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Contemporary Romanian CinemaThe History of an Unexpected Miracle$
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Dominique Nasta

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231167451

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231167451.001.0001

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Dan Piţa

Dan Piţa

A Filmmaker for All Seasons

Chapter:
(p.47) Chapter 4 Dan Piţa
Source:
Contemporary Romanian Cinema
Author(s):

Dominique Nasta

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167451.003.0005

This chapter focuses on Romanian filmmaker Dan Piţa. Piţa is extremely interesting figure in the context of Romanian cinema due to his unusual longevity: his career has spanned more than thirty years, starting in the early 1970s and continuing well into the first decade of the twenty-first century. He is also highly versatile and has dealt with all cinematic genres: shorts, important docu-fictions, realistic films dealing with everyday topics, heritage films, television series, Romanian-style westerns, encrypted (metaphorical) cinema, and less inspired post-Communist naturalistic films on controversial topics. His films include Filip cel Bun (Filip the Kind, 1974), probably one of the most comprehensive chronicles of Romanian city life on film; and Omul zilei (The Man of the Day, 1997), another “slice of life”from neo-capitalist Romania, featuring a vicious politician in a totally perverted environment.

Keywords:   filmmakers, filmmaking, Dan Piţa, Romanian films, Romanian cinema, Filip cel Bun, Filip the Kind, Omul zilei, The Man of the Day

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