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2022
Edition
RIFF 2022

The Potemkinists

18 Minutes | Romania | 2022

Synopsis

In 1905, the sailors on the battleship Potemkin were given political asylum in Romania – an act of defiance against Russia. In 2021, a sculptor wants to create a work of art inspired by the event.

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Director’s Bio

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Radu Jude is a Romanian director and screenwriter. In 2006, he made the short film The Tube with a Hat, winner of more than 50 international awards. Jude’s feature debut The Happiest Girl in the World (2009) was selected for more than 50 international film festivals. Titles such as Aferim!, Scarred Hearts and Everybody in Our Family followed and won multiple awards.The international premiere of The Dead Nation in Locarno 2017 marked his debut in documentary film. “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” (2018) won the Crystal Globe for Best Film and Label Europa Cinema Prize in Karlovy Vary in 2018.
Uppercase Print and The Exit of the Trains (co-directed with Adrian Cioflâncă), premiered in Berlinale Forum 2020.
His latest feature, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, won the Golden Bear in Berlinale 2021.
In the summer of 2021, Radu Jude was present in Locarno IFF – Corti d’Autore with the short Caricaturana and in Venice IFF – Out of Competition with the short film Semiotic Plastic.
In 2022, Jude returned to Berlinale with a short documentary co-directed with Cioflâncă: Memories from the Eastern Front.
His latest short, The Potemkinists world premieres in Quinzaine des Realisateurs 2022.

Film Details

  • Year:
    2022
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    18 Minutes
  • Languages:
    Romanian, Russian
  • Countries:
    Romania
  • Premiere:
    Icelandic Premiere
  • Edition:
    RIFF 2022
  • Director:
    Radu Jude
  • Screenwriter:
    Radu Jude
  • Producer:
    Ada Solomon
  • Cast:
    Alexandru Dabija, Cristina Draghici

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