Carnival Scenes

  • Dir: Lucian Pintilie

  • Romania, 1982, 119minmins

  • Cast: Victor Rebengiuc, Mariana Mihut, Petrica Gheorghiu

Carnival. The world turned upside down. When fools take charge – or do they merely use their foolish escapades to talk of deeper and more dangerous stories? Taking an apparently innocent story of deceptive lovers and ongoing confusion from the classic Romanian satirical playwright Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912), Pintilie once again manages to subtly undercut the entire decaying regime of late Communism, which, in turn, forbade the film from public screening until revolutionary changes arrived in 1989.


    In-theatre Screening


    1. Screenings at ALL commercial cinemas : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

    2. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

    3. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

    4. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.