Forest of the Hanged

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Forest of the Hanged
Directed byLiviu Ciulei
Written byTitus Popovici
Liviu Rebreanu
StarringVictor Rebengiuc
Ștefan Ciubotărașu
Liviu Ciulei
Emil Botta
Music byTheodor Grigoriu
CinematographyOvidiu Gologan
Edited byYolanda Mîntulescu
Release date
  • 1964 (1964)
Running time
158 minutes

Forest of the Hanged (Romanian: Pădurea spânzuraților) is a 1964 Romanian drama film directed by Liviu Ciulei, and based on the eponymous novel by Liviu Rebreanu. Ciulei won the award for Best Director at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.[1] In 2010, the World Cinema Foundation released a restored version as part of their restoration projects.[2]

Forest of the Hanged became the first Romanian film to achieve wide international recognition.[3]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Forest of the Hanged". Retrieved 5 March 2009.
  2. ^ World Cinema Foundation Archived 13 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Restoration completed in 2010 and carried out at Cineteca di Bologna / L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory in collaboration with the Centrul National al Cinematografiei and Liviu Ciulei
  3. ^ "Forest of the Hanged". Film Society of Lincoln Center. Retrieved 26 August 2013.

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