12:08 East of Bucharest and the Romanian New Wave

With the release in UK Cinemas today of Corneliu Porumboiu’s debut feature 12:08 East of Bucharest, Steven Yates looks at the film and the surprising emergence of directors in a country that has overcome hardship to win awards at the major film festivals. He also looks for a common thread in films that have further brought Romania into the spotlight of world cinema despite the local film culture being brought to its knees through DVD piracy and some areas of the country no longer having a cinema screen. Read article

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