The Romanians - Train of Life (Trenul vieții)

This event took place on Jan 30, 2020

$13 General
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

SERIES PASSES: $40 General + $22 Members

Radu Mihăileanu
France, Belgium, Romania, Netherlands & Israel
1h 43m


The village fool of a small Jewish community warns his townsfolk that the Nazis are coming and suggests that they build a train so they can escape by deporting themselves. Some villagers are chosen to act as the Germans who will transport the rest to a concentration camp when in fact they are heading to Palestine via Russia.

Often compared to Life is Beautiful, Romanian-born Mihăileanu’s second feature is a subversively entertaining fable that succeeds in creating a story in which optimism and fantasy coexist with dark reality, complete with the most provocative yet reverent ending. A Sundance Audience Award winner.

The Romanians: 30 Years of Cinema Revolution Series

Celebrating the 30 years since the Revolution of 1989 with a retrospective Romanian Cinema series.

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