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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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Puiu, Porumboiu, Muntean and the Impact of Romanian Film Minimalism

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Contemporary Romanian Cinema

Dominique Nasta

Columbia University Press

This chapter focuses on three of the most important representatives of the minimalist trend in Romanian cinema: Cristi Puiu, Corneliu Porumboiu, and Radu Muntean. Two authors are largely responsible for the creation of the minimalist model: Cristi Puiu and screenwriter/novelist Răzvan Rădulescu, from whose incisive and metaphysical writing technique almost all the important recent films originate. Puiu's films include Marfa ş i banii (Stuff and Dough, 2001), a road movie with a distinctly a documentary flavor. Porumboiu's films include Pe aripile vinului (Gone with the Wine, 2002) about a young peasant seeking to get away from what clearly appears to be an uneducated, vulgar, alcoholic milieu. Muntean's films include Furia (Fury, 2001), which was meant to be an authentic expression of his own fury, his rage against the violence and boorishness reigning in post-Communist Romania.

Keywords:   Romanian films, Romanian cinema, minimalism, Cristi Puiu, Corneliu Porumboiu, Radu Muntean, Răzvan Rădulescu

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