[Source: Film New Europe, April 27, 2011]
The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu Racks up New Sales
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about the film at www.the-autobiography.com.