A writer disillusioned with his life in Bucharest returns to his ancestral village after a long absence, hoping for deliverance. He encounters two former classmates: Petrica, his old best friend now married with children, and Paula, his former sweetheart, recently divorced. A reflection on the painful struggles that persist below the surface of things, Back Home’s thoughtful message is balanced by cinematographer Andrei Butică’s poetic portrayal of small-town life. (Andrei Cohn, 2015, subtitles, 91 minutes)
This program is in conjunction with the National Gallery of Art.
This event is part of the European Month of Culture (EUMC). Now in its fifth year, EUMC is a month-long festival of innovative and creative events for the American public highlighting the diverse cultures of all 28 European Union Member countries. Enjoy film, dance, music, theatre, exhibits, language classes, workshops and more in great venues throughout Washington DC. Most events are free! To see all EUMC events, click here.