Director Alexander Nanau on Observing and Making History
A dialogue about harnessing the power of film to bring about truth, justice, and political change
With his powerful "Collective" shortlisted in two Oscar categories, Best Documentary Feature and Best International Feature Film, Alexander Nanau, the most succesful Romanian film-maker at the moment, talks to the RCI New York director Dorian Branea about his formative years, artistic influences, cinematic choices, and harnessing the power of film to bring about truth, justice, and political change. If nominated on March 15, this eye-opening, incisive documentary will make cinematic history as the first Romanian production to get so far in the Oscars race. We are proud to be part of and to support the campaign, spearheaded by Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media, to bring "Collective" closer to the most sought-after cinematic prize in the world.