Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World18

Directed by Radu Jude | Romania | 2023 | 2h 47m | Romanian w/ English subtitles | Starring Nina Hoss, Ilinca Manolache, Ovidiu Pîrsan, Dorina Lazar, László Miske

An overworked and underpaid production assistant Angela is assigned to film a workplace safety video for a multinational corporation in Bucharest. But when one of the interviewees makes a statement that ignites a scandal, a chaotic scramble to reshape the narrative ensues. A razor-sharp and anarchic satire on toxic work environments, social media, and contemporary living from award-winning Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude (Bad Luck Banging). Special Jury Prize winner at Locarno International Film Festival 2023.

Reviews

‘This is a raucously entertaining and provocative piece, its sociopolitical antennas acutely tuned to our present moment and twitching with comic fury.’
★★★★★
Jonathan Romney, The FT

‘This is a cinema of ideas, and the Romanian new wave is still reaching impressive crests.’
★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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