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28TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 27 - JUNE 7, 2020

I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians "Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari"

Drama

Screening Information

May 7 - 3:00PM
Innis Town Hall
May 10 - 3:00PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6

Film Details

Countries Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria
Year 2018
Running Time 140 MIN
Language Romanian
Subtitles English
Director Radu Jude
Cast Alex Bogdan,Alexandru Dabija,Ioana Iacob
Themes Activism,
Holocaust,
Women - Front and Center,
WW2

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Description

“[Filmmaker] Radu Jude launches a blistering attack on Romanian Holocaust denial and historical myopia” (Variety). Tasked with staging a public performance relating to Romanian history, an idealistic theatre director opts to stage a re-enactment of a 1941 massacre of tens of thousands of Jews by Romanian troops. Her choice angers a city official who threatens to close the production because of its “anti-Romanian” take on history. However, the reaction to the piece is one that neither anticipated. This internationally-acclaimed dark satire is a timely statement about the consequences of selective and willful amnesia on a society fueled by populist sentiments.

Presentation Details

Guest Filmmaker Tereza Barta, Professor in the Department of Cinema & Media Arts, York University
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