Höfer, Mungiu, Popescu, Uricaru, Marculescu

Romania 155 min Fiction


Tales from the Golden Age is composed of five short stories. It is an unconventional personal history of the late communist period in Romania, told through its urban myths from the perspective of ordinary people. Comic, bizarre, surprising, these myths drew on the often surreal events of everyday life under the communist regime. Humor is what kept Romanians alive, and Tales from the Golden Age aims to re-capture that mood, portraying the survival of a nation having to face every day the twisted logic of a dictatorship.


Cristian Mungiu

He is one of the most prominent directors on the contemporary scene, the initiator of what is considered the new wave of Romanian cinema. His film The Death of Mr. Lazarescu won the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes, and since then all of his films have gone through the most important festivals. With Sieranevada, his fourth feature film, he won the Chicago Film Festival, and with Malmkrog he was awarded in Seville.

Filmography: MMXX (2023, D'A 2024), Malmkrog (2020, D'A 2021), Sieranevada (2016), Three Interpretation Exercises (2013), Aurora (2010, D'A 2011), The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005, D'A 2013), Cigarettes and Coffee (short film, 2004), Stuff and Dough (2001)

Cristian Mungiu

Film information

Original Title: Amintiri din epoca de aur
Director: Höfer, Mungiu, Popescu, Uricaru, Marculescu
Script: Cristian Mungiu
With: Alexandru Potocean, Avram Birau, Vlad Ivanov, Ion Sapdaru, Diana Cavallioti
Country: Romania
Year: 2009
Format: 35 mm
Length: 155 min
Language: Romanian
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2013