The Romanian Student Associations from MIT and Harvard invite you to
An Evening of Romanian Cinema: Meeting with
Director Nae Caranfil & Actress Mara Nicolescu
and Screening of "E pericoloso sporgersi"
(a.k.a. "Sundays on Leave")

Poster E pericoloso sporgersi - TO COME! ENGLISH SUBTITLES!
Comedy - 104min

Saturday, April 9, 2005 @ 7pm
Room 10-250, MIT Campus (directions)

Entrance Fee: $3 - tickets at the door

Total Duration:
2h 30min (movie + discussion)

Related Events in the Boston Area:
1. "Filantropica" at Harvard; Friday, April 8 @ 8pm
Harvard Campus - Science Center Hall C - directions
2. "Filantropica" at Belmont World Film
Monday, April 11 @ 7:30pm;

Co-organized with the Romanian Student Associations from Harvard. Made possible with the generous support of the Romanian Center for Cinematography, MIT Center for Bilingual/Bicultural Studies in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Harvard Graduate Student Council & Undergraduate Council, Kokkalis Program KSG, "Minda de Gunzburg" Center for European Studies, Ann Radcliffe Trust.

Non-profit academic event; ticket revenues cover organizational costs

E pericoloso sporgersi
a.k.a. Sundays on Leave

Romania, 1993
104 minutes


Nae Caranfil

Nae Caranfil, Anton Suteu

Nathalie Bonnifay, Costel Cascaval, George Alexandru, Marius Stanescu, Coca Bloos, Florin Calinescu, Marius Florea

Filmex S.A.
Nae Caranfil's first film offers an ironic, witty and incredibly accurate image of Romania during the last years of Communism. The film is an intriguing and humorous story of three Romanians whose lives are revealed to be strongly intertwined as the film progresses. The story is retold from the perspective of each one of them in three separate sections: "The Student," "The Actor," and "The [Conscript] Soldier"). Hence, the movie has a "polyphonic" structure, similar to the later (and more circulated) "Pulp Fiction" (Quentin Tarantino) and "Before the Rain" (Milcho Manchevski). Caranfil's talent for recognizing humor and humanity in the extremly grim circumstances of those years - which is so prominent in his later works (i.e., "Asfalt Tango" and "Filantropica") - is evident here as well. If you enjoyed "Filantropica", you'll love "E pericoloso sporgersi"!

Critics' Award - Montpellier 1993;
"Quinzaine des Realisateurs" - Cannes 1993

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