Acropolis Cinema presents: Sieranevada
Sieranevada (Dir. Cristi Puiu)
Date: September 2, 2017
Location: Downtown Independent
Address: 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles premiere!
Voted the best undistributed film of 2016 by Film Comment!
Writer-director Puius fifth feature plays tricks with the viewer from its elusive startan elaborate, extended street scene involving two testy parents and their young daughterto a finale three hours later that brings this remarkably staged masterpiece to an unexpected end. In between is one of the most sustained extended sequences in movie history: A family memorial service/gathering for a doctor patriarch. Inside a Bucharest apartment, a whole macrocosm of Romanian society seems to be on display, with comedy, bitterness, paranoia, love and barely concealed anger bouncing around the rooms. Cinematographer Barbu Balasoius roaming camera becomes like a member of the family, capable of quirks and upsets and irony. As always, Puius actors are superhuman, yet appear to be hardly acting at all.
The Downtown Independent Theater (View)
251 S Main Street
Los Angeles, CA, CA 90012