All the grand poobahs of the film world continue to heap praise on the film Aferim:
It’s post-medieval (early 1800s, actually) Wallachia, and the two chatty riders we meet are mercenary “constables” traversing a peasant landscape of plague, frontier justice, and gypsy slaves.
Haven’t seen it myself but honestly, it sounds terrible. In the past 10 years I’ve seen only one kind of Romanian film ever get any traction abroad: dark, depressing, and/or horrific films shot in excruciatingly boring slow motion.
That being said, I’ve got an open mind so I’ll give it a chance if the Unsleeping Eye brings it my way. But if you love wide-shot movies in black and white with a ton of dialogue and no historical accuracy, by all means, give Aferim! a shot.