Scarred Hearts

Inimi CicatrizateRadu Jude

Romania, Germany | 2017 | 141 min

Romanian | Subtitles : EN, FR, DE, ES, IT

From 1 - 17 december 2017


SCARRED HEARTS is an intimate look at one writer making the best of awful conditions.

Special Jury Prize - Locarno Festival
Best Film (Romanian Days) - Transilvania IFF
Special Mention (Between Jewish and Israeli Identity Competition) - Haifa IFF
Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Costumes - Gopo Awards

Scarred Hearts

Romania, 1937. Emanuel, a 20-year-old young man, spends his days at a sanatorium on the Black Sea coast, suffering from bone tuberculosis. Falling in love with another patient, he narrates his and his fellow patients’ attempts to live life to the fullest as their bodies slowly fade away, but their minds refuse to give up. Inspired by Romanian author Max Blecher’s autobiographical novel Scarred Hearts, written before he died, after ten years of suffering, at the age of 29.

  • Starring: Lucian Rus, Ivana Mladenović, Ilinca Harnut, Şerban Pavlu, Marian Olteanu, Alexandru Dabija, Dana Voicu, Bogdan Cotlet, Adina Cristescu, Marius Damian, Sarra Tsorakidis, Larisa Crunteanu, Fernando Klabin, Gabriel Spahiu, Alexandru Bogdan
  • Production: A Hi Film, Komplizen Film production/International Sales: Beta Cinema
Scarred Hearts

Roumania, 1937. Emanuel, a young man of 21 years of age diagnosed with bone tuberculosis, spens his days in a sanatorium along the black sea. The film by Radu Jude is inspired by the autobiographical novel Scarred Hears signed by the avant-garde Romanian author Max Blecher, who passed away at 29 after ten years of suffering. After Aferim! Radu Jude invites us on a new journey in the past with this literary film shich proposes to celebrate both life and love.

Olivier Père

Radu Jude

Radu Jude

I think that cinema has this quality, to see things from a certain distance, a quality which can offer to a viewer the possibility of looking at something told in an objective way and to form his/her own opinion.

Radu Jude's (1977, Romania) debut feature THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (2009), was awarded the CICAE prize in the Berlinale Forum and was selected for over fifty film festivals.His second feature film, EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY (2012) premiered in the Berlinale Forum, and received the Heart of Sarajevo FF Award, amongst others. His latest short films, SHADOW OF A CLOUD (2013) and IT CAN PASS THROUGH THE WALL (2014), were selected in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. The latter was awarded a Special Mention. World premiered in the 2015 Berlinale Competition, Jude’s third feature AFERIM! was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Director, Best Film and the Distribution Award at IndieLisboa, and has been at over sixty festivals. It was also selected by Romania for the Foreign Language Academy Award. His film SCARRED HEARTS premiered at Locarno.