After the Revolution

După revoluție

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Laurențiu Calciu
83 Min.

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După revoluție


• 20 March, 20:15, Cinema Elvire Popesco

The film will be screened in the presence of: Laurențiu Calciu, Nicolae Rațiu

• 23 March, 20:00, POINT

The film will be screened in the presence of: Laurențiu Calciu

Laurențiu Calciu
Laurențiu Calciu was a maths teacher and film buff when Romania’s 1989 revolution struck. Then he got hold of a VHS camera and discovered documentary by filming the aftermath of the 1989 revolution. He then studied Documentary filmmaking at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, UK. He has made films in the UK, Greece and Romania.
Nicolae Rațiu
Nicolae Rațiu is Chairman of the Rațiu Family Charitable Foundation, President of the Rațiu Democracy Centre, Managing Director of Regent House Properties Ltd., and senior advisor to the family’s Bellerive group of companies in UK, France, and Romania, with a major portfolio in real estate development and investment. Educated in the United Kingdom at Marlborough College, and New York University in the United States, with a BSc in Marine Transportation and Economics.
Nicolae is the younger of two sons of the former Romanian politician Ion Rațiu. Born in Davos, Switzerland, Nicolae became more involved in Romanian issues in his early 40s in 1990 after the collapse of communism when his father returned to Romania to run for the presidency. His principal responsibility alongside his father was the founding of the COTIDIANUL daily newspaper and itssupporting printing company.
As Chairman of The Rațiu Foundation, a British registered charity with its headquarters in London, Nicolae chairs a board which awards annually up to 100 grants, worth c. GBP 200000, in a wide variety of fields of study, research, and travel. Funding for projects is today focused more on civil society and democracy-related initiatives.
A businessman and philanthropist, alongside the Rațiu Foundation, Nicolae is also a trustee of a number of further charities in Romania and the UK, amongst which are The Romanian Cultural Centre in London, Pro Patrimonio (The National Trust of Romania), ADEPT, and The Relief Fund for Romania.


What happens when a nation rids itself of a political regime and is left without leaders? The post-revolution tensions in Romania stirred not only panic, but also a general feeling of paranoia, where the group of provisional leaders was under constant scrutiny and anyone could be suspected by their fellow citizens of terrorism, of opportunism, of partisanship with the remaining communists. As an indication of this frantic sense of distrust, the protests against the National Salvation Front are captured in an x-ray of those times by Laurențiu Calciu, wandering haphazardly amid the crowds, shoved from side to side, from speaker to speaker, always finding himself in the middle of the most spirited debates. As though frozen in history, Romanians were taking to the streets in order to purge their country of the recently defeated communism, while their story was spreading outside national borders and reaching the whole of Europe, now that the weight of the Iron Curtain had been lifted off them. (Andreea Chiper)

* Adoptat de: DeClic

awards and festivals

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2010

FID Marseille 2010

Edinburgh Film Festival 2011

European Film Festival Bucharest 2012

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