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The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu: Film Screening at the UCR Culver Center of the Arts

Jan 20, 2012 – Jan 21, 2012
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Director: Andrei Ujica

Director Andrei Ujica poured over 1,000 hours of footage, including state propaganda, newsreels and home movies, to complete a film about the former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. The resulting “avant-documentary” presents the story of Ceausescu’s rise and fall as well as the history of the media manipulation that made it possible.


“Uses Soviet-era lies to uncover buried truths about its subject.”
- Ann Hornaday
Washington Post


“The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu is all about created perception, and Ujică brilliantly manages to craft a film that is not just about a real character, but a formal reflection of its subject.”
- Ian Buckwalter


Offical Selection Cannes and New York Film Festival, 2010


Romania/Germany | 180 minutes | Unrated

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