Opening Film

Alexander Nanau • Romania, Luxembourg • 2019 • 109min • Romanian, English

In 2015, 27 people perished in a tragic fire at the Romanian music club, Colectív, and a shocking 37 more died in hospitals during the weeks that followed due to inadequate facilities and rampant infections. As a whistle-blower exposes the situation to a team of investigative journalists, one revelation leads to another and the journalists start to uncover a vast corruption network in the health care system. Following the resignation of the Minister of Health, a new minister offers unprecedented access to the ongoing reforms, as well as the obstacles it faces. Following journalists, whistle-blowers, survivors, and government officials, Colectív is an immersive and uncompromising look into the price of corruption and the price of truth.

Zürich Film Festival 2019 Golden Eye Award for the Best Documentary Film, International Film Festival La Roche-sur-Yon 2019 Special Jury Prize