5 Minutes Too Late (In Cinema)
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5 Minutes Too Late (In Cinema)

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5 Minutes Too Late (In Cinema)

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Thu Feb 25 7:30 PM

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Subtitled
General Admission
February
Thu Feb 25

When a young gay man is left in a coma after a LGBTIQ+ film screening in Bucharest, a daring TV reporter investigates why the police failed to intervene.

Inspired by real events, 5 Minutes Too Late opens with the Romanian military police being called out to a disturbance at a cinema. A screening of a LGBTIQ+ film has been interrupted by protestors and a cinemagoer is injured. After organisers accuse authorities of standing by, a tenacious journalist, Liliana, senses a big story. But is it the story that her commercially-minded boss wants to hear? Meanwhile, the experienced police captain, Nicu, insists the victim was already injured. A matter of minutes made no difference.

Dan Chisu's incisive depiction of homophobia in powerful institutions carefully weaves the interlocking stories into an emotional whole.

Content warning: Homophobic violence

Australian Premiere

Nominee, Warsaw International Film Festival 2019 Best International Film
Nominee, Transylvania International Film Festival 2020 Best Feature Film


"Entertaining, with a solid, tense tempo and building up to an emotionally wrenching ending... earnestly, refreshingly direct in its condemnation of homophobia and the troubling dealings of a commercial, ratings-driven press." — Romania Insider

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