Category Archives: Lucian Pintilie

A changing society examined: “Niki and Flo” [2003 Romania]

At seventy, Luciane Pintilie hadn’t lost any of his sardonic wit and biting satire when he made “Niki Ardelean, colonel în rezerva” [Eng. Title: Niki and Flo], a probing examination of conflict within a society that’s changing suddenly and … Continue reading

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Terminus Paradis – the final destination for dreamers and romantics [1998 Romania, France, Italy]

Lucian Pintilie had something pressing to say in his whirlwind of a drama, “Terminus Paradis” [Eng. Title: Next Stop Paradise], and he certainly pulls no punches in getting the message across.
He shows us a post-communist Romania where love is … Continue reading

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Kristin Scott Thomas in “Un Été Inoubliable” [1994 Romania, France]

The sojourn into eastern European cinema continues with a film from renowned Romanian director Lucian Pintilie, the Franco-Romanian production, “Un Été Inoubliable” [Romanian Title: O Vara de Neuitat, English Title: An Unforgettable Summer].
Multifaceted Pintilie started making films in communist … Continue reading

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