Second Game, The (Al doilea joc)

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu

Year: 2014

Country: Romania

Running time: 97min

Premiere type: UK

Location / Venue: Rich Mix

Date: 19/06

Time: 9 PM

A timely film in a World Cup year, Romanian New Wave auteur Corneliu Porumboiu’s (12:08 East of Bucharest, Police, AdjectiveThe Second Game takes us back to 3rd of December 1988, a night in which the director’s father filmmaker was acting as the referee in a football match between two Bucharest teams, Steaua and Dinamo. 25 years later, the two sit down to re-watch the match together. The result is a commentary on father-son relations, the transition from a dictatorship to democracy, and the numerous ways that the beautiful game can act as a vehicle for hopes, fears and memories of those that watch it. A glorious film. 

Screening supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute.Romanian Cultual institute

Tickets available from the Rich Mix website here.


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