Original Title: Despre oameni si melci
Directors: Tudor Giurgiu,
France / Romania
Romanian, French, and Spanish with subtitles
93 min min
An absurdist drama tinged with dark humor, Of Snails and Men takes place in the small Romanian town of Muscel, where a French company plans to convert the town’s failed factory into a snail cannery. Knowing that thousands will be left unemployed, the union leader concocts an outlandish scheme to buy back the factory: the workers will, en masse, travel to Bucharest to earn money at a sperm bank.