Saturday, February 05, 2011

IN TRANSIT (2008, Joanne Richardson, A+++++)

"All nationalism is based on the myths of its origins" – a quote from the Romanian film IN TRANSIT (2008, Joanne Richardson, A+++++), which is shown at Jamjuree Art Gallery until Feb 6.

What I like very much in this film is the story about the city CLUJ-NAPOCA. There seems to be the myths about Roman culture and Dacian culture in this city. And this city also became a cultural war zone between Romania and Hungary in the early 2000's.

From Wikipedia:
"After the end of totalitarian rule, the nationalist politician Gheorghe Funar became mayor and governed for the next 12 years. His tenure was marked by strong Romanian nationalism and acts of ethnic provocation against the Hungarian-speaking minority. This deterred foreign investment;"

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