By twhalliii | THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall September 27, 2010 at 11:42AM
Cristi Puiu (The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu) made his first ever appearance at The New York Film Festival today, participating in a press conference for his new film Aurora, which I really loved and which I hope to be writing about soon. The conference itself was one of the best I've ever attended, with Puiu using his time to seriously and honestly answer the three or four questions he received by delving deep within himself, exploring his own thoughts and ideas in real time. It was very moving to see a director so thoughtfully engage with his film, and his performance at today's press conference rivaled his performance in the movie itself (he plays the lead). If you have a chance to see Aurora, take it; it will be three hours well spent.
September 27, 2010
Walter Reade Theater
New York, NY
(photo by me)