Don't Miss 2012
Tue, December 11 , 2012
Evening Readings @ Queens College
December 10 - December 10 , 2012
Polish and Romanian Carols
Mon, December 10 , 2012
Moshe Yassur on Yiddish Theatre
November 25 - December 1 , 2012
Djuvara and Plesu published in Canada
Tue, October 30 , 2012
Norman Manea and Claudio Magris
October 10 - October 12 , 2012
Romanian play in Washington Heights
October 5 - October 14 , 2012
Matei Varga performs Chopin
October 1 - October 11 , 2012
Mungiu's BEYOND THE HILLS at NYFF
Thu, September 27 , 2012
Cristian Nemescu: Short Films
Tue, September 25 , 2012
Sanda Weigl concert at Joe's Pub
September 15 - December 31 , 2012
Romanian Artists @ SFMOMA
Sat, September 1 , 2012
Vladimir Tismaneanu The Devil in History
August 31 - September 2 , 2012
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu back in NYC
July 6 - July 8 , 2012
4th Romanian Film Fest in Chicago
June 23 - August 20 , 2012
Vlad Agachi residency @ Tanglewood Music
Tue, June 19 , 2012
Norman Manea at National Arts Club
May 31 - July 27 , 2012
Works by Romanian artists@Lombard Fried
May 18 - May 26 , 2012
Sorescu: Jonah Interrupted in Buffalo
Tue, May 8 , 2012
Gianina Carbunariu's Kebab at Origin
May 5 - June 4 , 2012
Dumitru Gorzo's solo work at SLAG
May 4 - May 7 , 2012
Boar and Tinei at NADA New York
May 4 - May 7 , 2012
Two Romanian Galleries in Frieze NYC
May 3 - May 7 , 2012
Romanian films in SEE Fest, Los Angeles
May 3 - July 15 , 2012
Sasha Meret in Conference of the Birds
Sun, April 29 , 2012
Matei Varga and Linden String Quartet
Wed, April 25 , 2012
Our School in SEEFEST
Mon, April 23 , 2012
Andrei Serban and F. Murray Abraham
April 20 - May 30 , 2012
Negura Bunget on a U.S. and Canada Tour
April 16 - April 19 , 2012
Eastern European Culture@Queens Library
March 31 - May 1 , 2012
Our School continues its U.S. screenings
March 28 - March 30 , 2012
BEST INTENTIONS in Cleveland
March 8 - March 11 , 2012
Razvan Boar and Dumitru Gorzo at Volta
March 7 - March 15 , 2012
Alex Rotaru’s documentary SHAKESPEARE
March 1 - March 18 , 2012
Nic Ularu returns at La MaMa
February 23 - March 2 , 2012
Liliana Ursu on a U.S. poetry tour
Sun, February 19 , 2012
Alexandru Andries in NY
February 10 - February 12 , 2012
Catalin Dorian Florescu in NYC
Thu, February 9 , 2012
Stefano Ionescu @ the Fine Arts Museum o
February 7 - August 12 , 2012
Sasha Meret’s Sand Calligraphy @ MAD
Mon, February 6 , 2012
Our School at the Brattle Theatre
January 27 - February 5 , 2012
Hotel Project
January 25 - January 26 , 2012
Ionel Petroi's French Lessons
Mon, January 23 , 2012
Saul Steinberg's Italian Years @ Center
January 22 - February 24 , 2012
Pianist Vlad Iftinca's NYC concerts
January 20 - January 29 , 2012
Nic Ularu's "Hieronymus" at La MaMa
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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu back in NYC

FRI, August 31, 8.45 pm
SUN, September 2, 5 pm

Walter Reade Theater
Film Society of Lincoln Center

165 West 65th Street, NYC


Screening on September 2 introduced by past NYFF Selection Committee member Phillip Lopate

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Screenings part of the series "50 years of the New York Film Festival"

Cristi Puiu's "The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu" will be screened at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, as part of FSLC's anniversary series "5o Years of New York Film Festival". The second screening, on September 2, will be introduced by past NYFF Selection Committee member Phillip Lopate.

The film that ignited the much-discussed Romanian New Wave, Cristi Puiu’s extraordinary second feature traces the odyssey of one Dante Remus Lăzărescu as he journeys through a public health system that closely resembles the nine circles of hell. It begins when the elderly. Lăzărescu (the great Romanian stage actor Ion Fiscuteanu) feels unwell and calls for an ambulance, which never comes. So he calls again, and waits some more, until finally the paramedics arrive—and the real trouble begins. As the night wears on and his condition deteriorates, alone but for the kindness of the occasional stranger (like the ambulance nurse Mioara, brilliantly played by Luminiţa Gheorghiu), he journeys from hospital to hospital, encountering overcrowded emergency rooms and overly officious physicians and discovering that all patients, regardless of what ails them, are uniformly bandaged up in red tape. Striking a delicate balance between gripping medical thriller and scabrous institutional satire, The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu is ultimately an absurdly funny and unbearably tragic snapshot of the human condition.
 
"This sardonic, darkly humorous, compulsively vibrant feature seems so realistic and convincing, unfolding as though in real time, that it’s hard to believe it was acted." —NYFF 43 program note
 
"The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu is raw, melancholy and unflinching, but it is also lyrical, funny and, perhaps paradoxically, full of life. And though the wobbling camera and the use of unflattering available light create an atmosphere of tough, unadorned naturalism, the film is also, on closer inspection, a remarkably artful piece of work, with a strong, unpredictable story, rigorous camera work and powerfully understated performances." —A.O. Scott, The New York Times
 
Image courtesy of MANDRAGORA MOVIES / THE KOBAL COLLECTION

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