Uppercase Print

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61st TIFF: Greek premiere

1981, in a provincial Romanian town. Uppercase protest messages, written in blue chalk,come as a thunderbolt for Ceausescu’s totalitarian regime. The Secret Police launches exhaustive investigations, suspecting foreign agents. Eventually, the “terrorist” turned out to be Mugur Călinescu, a 16-year-old student guilty of the most abominable crime: free thinking. Radu Jude makes exemplary use of the archival material, merges the personal with the collective, and sheds light on the heartbreaking story of an unsung hero.

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Direction: Radu Jude
Script: Radu Jude, Gianina Cărbunariu
Cinematography: Marius Panduru
Editing: Cătălin Cristuțiu
Sound: Dana Bunescu, Jean Umansky
Actors: Bogdan Zamfir, Şerban Lazarovici, Ioana Iacob, Şerban Pavlu
Production: microFILM
Producers: Ada Solomon
Co-production: Romanian Public Television, Hi Film Productions
Sets: Irina Moscu
Format: DCP
Color: Color & B&W
Production Country: Romania
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 128΄
Contact: BFF Sales Martin Gondre sales@bffsales.eu

Radu Jude

Radu Jude is a Romanian director and screenwriter. In 2006, he made the short film The Tube with a Hat, winner of more than 50 international awards. Jude's feature debut The Happiest Girl in the World (2009) was selected for more than 50 international film festivals. Titles such as Aferim!, Scarred Hearts, and Everybody in Our Family followed and won multiple awards: Silver Bear for Best Director in Berlinale 2015, Special Jury Prize in Locarno 2016, and an EFA nomination for Best Scriptwriter. I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018) won the Crystal Globe for Best Film and Label Europa Cinema Prize in Karlovy Vary in 2018. His latest feature, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, won the Golden Bear in Berlinale 2021. In the summer of 2021, Radu Jude was present in Locarno IFF – Corti d’Autore with the short Caricaturana and in Venice IFF – Out of Competition with the short film Semiotic Plastic. In 2022, Jude returned to Berlinale with a short documentary Memories from the Eastern Front (co-directed with Adrian Cioflâncă).


2006 The Tube with a Hat (short)
2009 The Happiest Girl in the World 
2012 Everybody in Our Family
2014 It Can Pass Through the Wall (short)
2015 Aferim!
2018 I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians
2018 The Marshal's Two Executions (short)
2020 Uppercase Print
2021 Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
2022 The Potemkinists (short)