reż|dir Radu Jude | RO, BG, CZ, FR | 2015 | 108 min
prod|pro Ada Solomon scen|wr Radu Jude, Florin Lazarescu zdj|ph Marius Panduru muz|mus Dana Bunescu mon|ed Catalin Cristutiu ob|cast Teodor Corban, Mihai Comanoiu, Toma Cuzin, Alexandru Dabija, Luminita Gheorghiu dys|dis Aurora


The story about a father and son, who in 1835 are searching for a runaway Gypsy slave in Wallachia, is something between “Papusza” and “The Saragossa Manuscript.” It is a historical road movie in a black-and-white form of a satirical tale. Stunning cinematography, with a lot of widescreen shots portraying the protagonists against a background of landscapes, are an original pastiche of the western and the epic film.

“Aferim!” pictures mainly the last period of European feudalism. Basing his research on a number of 19th century written sources, Jude makes an ambitious attempt to recreate the world view of the century. He brings out an entanglement of nationalism, xenophobia, religious intolerance and prejudice, clearly sympathising with the persecuted Gypsies.

2015 IFF in Berlin – Best Director, Golden Bear nomination

Radu Jude (1977) Graduated from the filmmaking Department of Media University in Bucharest in 2003. He worked as an assistant director and directed a series of short films, among which “The Tube with a Hat” in 2006. His debut feature film, “The Happiest Girl in the World,” was awarded the CICAE prize in Berlinale Forum in 2009. It was released in Poland, as was his comedy “Everybody in Our Family” from 2012.

2015 Aferim!
2012 Wszyscy w naszej rodzinie | Toata lumea din familia noastra | Everybody in Our Family
2009 Najszczęśliwsza dziewczyna na świecie | Cea mai fericita fata din lume | Happiest Girl in the World, The
2006 Lampa z kapturkiem | Lampa cu caciula | Tube with a Hat, The (krótki | short)

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow