Forest of the Hanged

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Forest of the Hanged
Directed by Liviu Ciulei
Written by Titus Popovici
Liviu Rebreanu
Starring Victor Rebengiuc
Ștefan Ciubotărașu
Liviu Ciulei
Emil Botta
Music by Theodor Grigoriu
Cinematography Ovidiu Gologan
Edited by Yolanda Mîntulescu
Release date
  • 1964 (1964)
Running time
158 minutes
Country Romania
Language Romanian

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 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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