MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2013

The Complete Films of Corneliu Porumboiu

Generoso Fierro, Communications Director, MIT Game Lab

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Attendance: Participants welcome at individual sessions

One of the driving forces behind the Romanian New Wave, director Corneliu Porumboiu (b. 1975) is the focus of my "Complete Works" series for 2013 .  His first full-length feature film, 12:08 East of Bucharest, was awarded the Camera d'Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.  His second feature, Police, Adjective (Poliţist, Adjectiv) won the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes FIlm Festival.  On January 12th and 13th I will be showing both feature films and adding his earlier short films to the program before the features each night.  Please join us for a look at this unique director.


Sponsor(s): Comparative Media Studies
Contact: Generoso Fierro, 26-147, 617 253-5038, GENEROSO@MIT.EDU

12:08 East of Bucharest

Jan/12 Sat 07:00PM-10:00PM 6-120

The full English title refers to the setting of the film and the time of day at which Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceau¿escu fled after the revolution, 12:08 pm on December 22, 1989. The Romanian title roughly translates to "Was There or Wasn't There?", referring to the film's central issue: did Vaslui have any part in the 1989 revolution?  Screens w short "Gone With The Wine"
View The Trailer (w English Subtitles)

Generoso Fierro - Communications Director, MIT Game Lab

Police, Adjective

Jan/13 Sun 07:00PM-10:00PM 6-120

The movie focuses on policeman Cristi, who is investigating a teenage boy who has been smoking hashish. Over time, Cristi begins to question the ethical ramifications of his task. Director Porumboiu has great patience in allowing moments like these to draw your attention with quiet reflections, small gestures and very well placed words. Screens w shorts "A Trip To The City" and "Liviu's Dream"

Trailer (with English subs)

Generoso Fierro - Communications Director, MIT Game Lab