People Reloaded Radu Jude in Florence with the Festival dei Popoli
Romanian director Radu Jude, winner of this year's Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, will be the protagonist of Popoli Reloaded, from June 15 to 18 at the La Compagnia in Florence.
The event, organized by the Festival dei Popoli to celebrate the reopening of theaters in collaboration with the Academy of Romania in Rome, includes a selection of his films and a masterclass in the presence of the director.
The program includes six of his most prominent films:
Aferim! (Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, 2015, 108')
black-and-white western set in the mid-19th century, a stark and irreverent fresco of a country in transformation;
The Dead Nation (Romania, 2017, 83')
in which the magnificent photographs of portraitist Costică Acsinte flow in parallel with the texts of Jewish doctor, writer and poet Emil Dorian;
I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History As Barbarians (Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany, 2018, 140')
Brilliant black comedy about the collective repressed of an entire nation;
The Exit of the Trains (Romania, 2020, 175')
recent work about the pogroms against the Jewish population during the Nazi invasion;
Uppercase Print (Romania, 2020, 128')
An alienating investigation into the secret police of the Ceausescu regime;
The Marshall's Two Executions (Romania, 2018, 10')
short film about the shooting of General Ion Antonescu.
A highlight of the tribute will be the masterclass in the presence of Radu Jude at Cinema La Compagnia in Florence.
Popoli Reloaded is part of the project for the cataloging, digitization and valorization of the archives of the Festival dei Popoli and Mediateca Toscana that involves the Cinema Area of the Fondazione Sistema Toscana for the Regione Toscana and Soprintendenza Archivistica e Bibliografica della Toscana.