Special Screening: Thursday, June 9 at 8:00
DIRECTED BY BOGDAN GEORGE APETRI
Despite growing debts and an entangled personal life, Florin Iespas (Bogdan Farcas) - a police detective in a small northern Romanian city - is determined to solve a case no one seems to care about. Ordered to put down the file, Florin continues his off-the-record investigations, soon turning up a strong lead for two hotel fires that resulted in several deaths. The suspect is a security guard of Roma descent, but he denies everything. Faced with the refusal of the police chief to support his inquiry, the mistrust of his colleagues, and his own inner demons, Florin is forced to take extraordinary measures. Under the appearance of a sharp, tightly woven detective movie, the film is a story that explores pervasive issues in the law enforcement system: power, abuse, sexism, masculinity and prejudice.
2020 123 MIN. ROMANIA / CZECH REPUBLIC / LATVIA FILM MOVEMENT
UNIDENTIFIED is the first installment of Apetri's crime trilogy, MIRACLE being part two. Although both films were shot simultaneously, sharing some of the same characters, each is its own self-contained narrative.
“A dark, propulsive thriller about corruption and racism in Romania’s police force. Apetri deftly balances the ugliness of his central character…with moments of striking beauty elsewhere.”
– Wendy Ide, Screen Daily