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Directed by
Radu Jude

Status . Completed

Country . Romania

Original Title . Tipografic Majuscul

Year . 2020

Language . Romanian

Domestic Release . HiFilm (February 21, 2020)

Genre . Drama

Runtime . 128

INSPIRED BY
TRUE EVENTS

Romania, 1981.

Ceaușescu is in office, leading a communist Romania. He writes the official story with the help of the National Television.

Mugur Călinescu, a 16 y.o. teenager, writes another story on walls with chalked uppercase protest messages against the regime. His actions are compiled in a voluminous file kept by the Secret Police (Securitate), which observed, apprehended, interrogated and destroyed him.

Linking both stories - secret and public - personal and collective - brings to light an unknown hero 30 years after the fall of communism.

DIRECTOR

Radu Jude is a Romanian director and screenwriter. He studied filmmaking in Bucharest and started his career as an assistant director. In 2006, he made the short film “The Tube with a Hat”, winner of more than 50 in- ternational awards.


Jude's feature debut “The Happiest Girl in the World” (2009) was selected for more than 50 international film festivals.


Titles such as “Aferim!”, “Scarred Hearts” and “Everybody in Our Family” followed and won multiple awards: Silver Bear for Best Director in Berlinale 2015, Special Jury Prize in Locarno 2016 and an EFA nomination for Best Scriptwriter. The international premiere of “ The Dead Nation” in Locarno 2017 marked his debut in documentary film.


His latest feature "I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians" (2018) won the Crystal Globe for Best Film and Label Europa Cinema Prize in Karlovy Vary.

CAST & CREW

PRODUCERS

Ada Solomon for MicroFILM

(Toni Erdmann,Child’s Pose, Radu Jude’s Films)


In coproduction with

Romanian Public Television,

Hi Film Productions

SCREENWRITERS
Radu Jude &

Gianina Cărbunariu


CAST

Bogdan Zamfir (Young Ahmed, The Apparition)

Șerban Lazarovici

Ioana Iacob

Șerban Pavlu


DOP

Marius Panduru


EDITOR

Cătălin Cristuțiu

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

BERLINALE FORUM

VILNIUS IFF

SARAJEVO IFF

MOLODIST

INDIELISBOA

“Accessible and involving.”
“Visually striking.”

“Kafka meets Brecht with a splash
of Pop Art (...). It delivers a quietly
devastating emotional punch.”