The mysterious legend of Lake Techirghiol (Tekirgöl) in southeastern Romania is at the heart of The Miracle of Tekir, a place known for the healing properties and miraculous cures of its thermal waters and muds. These waters visually suffuse the film’s design as well as its narrative. Director Ruxandra Zenide’s enigmatic project is an almost dreamlike departure from the earthy realism of contemporary Romanian cinema, offering a multilayered view of Romanian history, culture, and society. (Ruxandra Zenide, 2016, subtitles, 90 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.