2021 is a special year for the Romanian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (RoCham) as it marks our 10 years anniversary. It feels like yesterday a group of enthusiastic Romanians based in Hong Kong had this idea to set up an organization for the Romanian community living in Hong Kong.
To celebrate this important milestone, RoCham has partnered up with Broadway Cinematheque and launched the Romanian Revelations! – Radu Jude Retrospective (a Hong Kong event dedicated to our own 🇷🇴 Radu Jude). Every day from 16 December 2021 to 14 January 2022 you will have the chance to watch a Romanian movie in a Broadway Cinematheque venue.
Having won the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival in March, Jude’s work has received a lot of attention among local audiences who have long been enamored with Romanian films for the past two decades with the emergence of the Romanian New Wave. The Broadway Cinematheque’s full retrospective of his work, including both his features and his short films, will be the most extensive programme dedicated to this filmmaker ever to be organised in Asia.
- The Happiest Girl in the World (2009) + The Tube With A Hat (2006)
- Everybody in Our Family (2012) + Caricaturana (2021)
- Aferim! (2015) + Dear Intellectuals (2020)
- Scarred Hearts (2016)
- The Dead Nation (2017) + Shadow of a Cloud (2013)
- “I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History as Barbarians” (2018)
- The Exit of the Trains (2020)
- Uppercase Print (2020)
- Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021) + Semiotic Plastic (2021)
Radu Jude’s Carte Blanche:
- The Cruise (Mircea Daneliuc, 1980) + A Fable (Radu Jude, 2020)
- An Unforgettable Summer (Lucian Pintilie, 1995) + It Can Pass Through the Wall (Radu Jude, 2014)
- Z32 (Avi Mograbi, 2008) + The Marshal’s Two Executions (Radu Jude, 2018)
- Respite (Harun Farocki, 2007) + A Story from Africa (Billy Woodberry, 2019) + Discipline and Punish (Radu Jude, 2019)
- Sicilia! (Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub, 1999)
- Masterclass with Radu Jude on Zoom!
Working across different genres (from fictional features and documentaries) and styles (from live-action drama to stillphotography collages), Radu Jude is one of the most audacious auteurs to have emerged from Romanian New Wave cinema in the 21st century. Tackling his country’s history and also present-day problems with aplomb, his sharp observations have brought him acclaim at top-ranked international film festivals, with his latest film, Bad Luck Banging, securing the grand prize at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2021.