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

Before turning to film, he studied English literature and worked as a teacher and a journalist. He was assistant director to Bertrand Tavernier and Mihaileanu. Awarded at Cannes Film Festival with the Palme d’Or for Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days, and the Best Screenplay Award for Beyond the Hills.

Filmography: Más allá de las colinas (2012), Historias de la edad de oro (2009), Cuatro meses, tres semanas y dos días (2007), Occident (2002), The Firemen's Choice (curt, 2000), Zapping (curt, 2000, Nothing by Chance (curt, 1999), The Hand of Paulista (curt, 1998), Mariana (curt, 1997)

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