Listed among the best films of 2020, according to Time Magazine, The Guardian, Rolling Stone Magazine and even to the former US President Barack Obama, Alexander Nanau's Colectiv is the Romanian proposal for the 2021 Oscars. This documentary follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of victims of the Colectiv nightclub fire.
How could you explain that Colectiv, which deals with a national and specific subject, has such an impact on the international scale?
Documentaries are no longer limited to TV screenings but are more and more released in theatres and on VOD platforms. How could you explain this positive evolution?
How is the international success of Colectiv observed by the Romanian authorities?
In a way, I don’t think that a film’s job is to change society. I believe that a movie is very personal and has to communicate with every viewer personally. If people ask themselves, by watching the film: who do I want to be? On which side of society? Then, the film has done its job well.
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