DELTA SPACE MISSION – Review by Diane Carson

Fans of new, unique offerings have a treat in store with the 1984 Delta Space Mission, the first animated feature film from Romania. Directors Mircea Toia and Calin Cazan present a fast-moving science fiction story with a wonderful sound mix interpreting flamboyant compositions. Restored from the camera negative, the geometric objects and multi-colored characters appear to be from another era. Delta Space Mission is charming.

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TWO LOTTERY TICKETS – Review by Diane Carson

In a provincial Romanian town, three middle-aged friends needing money buy, as the film’s title announces, Two Lottery Tickets. When they win six million Euros, their elation is squelched when Dinel, keeper of the precious ticket, reveals it was in his bumbag, as he calls his fanny pack, taken by two thieves who confronted Dinel as he retrieved his mail.

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THE WHISTLERS – Review by Leslie Combemale

I’m all for whistling while you work, but Romanian writer/director Corneliu Porumboiu takes it to a new level in his The Whistlers, a heist flick centered on crooks learning an ancient whistling language in order to break a drug dealer and money launderer out of prison to get at the 30 million Euros he’s got stashed somewhere. It’s a very convoluted story full of betrayals, treachery, and ultimately, full of confusion.

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