The Way I Spent the End of the World (Cum mi-am petrecut sfarsitul lumii)
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The Way I Spent the End of the World (Cum mi-am petrecut sfarsitul lumii)
A Romanian schoolgirl finds her life forever changed when she accidentally knocks over a bust of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in director Catalin Mitulescu's tragi-comic coming-of-age tale. The year is 1989, and the suffocating grip of despot Ceausescu is slowly loosening as the result of rising civil unrest. After pretty Eva (Dorothea Petrie) and her rebellious boyfriend Alex (Ionut Becheru) inadvertently send a statue of Ceausescu tumbling to the ground, she is exiled to a bleak reformatory institution while he is let off with a stern warning due to his father's strong Communist party… More

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"Ambitiously trying to blend the joys of growing up with the melancholy of living in a country under one of the worst dictatorships in Eastern Europe, this warm story does have a tendency to ramble."
‑ Deborah Young, Variety
"Una historia sencilla y humana sobre un cambio histórico desde la perspectiva de un niño y su hermana adolescente, interpretados con encanto y sensibilidad."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"A charming if too meandering coming-of-age story that remains largely afloat because of the luminous performances of its young protagonists Dorotheea Petre and Timotei Duma."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij,