The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu
aka Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceauşescu
First screened in January 2019
Director: Andrei Ujică. Documentary chronicle of the political rise and fall of the Romanian ruler, compiled entirely from propaganda movies released by Ceauşescu's regime and from the family's home movies. Screenplay: Andrei Ujică.

Twitter Capsule: Archivally Impressive. Sly character details. Even "closed" societies are deeply connected.

VOR:   Not the easiest trick to repeat; there are even limits to how illuminating the experience can be. But as history and as formal gambit, it's really valuable.

Photo © 2010 ICON Production/CNC, © 2011 The Film Desk

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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