The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu

Directed by: Andrei Ujica

Romania/Germany | 180 minutes | Unrated


Friday, January 20, 2012, 7pm - 9pm


Saturday, January 21, 2012, 7pm - 9pm

Director Andrei Ujica poured over 1,000 hours of footage, including state propaganda, newsreels and home movies, to complete a film about the former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. The resulting "avant-documentary" presents the story of Ceausescu's rise and fall as well as the history of the media manipulation that made it possible. 

"Uses Soviet-era lies to uncover buried truths about its subject." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post 

"The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu is all about created perception, and Ujica brilliantly manages to craft a film that is not just about a real character, but a formal reflection of its subject." - Ian Buckwalter, DCist 

Offical Selection Cannes and New York Film Festival, 2010