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Sieranevada

CRISTI PUIU
Romania, 2016
173 minutes, Color
Official website

A dozen years after revitalizing the contemporary Romanian cinema with The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, writer-director Cristi Puiu is back with a precisely choreographed, supremely audacious family dance in the shadow of tragedy and societal unease. Three days after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, neurologist Lary (Mimi Branescu) and his wife, Laura (Catalina Moga), attend his mother, Nusa (Dana Dogaru), in her Bucharest flat to mourn the recent passing of his father—as do more than a dozen extended family members. As they wait for the priest, who is late, the often cruel shorthand of family grievances, grudges, and contemporary international gossip come to the fore. Consummately blocked and paced, the cumulative effect of Sieranevada (the odd title of which is never even referred to, much less explained) is that the average viewer is bound to think "Gee, maybe my family's not so intolerable after all." Guaranteed.—Eddie Cockrell

In Romanian with English subtitles

Sieranevada

CRISTI PUIU
Romania, 2016
173 minutes, Color
Official website

A dozen years after revitalizing the contemporary Romanian cinema with The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, writer-director Cristi Puiu is back with a precisely choreographed, supremely audacious family dance in the shadow of tragedy and societal unease. Three days after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, neurologist Lary (Mimi Branescu) and his wife, Laura (Catalina Moga), attend his mother, Nusa (Dana Dogaru), in her Bucharest flat to mourn the recent passing of his father—as do more than a dozen extended family members. As they wait for the priest, who is late, the often cruel shorthand of family grievances, grudges, and contemporary international gossip come to the fore. Consummately blocked and paced, the cumulative effect of Sieranevada (the odd title of which is never even referred to, much less explained) is that the average viewer is bound to think "Gee, maybe my family's not so intolerable after all." Guaranteed.—Eddie Cockrell

In Romanian with English subtitles


Sunday, April 23
2:15 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales - $14.00 at the theater
Saturday, April 29
3:00 PM
- $14.00 at the theater

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