Tuesday, November 10, 2015

'Portretul luptatorului la tinerete' (2010): 'Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man', on Postwar Anti-Communist Resistance

Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man is a Romanian film that focuses on the life of Ion Gavrilă Ogoranu, who had been a member of the Iron Guard. During and after World War II, Ogoranu became the leader of an armed anti-Communist resistance focused in the Făgăraş Mountains. He evaded capture for 26 years, until 1976, when he was finally caught. It is reputed that former President Nixon's intervention kept him from execution. The film itself was shown at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, which drew the futile objections of the Elie Wiesel foundation in Romania to keep it from being shown.