International premiere of film FREEDOM
The Competition Programme – Feature Film of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival was continued tonight at 19:00 with the international premiere of the Romanian film FREEDOM by Tudor Giurgiu in the Sarajevo National Theatre. Film had its world premiere on Transilvania International Film Festival, where it won Public's Choice Award.
In the chaotic days of the December 1989 revolution that overthrew the Communist regime in Romania, the Transylvanian city of Sibiu becomes the scene of a violent assault on a police unit that quickly escalates into a bloody confrontation between soldiers, policemen, civilian protesters, and representatives of the secret police. In a desperate attempt to escape the siege, police captain Viorel is captured by the army and thrown into an empty swimming pool along with hundreds of prisoners accused of terrorism.
Director: Tudor Giurgiu
Cast: Alex Calangiu, Cătălin Herlo, Ionuț Caras, Iulian Postelnicu, Alexandru Papadopol, Leonid Doni, Andi Vasluianu, Toma Cuzin, Mirela Oprișor