Film

Film

Our film promotion activity consists inter alia of participation in major festivals, special screenings, exhibitions, minifestivals, information packages and professional representation. And of course there is the Cinematheque. The Romanian Cinematheque.

We can see the forest by the trees and the sea by the waves, including cinematic waves. Celebrated film-makers like Puiu, Urșianu, Mungiu, Porumboiu, Pintilie, Caranfil, Pița, Veroiu, Săucan, Giurgiu, and many others – they are all permanent residents of our cinematic programme. Our film promotion activity consists inter alia of participation in major festivals, special screenings, exhibitions, minifestivals, information packages and professional representation. And of course there is the Cinematheque. The Romanian Cinematheque.

Among our various, diverse range of partners from the film industry are BFI London Film Festival, East End Film Festival, Edinburgh & Dublin & Reykjavik International Film Festivals, as well as London International Documentary Festival, New Europe Film Festival or European Psychoanalytic Film Festival.

2016’s Most Acclaimed Romanian Films at the 60th BFI London Film Festival

2016’s Most Acclaimed Romanian Films at the 60th BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival will be rolling out the red carpet for Romanian cinema in style:  the most acclaimed Romanian directors of the moment will premiere their recent films in Britain’s grandest cinematic showcase. As our collaboration with the British Film Institute (BFI) hits the seven-year mark, we take this opportunity...

06 - 16/10/2016 @ Various London cinemas

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Revolution in Realism: Extra Screenings

Revolution in Realism: Extra Screenings

The film season 'Revolution in Realism: The New Romanian Cinema' (12 May - 14 July), organised by RCI London in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI), continues throughout July at our Romanian Cinematheque.   Programme: 7 July, 19.00 | RCI London, free - please book your seat...

07 - 14/07/2016 @ RCI London
Disturbing drama 'The World is Mine' Premiers at the East End Film Festival

Disturbing drama 'The World is Mine' Premiers at the East End Film Festival

We are excited to add a new chapter to our long-standing collaboration with the East End Film Festival by working together to set up the British premiere of one of the most anticipated Romanian debuts of 2015: 'The World is Mine' by young director Nicolae Constantin Tănase. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the...

01/07/2016 @ Rich Mix, London
'Cinema, Mon Amour' Premiers at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016

'Cinema, Mon Amour' Premiers at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016

'Cinema, Mon Amour', one of last year’s outstanding Romanian documentaries, will have its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film is a touching love letter to cinema as art and way of life. With the support of RCI London, director Alexandru Belc will meet the Scottish cinephiles after the...

22 - 23/06/2016 @ Filmhouse, Edinburgh
Revolution in Realism: Special Events

Revolution in Realism: Special Events

  6 – 28 June | BFI Southbank Atrium – free Photo Exhibition: Freeze Frame by Silviu Gheţie This exhibition includes photos taken from the set of some famous Romanian films of recent years (2004-2014) such as: Aferim! and Everybody in our Family by Radu...

06 - 28/06/2016 @ BFI Southbank & ICR Londra
Revolution in Realism: The New Romanian Cinema

Revolution in Realism: The New Romanian Cinema

In recent years Romanian films have won prizes and praise a-plenty: it’s time to explore what makes them so special! The Romanian Cultural Institute in London an the British Film Institute proudly announce the opening of 'Revolution in Realism: The New Romanian Cinema' - the biggest showcase of Romanian...

02 - 30/06/2016 @ BFI & RCI
Revolution in Realism: The Forerunners

Revolution in Realism: The Forerunners

As a prelude to the biggest retrospective of Romanian film ever to have graced the British screens, the Romanian Cinematheque in 1 Belgrave Square runs a series of special screenings focusing on the creative antecedents of the New Romanian Cinema. Join us for a month of timeless films that will wet the cinephiles' appetite...

12/05 - 14/07/2016 @ RCI London
 Eliade on Film

Eliade on Film

As a tribute to Mircea Eliade, the great Romanian scholar and writer, the April  film at the Romanian Cinematheque is 'The Bengali Night', inspired by his most famous fictional work, 'Maitreyi'.   Inspired by the story of young Eliade’s infatuation for a beautiful Indian girl, the film explores the...

26/04/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Andrei Blaier’s 'Through the Ashes of the Empire' at the Romanian Cinematheque

Andrei Blaier’s 'Through the Ashes of the Empire' at the Romanian Cinematheque

Romania commemorates this year the centenary of its entry into the Great War, a belated yet fateful decision that led to the creation of Greater Romania in 1918. We shall be revisiting those decisive years in a series of events that bring about the incertitude, the soul-searching, the tragedy and the eventual triumph through artistic means -...

30/03/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Radu Muntean’s 'One Floor Below' Premiers in Scotland

Radu Muntean’s 'One Floor Below' Premiers in Scotland

Radu Muntean’s disturbing study of pusillanimity, 'One Floor Below' opens at the Glasgow Film Festival, Scotland’s ambitious showcase of international cinematic creativity. Scriptwriter Alexandru Baciu, the director’s long-time collaborator, will confer with the Glaswegians after the...

26 - 27/02/2016 @ Glasgow
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