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Florida Premiere

Scarred Hearts

Directed by Radu Jude

Romania, Germany | 141 minutes | 2016

Romanian with English subtitles

Based on the autobiographical writings of Jewish Romanian author Max Blecher, considered by worldwide critics a "lost master," Scarred Hearts is an eerily gorgeous film set in the summer of 1937 when a young man with ambitions to write is confined to a sanatorium on the Black Sea coast for treatment of his tuberculosis. A highly intelligent Jewish young man in his early twenties with a penchant for quoting poetry, he tries to live life to its fullest--keeping up his good humor, arguing over politics with blithe anti-Semites, and falling in love with a recovered former patient--but is it only a matter of time until he becomes resigned to his arbitrary fate? With pitch-black humor and magisterial cinematography, Scarred Hearts immerses us in a world which is equal parts terrifying and hysterical laughter, while also taking a haunting sideways glance at the rise of Romania's extreme Iron Guard. Winner of the prestigious Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival.

Foreign Title Inimi Cicatrizate
Director Radu Jude
Countries of Production Romania, Germany
Year of Presentation 2016
Language(s) Romanian with English subtitles
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 141 minutes
Principal Cast Lucian Teodor Rus, Serban Pavlu, Ivana Mladenovic, Ilinca Harnut

Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival

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