The Bucuresti Experiment (Experimentul Bucureşti)
Presented by the Romanian Film Initiative
Romania. Dir. Tom Wilson. 2013, 68 mins. Digital projection. With Carmen Anton, Andrei Juvina. Director Tom Wilson daringly unearths the realstory of the 1989 revolution in Romania, exposing a disquieting alternative history of secret psychological engineering—the only trouble is, where does fact end and fiction begin? Playing a beguiling game of cat and mouse with the audience, Wilson pitches this fascinating experimental documentary in a gray zone somewhere between urgent exposé and sly mockumentary, without tipping his hand as to which it actually is until the final exhilarating minutes. Preceded by the director’s debut short Before the Fall (2011).
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