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Filmfest DC - Sieranevada

Run Time: 173 Minutes


Cristi Puiu

Romania, 2016

A dozen years after revitalizing the contemporary Romanian cinema with The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, writer-director Cristi Puiu is back with a precisely choreographed, supremely audacious family dance in the shadow of tragedy and societal unease. Three days after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, neurologist Lary (Mimi Branescu) and his wife, Laura (Catalina Moga), attend his mother, Nusa (Dana Dogaru), in her Bucharest flat to mourn the recent passing of his father—as do more than a dozen extended family members. As they wait for the priest, who is late, the often cruel shorthand of family grievances, grudges, and contemporary international gossip come to the fore. Consummately blocked and paced, the cumulative effect of Sieranevada (the odd title of which is never even referred to, much less explained) is that the average viewer is bound to think “Gee, maybe my family’s not so intolerable after all.” Guaranteed.—Eddie Cockrell



In Romanian and English with English subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Sieranevada
Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:15 PM
Landmark's E Street Cinema  
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Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $13.00

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark's E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004