Ten Great Romanian Films—Selected by Radu Ciorniciuc

A writer, undercover investigative journalist, and independent media champion of Romania, Radu Ciorniciuc made his directorial film debut with the documentary Acasă, My Home. Premiering at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Award for Cinematography, Acasă, My Home is now playing in select virtual theaters and cinemas courtesy of Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber.

Note from Radu, January 2021:

These are just a few of the greatest Romanian films that helped me understand the world, and especially the society I was brought up in. Some of them made me feel deeply sad about the injustices around me, some gave me the courage to stand for what I think it’s right. But most importantly,…

  • Aferim!
  • The Tube with a Hat
  • Child's Pose
  • Toto and his Sisters
  • A Mere Breath
  • 12:08 East of Bucharest
  • Chuck Norris vs Communism
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu
  • The Death of Mr. Lazarescu