Uppercase Print (US Premiere)
by Radu Jude
2020, docu-drama, 133 minutes
Inspired by a 1981 real event—Mugur Călinescu, a high school student in a provincial city, writes graffiti messages about food shortages and lack of freedom—Jude’s film combines archival footage from Romania’s infamous secret police, old TV clips, and a cinematic recreation of Gianina Cărbunariu’s “documentary play” by the same title. Once caught, Mugur, his family, neighbors, and friends, all go through intimidation and interrogation, which break any form of resistance. Camera, like in Jude’s other films, is not simply a recording device, but a conscious witness who adds to the story its own point of view. Uppercase Print was nominated for the Best Feature Film award at IndieLisboa Independent Film festival in Portugal and at the Transilvania International Film Festival.
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