Synopsis

Part of the Dumitru Carabăț Retrospective, Constantin Vaeni’s debut in feature film is a ritual of confinement. A film yearning for cinematic expressivity and precise psychological explorations.

THE WALL - by Constantin Vaeni - feature film online on CINEPUB

Directed by: Constantin Vaeni
Script by: Dumitru Carabăţ, Costache Ciubotaru
Cast: Gheorghe Dinică, Gabriel Oseciuc, Victor Rebengiuc, Cornelia Pavlovici, Mitica Popescu, Nicolae Radu, Constantin Vaeni, George Mihaita, Marius Munteanu
Producers: Casa de filme Trei
Cinematography: Iosif Demian
Edit by: Doina Zaharia, Anca Dobrescu
Sound: Florin Olăhuț
Music: Cornelia Tăutu, Nina Cassian
Year: 1975
Category: feature film
Genre: drama
Duration: 119 minutes

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PLOT SUMMARY

At the beginning of the 1940s, a young illegal communist isolates himself in a walled room in order to secretly print, for who knows how long, the clandestine newspaper ”Free Romania”.

WHAT CRITICS SAY:

«In “The Wall” a real ritual of confinement takes place, with consequences – psychological, moral-volitional, physical – of the most diverse. On the other hand, the “hero’s escapes” into memory, dreams, nightmares, and the realities of the war years, project an individual tragedy into the context of a tragic era.» (Călin Căliman, History of Romanian Film)

FESTIVALS

  • 1975 – ACIN – Awards for music, soundtrack and editing
  • 1977 – Costinești – Award for the most interesting subject and the best music
  • 1978 – Brussels – Audience Grand Prize

ARTICLES

  • “The Wall” or “the chance for a great film idea” – aarc.ro
  • In the beginning was the word – aarc.ro

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