100 de ani de cinematografie românească

25 - 27/11/2018 @ RCI London

The November focus of our Romanian Cinematheque is ꞌA Century of Romanian Cinemaꞌ. Film critic and historian Manuela Cernat joins directors Ioan Cărmăzan and Laurențiu Damian in welcoming cinephiles to three evenings of old and new films that draw the map of Greater Romania through personal stories and documentaries.

The event celebrates the Great Union Centenary (1918-2018) and follows the ‘Romanian History Film Days in Belgravia’ (22-24 November), organized in partnership with Râșnov Film and History Festival.


25 November 2018, 7pm:

100 Years of Romanian Cinema / 100 de ani de cinematografie documentary

Introduced by film critic and historian Manuela Cernat

A journey of 100 years of Romanian cinema seen through 26 representative films. The film was produced by Romanian Cultural Institute, National Centre of Cinematography, UARF-Union of Authors and Filmmakers from Romania & Dacin Sara.

Free entry. Please confirm your attendance HERE.

26 November 2018, 7pm

Lișca (1983, dir. Ioan Cărmăzan)

Followed by Q&A with director Ioan Cărmăzan

The film’s main character, Lişca, awaits the return of her husband, Ionel, who has gone to the front during the Second World War. After Ionel's name surfaces on the list of people gone missing, Lişca’s family advises her to remarry. Felix, a landowner, starts to make advances to her while Şerban, a friend of Ionel’s, asks for her hand in marriage, arguing that this was the wish of the woman's husband. However, Lişca does not give up hope of seeing Ionel again someday.
With Ecaterina Nazare, Valentin Uritescu, Avram Birau, Simion Hetea. Running time: 95'

Free entry. Please confirm your attendance HERE.

27 November 2018, 7pm

Forgotten by God / Rămânerea (1992, dir. Laurențiu Damian)

Followed by Q&A with director Laurențiu Damian

Pavel returns home, to his village, somewhere on the banks of the Danube. He is the last descendant of a family that had fallen victim to a dreaded curse: old Anghel, in his pride, built his house higher than the church. The curse seems to have spread over the entire village that is now deserted, forgotten by the world and by God. Pavel remembers the dramatic moments that marked the existence of his family and those around him, moments that coincide with the crucial events in everyone’s life - birth, marriage, death. After this time incursion, the hero remains surrounded by the shadows of the past, obsessed with the image of the deserted village and feeling useless.
With Monica Ghiuta, Mircea Albulescu, Maia Morgenstern. Running time: 104'

Free entry. Please confirm your attendance HERE.

All screenings take place at the Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH.
In Romanian with English subtitles.