Romanian Film Festival Seattle 2020 [Online]

Uppercase Print (Discussion on Nov. 15)

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On Nov. 15 at 7:30pm PST, the festival presents a Zoom discussion about Uppercase Print with film critic Monica Filimon. This talk will be LIVE on this page at that time, and will be automatically recorded and added to the end of the film playlist for later viewing. Please note: this film program and its accompanying livestream are available only to viewers in the United States.

Mugur Călinescu, a high school student in a provincial city, writes graffiti messages about food shortages and a lack of freedom. He is caught, and his family, neighbors, and friends all are subjected to intimidation and interrogation to break any form of resistance.

Radu Jude’s film combines archival footage from Romania’s infamous secret police, old TV clips, and a cinematic recreation of Gianina Cărbunariu’s “documentary play” by the same title. Camera, like in Jude’s other films, is not simply a recording device, but a conscious witness that adds its own point of view to the story.

Uppercase Print is inspired by a real event from 1981, and was nominated for the Best Feature Film award at IndieLisboa Independent Film festival in Portugal and at the Transilvania International Film Festival.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    128 minutes
  • Language
    Romanian with English subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
    US Premiere
  • Director
    Radu Jude
  • Screenwriter
    Radu Jude, Gianina Cărbunariu
  • Producer
    Ada Solomon
  • Cast
    Bogdan Zamfir, Șerban Lazarovici, Ioana Iacob, Șerban Pavlu
  • Editor
    Cătălin Cristuțiu
  • Production Design
    Irina Moscu
  • Sound Design
    Dana Bunescu