Romanian Film Festival in Seattle 2021

No Rest for the Old Lady by Andrei Gruzsniczki

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A Zoom Q&A with director Andrei Gruzsniczki will air on the ARCS Facebook page. In their confirmation email, ticket purchasers will receive a link to join the Zoom if they are interested in participating. Registration is free of charge. The Q&A, which took place Nov. 18 at 9am PT, is available on ARCS YouTube and on their ARCS Facebook page.

Andrei Gruzsniczki’s comedy-drama No Rest for the Old Lady tackles fundamental matters of life head-on: friendship, faith, respect for the dead, religious rituals, as well as quotidian routines.

In the film, Emil (Mircea Andreescu), a nonbeliever, is challenged by the faith of his best friend Titi (Valer Dellakeza) and his strange confession: Emil’s late wife has moved in with Titi and haunts him. Delicate and impeccably acted, No Rest for the Old Lady is an honest glimpse into the lives of the elderly.

Premiering at Moscow International Film Festival earlier this year, and nominated for the Tiatan Award at the Beijing International Film Festival, No Rest for the Old Lady adds to Gruzsniczki’s list of accolades: the 2008 Main Award, FIPRESCI Award at CinePecs Moveast IFF, and the 2009 Best Romanian Film at Transylvania IFF for The Other Irene; and the 2013 Special Jury Award at Rome IFF for Quod Erat Demonstrandum.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    99 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Moscow, Russia (Moscow International Film Festival)
  • Director
    Andrei Gruzsniczki