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ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Charleston’ (Cretulescu, 2017) + Q&A

A bizarre love triangle between two men and the woman they both lost. Director: Andrei Cretulescu Stars: Serban Pavlu, Radu Iacoban, Victor Rebengiuc Part of a very strong contingent of debut feature-length films expected from Romania, Andrei Creţulescu’s “Charleston” is proof that local cinema continues striving to explore new genres and styles. Screening followed by…

Julia Secklehner | 22/04/2018
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ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Marita’ (Iftime, 2017) + Q&A

There comes a time when the stories told by your parents cannot put you to sleep anymore. Director: Cristi Iftime Stars: Alexandru Potocean, Adrian Titieni, Lucian Iftime “Marita” won FEDEORA East of the West Special Jury Prize in Karlovy Vary <<Part character study, part road movie, “Marita” paints a complex portrait of a typical Eastern…

Julia Secklehner | 21/04/2018
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ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Ana, mon Amour’ (Netzer, 2017) + Q&A

Toma and Ana meet as students in the literature faculty, and quickly fall in love. Director: Calin Peter Netzer Stars: Diana Cavallioti, Mircea Postelnicu, Carmen Tanase Following up his 2013 Golden Bear winner “Child’s Pose” with this Silver Bear–winning entry (for outstanding artistic contribution), Calin Peter Netzer’s latest, “Ana, mon amour”, delivers a deep analysis…

Julia Secklehner | 20/04/2018
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ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Breaking News’ (Rugina, 2017) + Q&A

A psychological journey of redemption that turns into a coming-of-age experience for a 35-year-old famous news reporter who, in a crucial moment of his life, discovers that things have somehow taken a wrong turn. Director: Iulia Rugina Stars: Andi Vasluianu, Voica Oltean, Ioana Flora, Oxana Moravec The film touches themes like parenthood and father figures,…

Julia Secklehner | 19/04/2018

UK Premiere! Jan Švankmajer: Insects (Film + Q&A)

Celebrated surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer presents the UK premiere of his final film. Don’t miss this exclusive premiere of legendary Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer’s swan song, Insects,followed by a discussion with the artist. The screening begins with the artist’s very first film The Last Trick, in which two magicians try to outdo each other in…

Julia Secklehner | 18/04/2018
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CINEMATHEQUE REVIEW: ‘The Fixer’ (2016) – a transformative experience not to be missed!

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Romania’s foreign-language submission for the 2018 Academy Awards, The Fixer had its British premiere this month at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London as part of Cinematheque, a monthly programme that focuses on promoting Romanian cinema. The movie comes out of the Romanian neo-realist cinema tradition that recently claimed prizes at Cannes and Berlin (Cristi…

Camelia Ciobanu | 27/03/2018

SCREENING: ‘The Fixer’ (Sitaru, 2016) + Q&A with Tudor Aaron Istodor

“The Fixer” follows the story of Radu (Tudor Aaron Istodor), an aspiring journalist at a French press agency in Bucharest. When Radu finds out about Anca (Diana Spatarescu), a 14 years old prostitute who has been repatriated from France, he is driven by ambition to prove himself as a reporter. But the further he follows…

Julia Secklehner | 19/03/2018