Tales From the Golden Age


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Tales From the Golden Age

  1. Sunday, March 25, 2012 3:00 p.m.
Film Title: Tales From The Golden Age

The final 15 years of the Ceausescu regime were the worst in Romania's history. Nonetheless, the propaganda machine of that time referred without fail to that period as “the golden age”...

The film adapts for screen the most popular urban myths of the period. Comic, bizarre, surprising myths abounded, myths that drew on the often surreal events of everyday life under the communist regime.

TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE combines several true stories to portray an era during which food was more important than money, freedom more important than love and survival more important than principles.

(35mm, Romanian Language with English Subtitles)

The Individual and the State
Perhaps no cinematic tradition has focused more on the relationship between the individual and the state than the cinema of Eastern Europe and Russia. The series is sponsored by the (REEI) Russian and East European Institute, the Polish Studies Center, Slavic Languages and Literature Department, College of Arts and Sciences and the IU Cinema. Special thanks to Professor Padraic Kenney.