54 W. Chicago Avenue
Free Admission; In Romanian with English subtitles
ROCX is proud to host the Romanian Soiree as part of Alliance Francaise's Festival de la Francophonie. Please join us for a glass of wine and the screening of "The Silent Wedding" (2008) directed by the renowned actor Horatiu Malaele, starring Meda Andreea Victor, Alexandru Potocean and Valentin Teodosiu.
Synopsis: In 1953, the wedding of a young couple continues silently after the whole country is mourning the death of Stalin. The screenplay is based on a true story which took place in a small rural village in Romania.
Please note that although the event is free, there is limited seating and therefore you need to make a reservation with AF at the following link (bottom of the page).
"Horatiu Malaele helmed this Romanian-language nuptial comedy. A period film set in March 1953, at the exact moment of Josef Stalin's death, it tells of a couple, Fira (Luminita Gheorgiu) and Iancu (Alexandru Potoceanu) determinedly attempting to celebrate their wedding festivities despite repeated interruptions thanks to the dictator's passing. The title translates, literally, as Silent Wedding." Nathan Southern, Rovi, Rotten Tomatoes