Romania | 2007 | 155min | dir. Cristian Nemescu | cast: Armand Assante, Razvan Vasilescu, Jamie Elman, Maria Dinulescu. Cert.15
In Romanian with English subtitles.
Cristian Nemescu's posthumous feature debut was inspired by an event that had occurred in the late 1990s during the Kosovo war. A village station master in a Bucharest suburb blocks a train filled with military equipment and American marines for lack of legitimate customs papers. The scenario unfolds over the course of several days, as village locals mingle with the stranded troops. Forced to live side by side, both groups discover that life can never again be quite the same.
Winner of the prestigious Cannes award Un Certain Regard in 2007.
Far and above, California Dreamin' is the most lively and liberated film proposal we've seen in our entire ten days.
Pascale Ferran, awarding the Cannes' Un Certain Regard
California Dreamin' is part of the Romanian Cinematheque, a year-round programme that brings the best Romanian films to London.
Partners: the National Centre for Cinematography in Romania (CNC)
When: Tuesday, 13 July, 7pm;
Where: Romanian Cultural Institute London.
Free entrance. To attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 0207 752 0134.
Early booking recommended.