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"Alexandru Belc’s slow, stylish, richly imagined feature debut is much more than a Romanian riff on Romeo and Juliet." - Jessica Kiang, Variety

"A compelling snapshot of adolescents on the cusp of adulthood, whose struggle to find their voice is made impossible by the authorities — everyone from concerned parents to the secret police — breathing down their neck." - Nikki Baughan, Screen International

A superbly stylised evocation of life in 1970s Bucharest, Metronom is a quietly affecting love story set against the severe backdrop of authoritarian state control. Ana, 17, dreams of love and freedom. One night, while partying with her friends, they decide to send a letter to Metronom, the musical programme which Radio Free Europe broadcasts clandestinely in Romania. Little do they know that the Securitate, Ceausescu’s secret police, has been informed. An impressive first feature by Romanian director Alexandru Belc who emerges as a distinctive new voice in the vibrant Romanian cinema scene.

Leeds New Directors Competition

Metronom is screening as part of the Leeds New Director's Competition, with UK Premieres of eight features from first or second-time filmmakers. The eight features are screening from 11 to 13 November and you can find more information on this link.