“Contemporary Romanian cinema is usually identified by moody, real-time dramas about modern social dysfunction. Radu Jude’s recent work offers a notable exception: With last year’s “Aferim!”, a black comedy set in the 19th century about a Roman officer and his son transporting a Gypsy slave, Jude cast a wider net to explore Romanian identity through the ages. “Scarred Hearts” a lush drama based on the life of writer M. Blecher, continues that tradition. Whereas “Aferim!” explored a dark period in the country’s history, “Scarred Hearts” strikes a warmer note by resurrecting an unsung hero of its literary canon. Alternately funny, raunchy and sad, “Scarred Hearts” is an intimate look at one writer making the best of awful conditions. (…) With its endearing characters and poignant themes, the movie doubles as a discovery for the filmmaker as well. Blecher’s career came to a sudden end early on, but “Scarred Hearts” suggests that Jude’s just getting started.” (Eric Kohn, IndieWire)

Around The World in 14 Films 2016, presented by Johann von Bülow – in attendance of director Radu Jude

With the support of the Rumänisches Kulturinstitut Berlin

Rumänisches Kulturinstitut



+++ Berlin Premiere +++



OT: Inimi Cicatrizate
Country: Romania, Germany 2016
Production: Hi Film Productions, Komplizen Film
Cast: Lucian Teodor Rus, Ivana Mladenovic, Ilinca Hărnuț, Șerban Pavlu, Marian Olteanu
Format: DCP / Colour
Length: 141 min.
Language: Romanian OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: Real Fiction,, German co-production: Komplizenfilm,
Festivals: Locarno, Sarajevo, Hamburg, Warsaw, Busan, London, Haifa, CPH PIX etc.
Awards: Locarno Special Jury Prize and Don Quixote Prize, Hamburg etc.