MIHAI-DAN CIRJAN is a social historian based in Budapest, Bucharest and (sometimes) New York.
Radu Judes Aferim! and the Politics of DistanceBy Mihai-Dan Cirjan
In contrast to the minimalist analyses of recent capitalism or defunct communism that characterize the Romanian New Wave, Radu Jude’s Aferim! is set in a past era that might seem foreign even to Romanian viewers, let alone Western audiences.