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.

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

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 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
Dublin Film Festival Welcomes 'Why me?' and Tudor Giurgiu

Dublin Film Festival Welcomes 'Why me?' and Tudor Giurgiu

Over the past few years, the biggest film festival in Ireland - which is also our oldest partner across the Irish Sea - has celebrated Romanian films & directors through numerous projections, Q&A sessions and special events. This year is no exception as multitalented helmer Tudor Giurgiu will present his troubling 'Why me?' to...

18 - 28/02/2016 @ Dublin
Oana Giurgiu’s Touching 'Aliyah DaDa', for the Holocaust Memorial Day

Oana Giurgiu’s Touching 'Aliyah DaDa', for the Holocaust Memorial Day

The Romanian Cinematheque reopens en force in 2016 with the UK premiere of Oana Giurgiu’s debut documentary 'Aliyah DaDa' (2014), to mark the International Holocaust Memorial Day. Followed by a Q&A session with the director. The film presents a well documented history of the Jews in Romania. 133 years ago, a small...

28/01/2016 @ RCI London
'Closer to the Moon' by Nae Caranfil – to open the UK Jewish Film Festival 2015

'Closer to the Moon' by Nae Caranfil – to open the UK Jewish Film Festival 2015

The 19th edition of the prestigious UK Jewish Film Festival opens with 'Closer to the Moon' ('Mai aproape de lună') by renowned Romanian director Nae Caranfil. We are happy to partner up with the festival and support the opening night gala on 7th November. Director Nae Caranfil and actors Allan Corduner, Harry Lloyd,...

07/11/2015 @ BFI Southbank
'New European Documentary' Opens in London with ‘Chuck Norris vs Communism’

'New European Documentary' Opens in London with ‘Chuck Norris vs Communism’

We are thrilled to be part of Open City Docs and EUNIC London's 'New European Documentary', a new series to be launched in one of the capital's most beautiful new cinemas, Picturehouse Central. The event opens with a gala screening of the acclaimed Romanian production 'Chuck Norris vs Communism', a film which created...

28/10/2015 @ Picturehouse Central, Shatfesbury Av, London
Romanian Films at UCL SSEES’ Centenary Film Festival

Romanian Films at UCL SSEES’ Centenary Film Festival

Part of the renowned University College London, The School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) is celebrating 100 years as academic gateway to the East European cultures and societies, through a series of cultural events. Among various festivities, the centennial celebratory agenda also includes a Season of Films made within the...

21/10 - 08/12/2015 @ The Bloomsbury Theatre, London
MARK COUSINS PRESENTS: Romanian Film Season in Edinburgh

MARK COUSINS PRESENTS: Romanian Film Season in Edinburgh

With characteristic idiosyncratic flair, acclaimed director and author Mark Cousins curates a series of Romanian film, revisiting 100 years of cinematic haunting eeriness, delicious sarcasm and groundbreaking miserabilism, which have amassed some of the highest distinctions of the seventh art.   "Movie lovers know that, in...

14/10 - 14/12/2015 @ Edinburgh
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