Întregalde

Întregalde

Director: Radu Muntean
Country: Romania

2021 | 104 min. | Romanian
Subtitles: English, German

Cast_ Maria Popistasu, Ilona Brezoianu, Alex Bogdan, Luca Sabin, Toma Cuzin, Gabor Bondi Screenplay_ Alexandru Baciu, Radu Muntean, Razvan Radulescu Camera_ Tudor Vladimir Panduru Producer_ Dragos Vilcu Copyright_ Voodoo Films

A charity expedition turns into a nightmare. IFFMH alumnus Radu Muntean once again proves himself to be one of the most interesting storytellers of the Romanian New Wave.

Taking a break from their comfortable city lives to participate in a humanitarian mission, Maria, Ilinca and Dan venture into a remote region of Transylvania with their SUV, delivering food to the poor rural population. On their way through a desolate Carpathian forest, they give a ride to a seemingly disoriented old man who ends up putting their generosity to a serious test. 'Întregalde' is a shape-shifter. Alternating in tone and narrative style, it mixes naturalistic social drama with biting satire; it is a road movie, a psychodrama and a severe social critique with the atmosphere of a survival horror film. The real horror here is the unbridgeable gap that separates social classes. The philanthropy of the wealthy crumbles once it becomes inconvenient, raising the uncomfortable question of whether their goodwill isn’t at the service of their own ego more than anything else.

Director

Radu Muntean, born in 1971, studied directing at the UNATC in Bucharest. His international career began with ‘The Rage’ (2002), which screened at festivals including the IFFMH. He became a central figure of the Romanian New Wave with 'Boogie' (2008) and 'Tuesday, After Christmas' (2010), which screened at Cannes and Locarno, among other festivals.

Screenings

  • Friday 12.11.202121:45HeidelbergHDLuxor 2 (Red)
  • Sunday 14.11.202121:45MannheimMAStadthaus
  • Monday 15.11.202122:00MannheimMAStadthaus