This is one of the most unusual offerings in Making Waves’ recent history: a bold cinematic work somewhere in the experimental space between fiction and documentary. Surprisingly, this intriguing oddity is less about the titular dictator and his criminal ruling, and more about his early years as an aspiring communist, as reenacted by a bunch of non-professional millennials who were picked for the cast in a vacant warehouse. The ‘actors’ enter the game bearing no preconceived ideas of the dictatorship, and the more they get in character, the more they reveal about themselves during the breaks. Shot in striking black and white, this meta-film creates a collective portrait of a young generation that seems lost in the shades of grey of an ever-changing world.
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)