Archive for: January, 2011
This film is a journey of discovery, bridging past and present, following the life of a man who lived and worked with extreme intensity. In his short and restless life, Vincent van Gogh lived and worked in no less than 26 locations in The Netherlands, England, Belgium and France.
Christmas Day 1989: Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena are shot dead by a firing squad, after a trial lasting less than two hours.
But was the world watching a people’s uprising, or a communist coup d’état? Not many Romanians like to talk about Nicolae Ceaucescu. Twenty years after the downfall of the tyrant’s despised regime, the memories are too close for comfort.
Vincent van de Wijngaard returns to Bucharest, to report on the aftermath of the most mysterious downfall of the cold war.