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Ceausescu sold to BENELUX and USA

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu by Romanian filmmaker Andrei Ujică reports on its latest international sales success. The film that has garnered a number of awards and is part of East Silver will be distributed in the USA by Front Desk and in the Benelux countries by the Eye Film Institute.

[Source: Film New Europe, April 27, 2011]

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu Racks up New Sales
Iulia Blaga

Bucharest - Romanian documentary director Andrei Ujică's The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu was sold to the USA to be distributed by Front Desk and to the Benelux territory where the distributor is Eye Film Institute, representatives of Mandragora Movies told FNE. The French premeire of the acclaimed film took place on 13 April 2011, followed by the Dutch premiere on 14 April. The film has been distributed in Italy (Cinecitta Luce), Portugal (Clap Filmes), France (Mandragora International), and Romania (Voodoo Film). Mandragora International is handling the sales.

Ujica's film topped the indieWIRE chart of undistributed films in the United States at the end of 2010 and also entered the Sight & Sound charts for 2010.

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu (Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceausescu) is produced by Velvet Moraru and Icon Production, in association with the Romanian public television and with the support of the Romanian National Centre for Cinema, Arte Vizuale Foundation Romania, FG / ZKM FIMINSTITUT Karslruhe, and with the support from Media Partnership. The project was developed with Neue Mira Filmproduktion, with the support of Nordmedia Fonds GmbH.


The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu

Director: Ujica Andrei
Producer: Moraru Velvet
Production company: Icon Production

Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceausescu , Romania, 2010, 180 min, 35 mm, History, Politics, Portrait

"After all, a dictator is simply an artist who is able to fully put into practice his egotism. It is a mere question of aesthetic level, whether he turns out to be Baudelaire or Bolintineanu, Louis XVI or Nicolae Ceausescu." (Andrei Ujica). During the summary trial that he and his wife were submitted to, Nicolae Ceausescu is reviewing his long reign in power: 1965-1989. It is an historical tableau that in its scope resembles American film frescos such as those dedicated to the Vietnam War.

East Silver 2010 / Silver Eye Award Nominee

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