"I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians" — FINAL DAY

(Jul. 19-Aug. 1) — “Tasked with staging a public performance relating to Romanian history, an idealistic theatre director opts to stage a re-enactment of a 1941 massacre of tens of thousands of Jews by Romanian troops. Her choice angers a city official who threatens to close the production because of its “anti-Romanian” take on history. However, the reaction to the piece is one that neither anticipated. This internationally-acclaimed dark satire is a timely statement about the consequences of selective and willful amnesia on a society fueled by populist sentiments.” — Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Radu Jude’s sixth feature comes on the heels of a pair of critical favorites— "Aferim!" featured on New York Times critic A.O. Scott’s “Best of 2016” list; and "Scarred Hearts," which made The New Yorker critic Richard Brody’s “Best of 2018” list.

"I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians" was a nomination for Best Foreign Film in the 2019 Academy Awards.



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