“While the pay-off in this anti-police procedural comes very late, it caps a minimalist and sardonic tour-de-force from Corneliu Porumboiu, whose ’12:08 East of Bucharest’ won the award for best first film at Cannes in 2006,” writes Anthony Kaufman in his review of “Police, Adjective” for indieWIRE. “This worthy follow-up shows an even more discerning and confident eye from the young director. No one-hit wonder, Porumboiu confirms the promise of both the new Romanian cinema and his own status as a burgeoning world-class auteur.”
In a non-wintery scene, Reverse Shot‘s Eric Hynes interviews Porumboiu in Central Park. “My point in this movie wasn’t to make a moral statement, but to show a certain way of being,” said the Romanian director whose latest film won the Un Certain Regard jury prize and the FIPRESCI prize earlier this year in Cannes. “Police, Adjective” opens Wednesday, December 23 in limited release Stateside by IFC Films.
“…The truth is in little things, not in the biggest.”
[Reverse Shot Talkies is a series of unconventional, site-specific video interviews with filmmakers, programmers, critics, and more. Informal, playful, and always revealing, Talkies are not just antidotes to the traditional Q&A format but also unique short films in their own right.]