The Way I Spent the End of the World

Date: 
October 26, 2009 - 19:30 - 21:30
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
Auditorium
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The Way I Spent the End of the World

The Way I Spent the End of the World 

(in Romanian with English subtitles, 2006, 110 mins., directed by Catalin Mitulescu)

The film is about 17-year old Eva and her 7-year old brother, Lalalilu. It is set in Bucharest in 1989, the final year of the Nicolae Ceauşescu's communist regime. After Eva is expelled from her high school for her uncooperative attitude, she is sent to a technical school. Here she meets Andrei, with whom she plans to escape Romania by swimming across the Danube into Bulgaria. Lalalilu is more and more convinced that Ceauşescu is the main reason for Eva's decision to leave. So, he and his friends decide to volunteer for a children's choir scheduled to sing for Ceausescu, hoping this will give them a chance to assassinate the dictator.

The screening is part of a film series at CEU marking in October 2009 the 20th anniversary of the changes in Central and Eastern Europe.