Tales from the Golden Age
varying lengths (full six-episode length 155 minutes)

Absurdist tales of life in Romania under the Ceaucescu regime. Darkly satirical compendium that encapsulates the strengths and weaknesses of the “new wave” of Romanian cinema in a series of smart, bittersweet shorts that fit well together. The full, 155-minute version comprises six episodes, but at the film's premiere at Cannes 2009 the various screenings included a rotating selection of five of the six episodes, and many countries released the film in varying sequences of episodes; also, by design there are no individual credits for each episode, with all crew being credited grouped together.

A Mobra Films presentation/production; with the support of Centrul Nacional al Cinematografiei; sponsored by BV McCann Erickson Romania, SRTV, Zenith Media, Unilever, Ziva, GMP Advertising; with the participation of SEE Cinema Network, Why Not Productions.
With Alexandru Potocean, Teo Corban, Emanuel Pirvu; Avram Birau, Paul Dunca, Viorel Comanici; Calin Chirila, Romeo Tudor; Ion Sapdaru, Virginia Mirea, Gabriel Spahiu; Diana Cavalioti, Radu Iacoban; Vlad Ivanov, Tania Popa, Liliana Mocanu.
Directed by Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu, Cristian Mungiu; produced by Oleg Mutu, Mr. Mungiu; written by Mr. Mungiu; music by Mr. Höfer, Laco Jimi; directors of photography (Kodak Cinelabs Romania), Mr. Mutu, Alex Sterian, Liviu Marghidan; production designers, Cezara Armasu, Mihaela Poenaru, Dana Istrate, Simona Paduretu; costume designers, Ms. Istrate, Brandusa Ioan, Luminita Mihai, Ana Ioneci; film editors, Dana Bunescu, Theodora Penciu, Ms. Uricaru. 
Screened (Portuguese five-episode, 116-minute theatrical release): distributor advance press screening, UCI El Corte Inglés 12 (Lisbon), May 3rd 2010.


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