Now Showing: HIFF28 Best Documentary ‘COLLECTIVE’

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Alexander Nanau‘s COLLECTIVE—a “gripping, despairing exposé of institutional injustice” (Los Angeles Times)—not only won the HIFF28 Jury Competition for Best Documentary, but has also been universally praised as one of the best films of the year. If it flew under your radar at HIFF, you can catch up with it now via Virtual Cinema.

After the film, HamptonsFilm members are invited to watch (or re-watch) the Q&A from HIFF28, in which Oscar®-nominated director Petra Costa spoke with director Alexander Nanau for a fascinating discussion. Not a member? Join today!


Directed by Alexander Nanau
(2019, Romania/Luxembourg
, 109 minutes)

Every now and then a documentary doesn’t just open your eyes but tears you apart. An explosive observational documentary about unfathomable corruption. This is truly a documentary for our times. — Variety

After a deadly fire in a Bucharest nightclub killed dozens, Romania’s government pledged that the 100+ citizens left injured would receive immediate and substantial treatment. But in the months that followed, those with what seemed like treatable injuries inexplicably died, prompting an unlikely group of journalists to launch an investigation. The scandal they unearth reaches into the highest levels of government, leading to mass protests across Romania and the toppling of the Prime Minister.

Following the investigation as it progresses, Alexander Nanau’s revelatory documentary is a powerful indictment of governmental corruption and a tribute to those working tirelessly to uncover the truth.

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