COLLECTIVE (COLECTIV), 2019
Romania | HDD, Color, 109’ | Romanian, English
Director: Alexander Nanau
Cast: Razvan Lutac, Mirela Neag, Catalin Tolontan
The nomination from Romania, Collective is a documentary, an uncommon genre for the Oscar category for Best International Feature Film, and the only one of its kind this year. The film portrays the story of reporters working in a sports newspaper who uncover a huge health scandal that ended up with the death of dozens of innocent people, and which involved the government and property owners. The tragic events that begin with a fire that broke out in a nightclub in 2015 are narrated with a breathtaking tempo and a meticulous storyline. Despite the local nature of the story, the film reminds viewers the virtue of journalism and the importance of pursuing the truth.
This film will be on view from February 26, 12.00 - February 28, 12.00.