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Când se lasă seara peste Bucureşti sau metabolism

Celluloid Dreams: Films Shot on Film | Feature
D Corneliu Porumboiu | Romania, 2013
L Romanian
Tags: 35 mm, Absurdist, Australian Premiere, Auteur, Black Comedy, Book Club, Drama, Health, Relationships, Satire

"Absurdly witty ... a film about making a film that was shot on film ... a cerebral cinematic hall of mirrors." – The Hollywood Reporter

When film director Paul starts an affair with Alina, one of his actresses, nobody seems to care. But then he decides to give her a last-minute nude scene and the stage is set for a philosophical reckoning that could unpin all he thought he knew.

When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism is Corneliu Porumboiu's (The Second Game, MIFF 2014; 12:08 East of Bucharest, MIFF 2008) smart and dryly funny take on the act of making a film (on film. of course!). While underpinned by a deeply introspective sense of self-doubt, as with the Romanian auteur's other work, it also affectionately pokes fun at human foibles and features whip-smart dialogue. A daringly intellectual offering from one of the shining lights of East European cinema.

D/S Corneliu Porumboiu P Marcela Ursu WS Wild Bunch L Romanian w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013

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