Scene from the film Cold Waves
Scene from the film Cold Waves
Scene from the film Cold Waves
Scene from the film Cold Waves
Scene from the film Cold Waves

Cold Waves

  • Romania

During the 80’s, Radio Free Europe was the secret relief and confidant of its Romanian listeners. The Radio was Ceausescu’s most important enemy; he even hired Carlos the Jackal to close it down. All the protagonists of this story confront themselves once more in COLD WAVES: speakers of the radio, along with terrorists, listeners as well as party and Securitate officials, Romanians, Germans, Americans and French alltogether.

The world has changed, there are different wars now. But if you listen to the voices, you may get a better picture.

German, French, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Romanian and Hungarian subtitles are available for download only in DVD format.


  • Original title
    Cold Waves
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Alexandru Solomon
  • DOP
    Andrei Butica
  • Editing
    Catalin Cristutiu
  • Music
    Sorin Romanescu / Trust Productions
  • Duration
    155 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Romania
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
      • Paul Thiltges Distributions
      • 45, bd. Pierre Frieden
      • L-1543 Luxembourg
      • Luxembourg
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      • fax: Fax +352 250394
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  • Festivals
    • IDFA Amsterdam 2007
    • DOK Leipzig 2007
    • Astra Film Fest, Sibiu, 2007
    • Alpe Adria Trieste, 2008
    • Goeteborg Film Festival, 2008
    • London International Documentary Festival, 2008
    • Visions du Reel, Nyon, Switzerland, 2008
    • Doc / Fest Sheffield, UK, 2008
    • Achtung Festival, Berlin, 2008
    • Los Angeles South East European FF, 2008
    • Aster Fest, Macedonia, 2008
    • Cronograf IFF, Chisinau / Moldova 2008
    • Cine Days International Music Film Festival / Skopje, 2008
    • Verzio Doc Film Festival / Budapest 2008
    • ToRo Arts Fest / Toronto, 2009
    • Documenta Madrid / Spain, 2009
    • Connectitut Film Festival / Danbury, US 2009
    • Cine Pecs Moveast IFF/ Pecs, Hungary 2009
    • Art of Document Festival‏ / Poland 2009
    • Focus ’89 / Bruxelles 2009
    • Levante International Film Festival - Bari, Italia 2009
    • “this human world” / Vienna International Human Rights Film Festival / Austria december 2009
    • Romanian Film Festival, Cinema Latina / Paris 2009
    • Norwegian Cinematheque, Norsk Film Institut / november 2009
    • Courrier International / MK2 Paris, 1 dec. 2009
    • ICR Budapesta, ICR Stockholm, ICR Praga, Accademia di Romania din Roma
    • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, jan-febr. 2010
    • Romanian Film Festival, Brno, Czech Republic, febr. 2010
    • UCLA Film & Television Archive, 10 aprilie 2010
  • Awards
    • GOPO Award for Best Documentary, 2007
    • Romanian Filmmakers’ Guild Award for Best Feature Doc, 2007
    • Best Documentary, B-Est Film Festival, Bucharest, April 2008 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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