The Second Game

 “The Second Game” by Corneliu Porumboiu

“The Second Game” by Corneliu Porumboiu

“The Second Game” by Corneliu Porumboiu is is an uncut 1988 soccer game between the Romanian army and secret police, narrated offscreen by the filmmaker and his father, who happened to be the referee during the game. One of many contributions the filmmaker Florina Titz has made to my work is increasing my familiarity with Romanian cinema. This is a film that has stayed with me.