SOME INTERNATIONAL REVIEWS:

VARIETY The International Entertainment Weekly 30 sept. 1991
ROMANIAN FEST UNDEVA IN EST (SOMEWHERE IN THE EAST) (ROMANIAN) This well-scripted, handsome film is an eloquent and entertaining argument against communism that will be a big help in putting Romania on the film industry map. Fine acting and a wealth of richly developed minor characters and subplots give the pic strength. A strong plus is a coherent story-line that is straight-forward and accessible, rare among central European pics.
Rebecca Lieb



VARIETY The International Entertainment Weekly 6 march 1994
A multifaceted loom at present- day Romania through a family progressively torn apart by social and economic tensions. "Look forward in Anger" is well worth a look by specialized webs. Strongly scripted, consistently interesting pic was warmly received at its screenings in the Berlin fest's Panorama section.
Derek Elley




WASTELAND
PRIVESTE INAINTE CU MINIE (LOOK FORWARD IN ANGER) But what stay with you most are the images of life in this ravaged country: going outside to get water from a tap beside an overflowing skip: bread queues: wrecked boats abandoned on the river; and the waste - the human waste. The family breakdown borders on the melodramatic, but the magnitude of the pressures on the Romanian people is effectively conveyed. To see a country, so soon after a popular, heroic revolution, sliding towards, such an abyss can only leave you gutted.
MK International Limited and MFS Communications Limited
Garry Williams



WASTELAND

PRIVESTE INAINTE CU MINIE (LOOK FORWARD IN ANGER) Margineanu's style is simple: long takes, a camera that only moves when the actors do, natural settings, natural light. But the simplicity conceals his art: by declining to pass judgment, he refuses to cheapen the events that he is filming, or suggest that they could have any simple resolution. The exposition, too, is masterly: Margineanu unobtrusively supplies information while drawing the audience inexorably in. He's also blessed with a miraculous cast, and has the sense to leave them alone when they can do the job better than he can.
MK International Limited and MFS Communications Limited
Daniel Denman



WASTELAND
PRIVESTE INAINTE CU MINIE (LOOK FORWARD IN ANGER) If it was Nicolae Margineanu's intention in "Look Forward in Anger" to evoke the grim, fear-ridden urban Romania that is Ceausescu's legacy, then on a purely objective level he has succeeded.
MK International Limited and MFS Communications Limited Roland Anderson British Premiere Sunday, 17 July 1994



DOOM AND GLOOM

"Buy some flowers for those who died for us in the revolution", shouts one elderly street-trader. It is this attitude of despair and hopelessness which sums up Nicolae MargineanuÕs Look Forward in Anger. Although dark and depressing in mood, the filmÕs realistic setting and thought-provoking social comment fully achieve the directorÕs aim of depiche legacy of communism and the failure of democracy in contemporary Romania.
MK International Limited and MFS Communications Limited
Jaine Hilston