NB: There are no advance tickets for this event. Please purchase tickets on the door when you arrive.
The event will start at 12.10pm with a pre-screening talk/discussion with Prof Stephen Davismoon (Dean of Creative and Performing Arts, Liverpool Hope University) and Viorel Raducanescu (Honorary Consul of Romania in Liverpool), followed by screening of the film at 12.30pm.
Tales from the Golden Age is a 2009 Romanian omnibus film. It was screened as part of the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and is composed of six whimsical yet blackly comic short stories, each one set in the late communist period in Romania and based on urban myths from the time, reflecting the perspective of ordinary people. The title of the film refers to the alleged "Golden Age" (by communist propaganda) of the last 15 years of Nicolae Ceausescu's regime. Each episode concludes with "legend tells us ... ", each item being legend because, of course, no such thing could have happened during the "Golden Age". The film is in Romanian with English subtitles.
Duration: 155 minutes