The 39th Portland International Film Festival: AFERIM!

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Jude won Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival for this visionary historical epic — a European “Eastern” to an American Western. In the principality of Wallachia, life is more Dark Ages than Age of Enlightenment, even in 1835. Constable Costandin and his son have been dispatched by a nobleman to track down a runaway slave accused of seducing the landowner’s wife. Foul-mouthed and quick-tempered, Costandin rides roughshod on the local peasantry in his search, explaining to his teenaged son that he’s upholding the social order. But Costandin’s righteous indignation, fuelled by racism, gives way to a moral crisis, as his son’s inquisitiveness leads him to question whether justice is truly being served. (108 mins.)

Sponsored by the Romanian American Society.

 

The 39th Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Delta Airlines, LAIKA, Willamette Week, Regal Entertainment Group, Travel Portland, Umpqua Bank, The Autzen Foundation, Amtrak Cascades, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Eastund, Voodoo Doughnut, TV5Monde, and many others.

AFERIM! screens Saturday, February 13 at 6:15pm in our Whitsell Auditorium and on Monday, February 22 at 8:30pm at the Roseway Theater. The film is being presented as part of our 39th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets available online and at the door.

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