The film documents the director’s conversation with his father over a football match between two Romanian clubs, filmed a year before the fall of Ceaușescu regime.
Corneliu Porumboiu’s father Adrian is a former referee and was working at the Dinamo—Steaua football derby, whose recording he and his son are re-watching in the film. When the recording was made, neither Adrian, nor the thousands of spectators of the match (including the country’s President Nicolae Ceaușescu) could imagine that the regime would be over and Ceaușescu executed in just a year.
Discussing football and political events of the bygone era, father and son try to develop a common language to talk about their country’s past and present.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Corneliu Porumboiu over Skype.
The Second Game
Director Corneliu Porumboiu
Romania, 2014. 97 min.