Semiotic Plastic

The life of human beings, seen from birth to old age. Only that this generic life is not represented with humans, but with the artefacts that we the humans have created for our children (or should we say “cubs”?), in order to prepare them for life: the toys. So, the film is a collage of scenes in which the toys help us understand better a possible essence of our life.

Director Biography

"Radu Jude is a Romanian director and screenwriter. In 2006, he made the short film The Tube with a Hat, winner of more than 50 international awards. Jude's feature debut The Happiest Girl in the World (2009) was selected for more than 50 international film festivals. Titles such as Aferim!, Scarred Hearts and Everybody in Our Family followed and won multiple awards: Silver Bear for Best Director in Berlinale 2015, Special Jury Prize in Locarno 2016 and an EFA nomination for Best Scriptwriter. The international premiere of The Dead Nation in Locarno 2017 marked his debut in documentary film. ""I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians"" (2018) won the Crystal Globe for Best Film and Label Europa Cinema Prize in Karlovy Vary in 2018. Uppercase Print and The Exit of the Trains (co-directed with Adrian Cioflâncă), premiered in Berlinale Forum 2020. His latest feature, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, won the Golden Bear in Berlinale 2021."


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Friday, 10 June 12:15 - 13:40 / Kijkhuis 1
85 min.
Saturday, 11 June 15:30 - 16:55 / Kijkhuis 1
85 min.

Also in this session

1. Intercom 15
Andrei Epure, 21
2. From the Balcony
Aris Kaplanidis, 12
3. The Wedding
Haigang DU, 21
4. Semiotic Plastic
Radu Jude, 22

International Competition 1

Friday, 10 June 20:15 - 21:50 / Kijkhuis 1
95 min.

Also in this session

1. Rehearsal
Michael Omonua, 14
2. Compositions For Understanding Relationships
David De La Fuente, 6
3. Displaced
Samir Karahoda, 15 min.
4. Semiotic Plastic
Radu Jude, 22
5. Brutalia, Days of Labour
Manolis Mavris, 26
6. Warsha
Dania Bdeir, 16