Next week’s Revival Series at the Charles Theater selection is Andrei Ujicâ’s documentary film, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF NICOLAE CEAUSESCU, which explores the image of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu using unknown official footage from the Romanian National Television and National Film Archives. The film premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
“After all, a dictator is simply an artist who is able to fully put into practice his egotism. It is a mere question of aesthetic level, whether he turns out to be Baudelaire or Bolintineanu, Louis XVI or Nicolae Ceausescu.” -Andrei Ujica
“Who knew that three hours of coarsely edited Romanian state propaganda culled from the ruinous Ceaucescu era between 1965 and 1989 could be so transfixing, illuminating and haunting? Andrei Ujicâ’s extraordinary film eschews context and narration in a wry attempt to fashion a historical chronicle in the same dubiously subjective spirit that the footage was initially conceived.”
(5 stars out of 5) – Time Out London
The film will play at the Charles Theater at the following times:
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 10:30 AM
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 7 PM
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 9 PM