Keswick Film Club - California Dreamin'

Sunday 16th November 5:00 PM

California Dreamin' (Nesfarsit)

Director: Christian Nemescu Country: Romania
Cert: 15 Year: 2008 Length: 155 mins Language: Romanian
California Dreamin'

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Audience Reaction

Score: 70.24% Attendance: 97




Nesfarsit meaning 'unfinished', the tragedy of this film is the death in a Bucharest road accident in August 2006 of the director and his sound editor. Nemescu would probably have trimmed his Kusturica-like feature debut, but it is left in all its glorious original state. We are in rural Romania during the Nato bombing of Yugoslavia, when Americans on a military train find themselves unceremoniously shunted on to the sidings because they lack customs documents. A black Balkan farce ensues as soldiers and townspeople try to fraternise, and the grasping stationmaster spots an opportunity...

Winner, Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2007


open_quote Spins a complex dark comedy of near-Shakespearean proportions. close_quote ALISSA SIMON, VARIETY


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