Film Preview: Aferim! (2016)

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(January 17, 2016) Original

Release Date:

January 22, 2016

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Set in early 19th century Wallachia, when a local policeman, Costandin, is hired by Iordache, a boyar (local noble), to find Carfin, a Gypsy slave who had run away from the boyar’s estate after having an affair with his wife, Sultana. Costandin sets out to find the fugitive, beginning a journey full of adventures. Gypsy slavery lasted from the 14th century up until the middle of the 19th century, a situation which is very little known and almost nonexistent in the public debate today, although its impact continues to influence Romania’s social life.”

Poster Rating: B-

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Review: Unless you’ve seen the trailer, you won’t perfectly understand this design. Hearkening back to westerns of years gone by, this colorful sunset is fascinating, but for a black-and-white film is utterly misleading.

Trailer Rating: B-

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Review: Consisting of homages to old westerns might have an appeal were it not for the admittedly fascinating black-and-white motif nor the seeming lack of adequate narrative details.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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