Directed by Radu Jude, comedy, drama, 106 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Radu Jude
With Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia, Olimpia Mălai, Nicodim Ungureanu, Alexandru Potocean, Andi Vasluianu
Emi is a respected teacher at a prestigious secondary school whose reputation is put at stake when a graphic home video showing her having sex with her husband is posted on the internet and goes viral. The future of her career is to be decided at a meeting with the pupils’ parents.
Divided into three parts, each executed in a completely different style, Radu Jude’s film is both an elegiac account of what has been lost in today´s world and a savage, farcical satire that explores the everyday frustrations, ills, prejudices, and the boundless hypocrisy of contemporary society, poking at many controversial topics, be it the life during the Covid-19 pandemic or Romania’s dark history of totalitarianism.
The film, co-produced with the Luxembourgian production Paul Thiltges Distributions, premiered at Berlin IFF 2021, winning the Golden Bear for Best Film.
Berlin IFF 2021 (Golden Bear)