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Film Screening: Tales from the Golden Age (Romania, 2009)

We are kindly inviting all interested students and colleagues to the first film screening in the series of Post-Socialist Screenings at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) this autumn.

A scene from the movie "Tales from the Golden Age" (Romania, 2009).
Photo: Cinemagia

About the film

Tales from the Golden Age (written by Cristian Mungiu and Hanno Höfer) consists of six short stories from the late communist period in Romania. These popular urban legends are often believed to be true, and the humor used in them reflects what kept Romanians alive during the Nicolae Ceauşescu’s regime.

“It is a hearty satirical guffaw of gallows humor that illustrates how laughter helped buoy the spirits of an oppressed citizenry.”

Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Where and when

September 11, 6.00 PM, auditorium 3, Sophus Bugges hus. Tea and coffe will be served. All interested are welcome.

About Post-Socialist Screenings

After 1989, people in post-socialist countries faced extensive systemic changes on the economic and political levels, which affected their public and private lives. Sometimes the borders in-between were swept away relentlessly, leaving people behind. The film screenings shown at ILOS this autumn are about people who lived through socialism, and those who are trying to find their place and their identity in post-socialist society.

Read more about this autumn's program and the Post-Socialist Screenings.


The Post-Socialist Screenings are organized by Anastasia K. Røen and Mónika Dánél, with the support of Centre for Slavic and Easter European Studies, project Probing the Boundaries of the (Trans)National and Elisa Storchi and Randi Cathinka Neverdal from University of Oslo Library.

Published Sep. 2, 2019 4:56 PM - Last modified Sep. 2, 2019 5:26 PM