Aferim!

Spotlight

North American Premiere

Romania, Bulgaria | 106 MINUTES

AFERIM!

Drama
1835—a police officer and his son travel across the Romanian countryside in pursuit of a runaway gypsy slave. In their journey they encounter people of different religions and nationalities, each with their own prejudices and opinions on the state of the country. Beautifully shot in black-and-white, this road movie incorporates humor and the absurd to deliver a stunning tale. Alternating between action scenes and surreal dialogue, Radu Jude, one of the youngest new faces of Romanian cinema, delivers a Romanian Western that is more than a gripping look at the political and religious landscape of 19th century Eastern Europe. It approaches issues of slavery and racism in a way that resonates dangerously close to home. In the words of Radu Jude, “When we speak of the past, in fact we speak of our perspective of the past.”

—Frédéric Boyer

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Radu Jude

Radu Jude graduated from the filmmaking department of Media University in 2003 and has directed a series of award-winning short films. His debut feature The Happiest Girl in the World screened at over 50 film festivals worldwide and won awards at Sundance and Berlinale. Aferim!, Jude's third feature, premiered in competition at Berlinale.
Director
Radu Jude
Screenwriter
Radu Jude, Florin Lazarescu
Producer
Ada Solomon
Editor
Cătălin Cristuțiu
Cinematographer
Marius Panduru
Executive Producer
Valentino Rudolf, Ioana Drăghici
Co-Producer
Klas Film (BG), Endorfilm (CZ), Mulberry Development (RO)
Add'l Credit 1
Rossitsa Valkanov
Add'l Credit 2
Jiri Konecny
Cast
Teodor Corban, Mihai Comănoiu, Cuzin Toma, Alexandru Dabija, Alexandru Bindea, Mihaela Sirbu

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Brittnee Walker
Tribeca Film Festival
New York, 10013
Phone: 646 741 3088
bwalker@tribecafilmfestival.org
US Sales Contact
Dirk Schurhoff
Beta Cinema GmbH
Oberhaching, 82041
Phone: +49 89 673469 828
beta@betacinema.com
International Sales Contact
Dirk Schurhoff
Beta Cinema GmbH
Oberhaching, 82041
Phone: +49 89 673469 828
beta@betacinema.com
Print Source
Cosima Finkbeiner
Beta Cinema GmbH
Oberhaching, 82041
Phone: +49 89 67 346 9828
cosima.finkbeiner@betacinema.com