This broad package of Romanian shorts highlights the genre’s most recent standouts, ranging from striking animations and zany musicals to sharp social critiques and sympathetic stories about couples and families in crisis.
2021. Claudiu Mitcu. 21 m. Romania. Romanian with subtitles. Rated NR.
An overworked surgeon who has just come out of a 31-hour shift takes on a last minute emergency, but things end badly in this tense drama about guilt, deontological ethics, and the endemic corruption of the public health system.
I Am Dorin
2020. Valeriu Andriuță. 23 m. Romania/Moldova. Romanian with subtitles. Rated NR.
In this wild and humorous tale, a young man from the countryside accepts a sum of money in exchange for taking a bachelor’s degree exam in someone else’s stead, and has one night—and what a night it is!— to get in character.
No Singing After 8
2021. Alex Pintică. 20 m. Romania. Romanian with subtitles. Rated NR.
What happens when your heartbeats are no longer in harmony? You invite another couple over for dinner and let yourself go with the song’s flow, ignoring the rule in the title. What you get is a delightful musical about love and marriage.
2020. Alma Buhagiar. 23 m. Romania. Romanian with subtitles. Rated NR.
A boy who lives with his father prepares to go on a holiday with his mother. It’s a deceptively simple story, whose microscopic details speak volumes about broken families and the impossibility of bringing them back together.
Before watching films in this series, be sure to check out the conversation between Making Waves president Corina Șuteu and artistic director Mihai Chirilov!
Pricing/Film Availability Info: Admission to the series will be sold either as an all-access pass or à la carte, available in the JBFC Virtual Marquee. Pricing is $75 (members), $90 (nonmembers) for the all-access pass, or $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers) per film. All film programs will be available to stream for the entire length of the series—films will become available at 10:00 am on March 25 and will be open to stream until 11:59 pm on March 31. Once a film is started, pass holders will have 48 hours to finish, regardless of when in the series they start the film. Films are available to stream in the entire US, unless otherwise noted. Certain films in this series can and may sell out, so we encourage ticket and pass purchasers to secure their access by unlocking their films on March 25 when they become available. Series passes will go on sale February 25, while individual tickets will go on sale March 25.
Series Pass: $75 (members), $90 (nonmembers)