Celebration of Romanian cinema: "Andrei Ujică Retrospective"

Celebration of Romanian cinema: "Andrei Ujică Retrospective"

As a continuation of the approach of familiarizing young people with Romanian cultural projects of great importance on the European stage, the University of the West in Timișoara organizes an "Andrei Ujică Retrospective", a program dedicated to the cinematography of the great director.

"Andrei Ujică Retrospective" represents a symbolic moment in the context of TM 2023, celebrating the outstanding contribution of an artist from Timisoara of European scope.

Andrei Ujică, Romanian writer and director who emigrated to Germany in 1981, had a career of several years as a teacher at the Academy of Theater and Film in Karlsruhe. He is the director from Timisoara with the most significant international career, having awarded films and screened at prestigious festivals around the world, being the subject of analysis for some of the most notable film critics.

The retrospective is not just a look into the past, but offers the opportunity for reflection, with the participation of film critics from France and Romania: Antoine de Baecque, Alice Leroy and Andrei Gorzo.

In this event, we invite you to take part in "History in motion. Three films by Andrei Ujică", screenings introduced by Andrei Gorzo and followed by discussions with the audience in the presence of the director. The films scheduled are:

Videograms from a revolution / Videogramme einer Revolution
Directed by: Andrei Ujică & Harun Farocki
Documentary – Germany/Romania – 1992 – 1h47m
Spoken in German, subtitled in Romanian
November 22, 20:30 – 23:00, Cinema Victoria

Out of the present
Directed by: Andrei Ujică
With: Sergei Krikalev, Anatoli Artsebarski, Alexander Volkov
Documentary – Germany/France/Belgium/Russia – 1995 – 1h35min
Spoken in Russian, subtitled in English
November 23, 20:30 – 23:00, Cinema Victoria

Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaușescu
Director: Andrei Ujică
Documentary – Romania – 2010 – 3h00m
Spoken in Romanian
November 24, 19:30 – 23:00, Cinema Victoria

Tickets can be purchased here:…/istoria-in-miscare-trei…/.

At the same time, we are waiting for you at the conference "Filmmaker from the end of the world" on November 25 at 18:00 in room A01, UVT, where Andrei Gorzo will make the introduction to the event. We are happy to have the historian Antoine de Baecque in a conversation with Andrei Ujică. The conference will be moderated by Alice Leroy from Cahiers du Cinéma.

Andrei Gorzo, known for his film reviews and analyzes in the magazine 24-FUN and the newspaper Dilema veche, as well as for his active involvement in cultural events, will bring a valuable perspective to the introduction of the event, complementing the expertise of the invited critics.

Antoine de Baecque, graduate of École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud, specialist in XNUMXth-century cultural history, will contribute a detailed view, complementing the discussions with his expertise in the field of film history and aesthetics.

Alice Leroy, visual studies researcher and lecturer in film history and aesthetics, will moderate the event, ensuring a fluent discussion lead and highlighting the contributions of invited experts.

The event is part of the national cultural program "Timișoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023" and is financed by the program Inside Timișoara 2023, run by the Project Center of the Municipality of Timișoara, with amounts allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture and co-financed by the Timiș County Council, through the TimCultura 2023 program. Partner: Cinema Victoria.

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