 June 31 October 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia The State Hermitage Museum

July 16: Favorite Movies of Contemporary Artists

posted on: July 11, 2014, 6:02 p.m.

July 16: Favorite Movies of Contemporary Artists

A fost sau n-a fost? (12:08 East of Bucharest), dir. Corneliu Porumboiu

Part of Favorite Movies of Contemporary Artists

Presented by Goethe-Institut St. Petersburg

Cast: Mircea Andreescu, Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru, Mirela Cioaba , Constantin Dita

December 22, 2005. A small town in Romania is preparing for Christmas and almost forgets another very important date: exactly 16 years ago, Nicolai Ceausescu’s regime was overthrown. A local journalist decides to fight against forgetting it by using a TV program. He asks his televised guests direct questions: Is there anything left in your city from the revolution? Did people leave before or after the official announcements that Ceausescu had fled? The situation comes to a head as worried calls from viewers are switched on during the live broadcast, each of which have their own version of the events of those forgotten years.  

Selected by Pavel Braila

Wednesday, July 16, 19:00 at The Avrora Cinema, Nevsky Prospekt, 60