Imagine Ceausescu would come back 20 years after he was overthrown and executed. That he would start comparing the state in which he left the country, with the state of today.
The proposal might seem absurd or funny, and it is. Anyway, what about the post communist reality? It’s better to see it as a comedy: there’s nothing more we can change about it. After Eastern European countries joined the EU, our recipe for capitalism might be successful in other parts of the world.
In the early 1990s, Alexandru Solomon emerged as a young director of photography and he started making
documentaries aside from filming feature films. Solomon was among the first Romanian film-makers who committed themselves to a then compromised genre; today, he is one of the leading political filmmakers
coming out of Romania and active on the international documentary scene. Solomon’s previous work, ‘The Great Communist Bank Robbery’ (2004), was awarded Best Film at the History Film Festival in Pessac, France and the Prize for Social Values at Documenta Madrid.