Monday 11 March
I'm an Old Communist Hag
Steer Gulea, 98 min, Comedy/ Drama, Romanian with English subtitles, Romania, 2013
The story takes place in 2010, in a post-communist Romania, in which some of those who fully lived in the communist period don't seem to fit anymore. Emilia and her husband are about to receive a visit from their daughter, who has been living in the States for the last ten years, and her American boyfriend. While having dinner with her reunited family, Emilia realizes that she actually liked it in the communist era, that she was better off, and that most of the characteristics of a true communist do gather in her. She has flashbacks from that "golden" period, and somehow tries to recapture what her life once was, while trying to figure out and solve her daughter’s money problems.
A funny movie, especially for those who know something about communism and what happened then in Eastern Europe, though based on weird yet very real situations people were faced with back then (until 1989).
The film was nominated for three awards at Gopo Awards 2018 in Romania: Best Cinematography, Best Music and Best Hair and Make-up.