The București Experiment

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Film runs Sat, Nov 30 through Tue, Dec 3.

The București Experiment
Tom Wilson, 2013
Romania | 68 minutes

U.S. Premiere! Director Tom Wilson in person!

The less one knows about this clever and disturbing film (or documentary?), the better. Directed by first-timer Tom Wilson, a British journalist living in Bucharest, The București Experiment daringly explores what really happened in 1989, when Romania suffered a coup d’état. The secret police knew about it and had time to prepare for the big change, setting in motion an experiment in psychological engineering. Following a participant to the experiment and his former partner (who used to be a famous pop singer), Wilson goes way beyond any expectations in the way he actually interrogates the transition from Communism to Capitalism. It's true, he plays a dangerous game with the audience, but to say why he wins would mean to spoil the startling revelations of his film.

Series: Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema 2013

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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