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Nov 11

American Romanian Film Festival Presents: The Treasure (Comoara, 2015, Corneliu Porumboiu, Drama, English Subtitles, 89 min)

Costi leads a peaceful life until one day when his neighbor pays him an unexpected visit and shares with him that his grandparents' garden has a buried treasure.  He offers Costi half of what they will find on the condition that Costi will rent a metal detector. Costi eventually accepts the proposal. See the trailer here. Q & A with U-M Lecturer in Germanic Languages and Literature Ramona Uritescu-Lombard to follow the screening.

This program is part of the 8th Annual Romanian Film Festival at UMMA. Schedule of screenings:

November 11
 3:30 p.m. 
Two Lottery Tickets (Două Lozuri, 2016; Paul Negoescu, Comedy, English Subtitles, 86 min)
5:30 p.m.
The Treasure (Comoara, 2015, Corneliu Porumboiu, Drama, English Subtitles, 89 min) 
November 12
3:30 p.m.

Everybody in Our Family (Toata lumea din familia noastra, 2012, Radu Jude; Comedy, English Subtitles, 107 min)
5:30 p.m.
By the Rails (Dincolo de calea ferata, 2016; Cătălin Mitulescu, Drama, English Subtitles, 88 min)

The mission of the American Romanian Festival is to create a bridge between the two cultures, helping to foster mutual understanding. To learn more about ARF and upcoming events and ways to be involved, please visit

The American Romanian Film Festival is co-sponsored by the U-M Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, The Romanian Film Centre in Bucharest, Romania, and UMMA. Additional funding is provided by Walbridge and John and Terry Rakolta, Jr.