SPRINGVILLE—It’s cinema night at Springville Center for the Arts on Friday, Oct. 6. The featured film is “Aferim!,” winner of the Berlin Film Festival.
Two riders cross a barren landscape in the middle of Wallachia in 1835. They are the gendarme Costandin and his son. Together they are searching for a gypsy slave who has run away and is suspected of having an affair.
While the unflappable Costandin comments on every situation with a cheery aphorism, his son takes a more contemplative view of the world. On their odyssey they encounter people of different nationalities and beliefs: Turks and Russians, Christians and Jews, Romanians and Hungarians. Each harbors prejudices against the others which have been passed down from generation to generation. And even when the slave is found, the adventure is far from over.
A comedic portrait of comically inept officials, “Aferim!” will be screened on Friday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. at the Mongerson Theater located at 37 N. Buffalo St., Springville. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 592-9038 or visit SpringvilleArts.org for more information.