Retro Bird Hits the Appartment Building and Falls on the Hot Asphalt
Directed by:
Radu Afrim
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  • Radu Afrim: Retro Bird Hits the Appartment Building and Falls on the Hot Asphalt
  • Genre: play
  • Hall: Main Hall
  • Premiere: 12. november 2016., 19:00
  • Length: 3 hours 10 minutes,with 1 pauses

Today, we call everything “retro” when we talk about what people in the 70`s used to live in their everyday lives, in their blocks of flats, the emblematic but still functional achievement of the passed socialist epoch.

A block of flats – with its stairways, apartments, thin walls, the neighbours, kids with their keys bound on their neck – is a kind of anthill of many individuals with their interlocking fates. Of course, these crowded lives do not welter without conflicts…

Radu Afrim takes us (back) into the Romania of the 1970s, when people lived their whole life in the allocated apartments, when a cassette player made a splash, and the words ’ecological’ and ’depression’ were not  part of the daily vocabulary.

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