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Warming Up, On Tour in Rotterdam: So What’s Freedom

Sunday 26 September | 17:15 hours | KINO | Gouvernestraat 129 – 133, 3014 PM Rotterdam

While we are preparing the 2021 edition for November, we are staring with our On Tour program. Don’t miss the award winning Romanian film SO, WHAT’S FREEDOM? at KINO Rotterdam! This film by Andrei Zinca is a story of love and survival against the background of the gruesome Romanian ’50s. When one gives up fear, one finds freedom, even when in confinement.


During a wedding in Herculane, a history teacher is violently arrested by the communists. Alongside his wife and seven other people, they are forced to take a freight train, destination unknown, together with thousands of other scared people. The film follows the group into their solitary confinement in the middle of a wasteland for several years. Featuring a remarkable on-screen group performance by some of the most extraordinary actors in current Romanian cinema.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

South East European FF Los Angeles, 2021 – Honorable Mention, Audience Award | Sedona IFF, 2021 – Audience Award | Santa Monica IFF, 2020 – Jury’s Honorable Mention | Transilvania IFF, Cluj-Napoca, 2020 – Audience Choice Award for Best Romanian Film

Original title: Si atunci, ce e libertatea? Country: Romania Year: 2020 Length: 133 min Director: Andrei Zinca Editing: Edith Weil Cinematography: Tudorel Vladimir Panduru Cast: Radu Iacoban, Iulia Lumanare, Cuzin Toma, Olimpia Melinte, Tunde Skovran Production: Calin Papura – Tica Trade SRL; Andrei Zinca – Double 4 Studios Subtitles: English