World soundtrack awards
Scarred Hearts
Archived: Scarred Hearts - Inimi Cicatrizate (2016)

director: Radu Jude

With: Gabriel Spahiu, Serban Pavlu, Sofia Nicolaescu, a.o.

duration: 141 minutes
Drama, Litarature

Official Selection - In Competition

"A work of stunning maturity that uses the by now classic trappings of the Romanian New Wave (naturalistic performances, realistic settings, long sequence shots, absence of music) to startling, distancing effect." (The Notebook) "Alternately funny, raunchy and sad, 'Scarred Hearts' is an intimate look at one writer making the best of awful conditions. With its endearing characters and poignant themes, the movie doubles as a discovery for the filmmaker as well. Blecher's career came to a sudden end early on, but 'Scarred Hearts' suggests that Jude's just getting started." (Indiewire) "Radu Jude's eerily gorgeous 'Scarred Hearts' uses Emanuel's immobility to develop a melancholic master class in mise en scène." (Cinema Scope)


director: Radu Jude
producer: Ada Solomon
screenplay: Radu Jude based on the novel by Max Blecher
Editor: Catalin Cristutiu
Cinematography: Marius Panduru

production company: Hi Film Productions

More info

dialogue: Romanian
subtitles: Dutch/Eng subt.
Country: Romania - Germany
year: 2016


RADU JUDE (1977): The Tube with a Hat (2006, short), Alexandra (2006, short), In the Morning (2007, short), The Happiest Girl in the World (2009), Film pentru prieteni (2011), Everybody in Our Family (2012), Shadow of a Cloud (2013, short), Scurt/4: Istorii de inima neagra (2014, short), It Can Pass Through the Wall (2014, short), Aferim! (2015), Scarred Hearts (2016).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,37

Other festival films by director Radu Jude

2018:"I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians"
2020:Uppercase Print


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