"It is irrelevant if we come into history as barbarians," („Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari”) directed by Radu Jude, nominated Romania's proposal to compete for the "Best Foreign Language Film" award for the 2019 Oscar - The Academy Award.
The full-length feature, rewarded with the Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary Festival 2018, received the majority of the votes of this year's Romanian Film Selection Committee's Best Film Award for Best Oscars. The committee was made up of Dana Duma, Magda Mihăilescu, Ionut Mareş, Balint Zagoni, Iulia Blaga, Andrei Petrescu, Cristina Corciovescu, Marilena Ilieşiu and Claudiu Turcuş.
Eligible films were those that, according to the Oscars, had or will be premiered between 1 October 2017 and 30 September 2018, have run for at least seven consecutive days in a cinema in their home country and whose producers have expressed the option to participate in this preselection.
"It is irrelevant whether we will go as barbarians in history" will run in cinemas in September for a week in preview, and the premiere is scheduled for September 28th.
It is for the second time that a film by Radu Jude represents Romania's proposal for an Oscar nomination. The first was "Aferim!" for the 2016 awards.
Radu Jude's sixth feature film premiered in Karlovy Vary on July 2. The international specialist press called him "a smart alarm signal" on populism, "a provocative, sarcastic and crucial interrogation between past and present," and "a bold comedy drama."
The film tells the story of a historic reconstruction, the struggle from Odessa in the Second World War for a street show.
The cast: Ioana Iacob, Alexandru Dabija, Alex Bogdan, Ilinca Manolache, Serban Pavlu, Ion Rizea, Claudia Ieremia and Bogdan Cotleţ. The image is signed by Marius Panduru (RSC), the installation by Cătălin Cristuţiu, the sound by Jean Umanski, the mix by Cristinel Şirli, the sound design by Dana Bunescu, the decorations and the costumes by Iuliana Vîlsan.
"I'm Indifferent to Becoming as Barbarians in History" is a production of Hi Film in co-production with Endorfilm (Czech Republic), Les Films D'Ici (France), Klas Film (Bulgaria), Komplizen Film (Germany), ZDF , TVR, supported by the National Cinema Center, the Czech Film Fund, the L'Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, the National Center for Cinema and the L'Image Animée - Institut Français, the Bulgarian National Film Center and Eurimages.
Source: Centrul National al Cinematografiei / Romanian Film Centre (www.cnc.gov.ro)