Part political thriller, part coming-of-age story, The Scarf is an elegant phantasmagoria of love and hatred, beauty and horror, offering a unique perspective on the struggle against the brutality and injustice of Eastern European communism at its apex.

Romania, 1967. Bucharest teenager Clovis Dorian visits his grandmother in the remote countryside village of Rusalca, and all seems well … for a while. But a serendipitous liaison with a beautiful movie star and a run-in with Communist Party apparatchiks lead Clovis to become entangled in the Romanian underworld—and to discover truths about his nation and himself that will change him forever.