The Treasure

Times:

  • 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm
  • Friday, March 11, 2016

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

Filmworks presents the Romanian dark comedy “The Treasure,” the satirical tale of a search for buried treasure that won the Prix Un Certain Talent at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie tells the story of Costi, a family man and self-proclaimed Robin Hood to his 6-year-old son. One night, Costi’s cash-strapped neighbor reveals a family secret that sets the two on a twisted, weekend-long comic caper at a hidden family home in the country. Hoping to be a hero for his son, Costi pools his money for a metal detector, and the tumultuous search for redemption begins. From Romanian filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu, whose 2007 debut film “12:08 East of Bucharest” won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes. Starring Toma Cuzin and Adrian Purcărescu. In Romanian, with English subtitles.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Romania/France • 90 minutes • Not Rated
Distributor: IFC Films

SCREENING SPONSORS:
A Book Barn
Fresno Philharmonic

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Filmworks thanks Jewel FM 99.3, The Fresno Bee, Vida en el Valle, and Stella Artois for their ongoing support.

Reviews

"'The Treasure' is a subtle, almost stealthy X-ray of the European soul in a time of persistent economic trouble. … Most immediately, though, it is an absurdist anecdote, a modest story that has the feel of an urban legend." — A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"Drolly funny and rigorously executed, Corneliu Porumboui’s 'The Treasure' offers a fine example of the conceptual boldness that characterizes much of New Wave Romanian cinema." — Bilge Ibiri, New York Magazine
"'The Treasure' is a subtle, almost stealthy X-ray of the European soul in a time of persistent economic trouble. … Most immediately, though, it is an absurdist anecdote, a modest story that has the feel of an urban legend." — A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"Drolly funny and rigorously executed, Corneliu Porumboui’s 'The Treasure' offers a fine example of the conceptual boldness that characterizes much of New Wave Romanian cinema." — Bilge Ibiri, New York Magazine

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.