LA Times: “Cannes 2010, those Romanians are at it again.”

Radu Muntean, Gala Premiilor GOPO, 2009, PhotoCredits: Mediafax

Romanians can’t make a bad film. It’s, like, illegal in their country. Or at least not in their DNA.

Asa isi incepe Steven Zeitchik cronica facuta peliculei “Marti, dupa Craciun” (a regizorului Radu Muntean). Filmul, inclus in sectiunea “Un certain regard”, a atras atentia jurnalistilor americani de la Los Angeles Times, care, dupa vizionarea pentru presa de la Cannes, noteaza ca realizatorii de film din tarile mici ale Europei de Est (Romania in mod special) fac de rusine de vreo patru ani incoace pelicule din tari cu o cultura cinematografica de traditie.

Zeitchik face si un scurt istoric al “noului val” de pelicule romanesti inscrise in ultimii patru ani la Cannes, val care a inceput cu “Moartea domnului Lazarescu” in 2006, a continuat in 2007 cu pelicula “4 Luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zile” (care a castigat Palme d’Or) si s-a mentinut pe aceeasi linie ascendenta cu “Politist, adjectiv” si “Amintiri din epoca de aur”.

Pelicula “Marti, dupa Craciun” promite sa nu faca exceptie de la trendul ascendent si aduce in prim-plan o poveste intr-o abordare inedita, pe marginea careia Zeitchik noteaza entuziast: We caught his new movie, in the festival’s Un Certain Regard section, at its Thursday press screening and were close to blown away. If cinematic genius is taking a story we think we’ve seen before and telling it an entirely fresh way, Muntean is ready for Mensa. It’s simply absorbing, authentic storytelling, with filmmaking that’s distinctly stylized but never distracting. And the performances are insanely good.

Ce mai ramane de adaugat cand ai in fatza un asemenea entuziasm si o asemenea cronica? 🙂

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