Why Are the Bells Ringing, Mitica?
- Original title
De ce trag clopotele, Mitica? (Why Are the Bells Ringing, Mitica?)
- Running time
- 119 min.
Lucian Pintilie (Work: Ion Luca Caragiale)
Casa de Filme Cinci / Casa de Filme Unu
- Synopsis / Plot
- Based on a theatrical text by Romanian writer Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912), who was a bitter and funny witness of the turn-of-the-20th-century Romanian bourgeois mores, Carnival Scenes manages to preserve and further enhance the slightly hysteric atmosphere of his plays. Pintilie creates a strange combination of carnival scenes which is brought to the screen as a burlesque, fast-paced, screwball comedy with a meditative undertone. This film was banned in Romania for a decade until the death of Ceausescu in 1989 and was only released after the 1989 revolution.
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