24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
October 1989. A high school student in Bucharest is apprehended for pasting up anti-regime posters and is interred in a secret police building for a number of days. As a result, his family, loved ones, friends, and schoolmates are affected by restrictions. Twenty years later at their class reunion, an excursion begins into memories of that moment of shock etched forever into memory, but for each somewhat differently. Director Gabriel Tempea is more interested in exploring the subjective interpretation from the point of view of “talking heads” than the actual facts. A postmodern form of oral history based on the testimonies of those who have most of their lives ahead of them.
“Based on personal, subjective and painstakingly detailed recollections of an exceptional occurrence, I attempted to provide a glimpse at the bigger picture of atroubled historical period.” Gabriel Tempea
As a student, Gabriel Tempea (1973) was a direct participant in the events that the film portrays. He has a doctorate in physics from the Technical University of Vienna, and it was only later that he decided to study film, also in Vienna. The documentary film presented at Jihlava 2016, Notorious Deeds, is his first feature-length film, and received the Recognition Award of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
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