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Film Programs
Reinventing Realism — New Cinema from Romania
The Miracle of Tekir

May 27 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

The mysterious legend of Lake Techirghiol (Tekirgöl) in southeastern Romania is at the heart of The Miracle of Tekir, a place known for the healing properties and miraculous cures of its thermal waters and muds. These waters visually suffuse the film’s design as well as its narrative. Director Ruxandra Zenide’s enigmatic project is an almost dreamlike departure from the earthy realism of contemporary Romanian cinema, offering a multilayered view of Romanian history, culture, and society. (Ruxandra Zenide, 2016, subtitles, 90 minutes)

courtesy Elefant Films

Film Programs

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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