Film

Film

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.

Events archive

The Crime Season at the Romanian Cinematheque Continues with 'The Rage', A High-Octane Thriller from Director Radu Muntean

The Crime Season at the Romanian Cinematheque Continues with 'The Rage', A High-Octane Thriller from Director Radu Muntean

As Britain negotiates the fog and mist of spring, our Crime Season continues with another high-octane thriller, directed by versatile auteur Radu Muntean and starring Dragoș Bucur, the fetish leading man of the Romanian New Wave.       "Furia"/ 'The Rage' marks Muntean’s exciting transition...

23/04/2015 @ 1 Belgrave Square, London
The Crime Season at the Romanian Cinematheque opens with 'a slow burn thriller taken to the extreme'

The Crime Season at the Romanian Cinematheque opens with 'a slow burn thriller taken to the extreme'

Every cinematheque has to have a crime season. And what film would proudly open our programme better than Cristi Puiu’s dark and disturbing 'Aurora'? Aurora — that is, 'dawn' in Romanian — is the moment when night and day meet. 'Aurora' is the film that asks overwhelmingly difficult questions,...

26/02/2015 @ RCI London
An Oxonian in the East: Tom Wilson’s 'The București Experiment' at the Romanian Cinematheque

An Oxonian in the East: Tom Wilson’s 'The București Experiment' at the Romanian Cinematheque

The Romanian Cinematheque’s autumn season debuts with a controversial film that claims precedence in several respects: it is the first documentary included in our programme, it is screened in London for the first time and it is made by a first-time director.  'The București Experiment' premiered at Transylvania...

25/09/2014 @ RCI London
Romanian Cinema in Edinburgh

Romanian Cinema in Edinburgh

With a rich and diverse programme of films and events, Edinburgh International Film Festival continues to bring the very best in contemporary cinema to Scotland’s capital. The 68th edition of the festival includes a feature and a short film from Romania: 'The Japanese Dog' ('Câinele japonez') by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu...

26 - 29/06/2014 @ Edinburgh
New Romanian Films Premiere at the East End Film Festival

New Romanian Films Premiere at the East End Film Festival

Indulge yourselves with a supersize bite of Romanian filmmaking at its best at London’s most vibrant film festival! The 6th consecutive collaboration with our friends from the East End Film Festival brings to London two of the most anticipated Romanian films: Corneliu Porumboiu’s 'The Second Game' and Anca...

19 - 21/06/2014 @ RichMix Cinema, London
Peter Strickland’s Atmospheric Revenge-story 'Katalin Varga' at the Romanian Cinematheque

Peter Strickland’s Atmospheric Revenge-story 'Katalin Varga' at the Romanian Cinematheque

The Romanian Cinematheque features Peter Strickland's impressive debut 'Katalin Varga', a gritty tale of violence and revenge. Made over a long period of time and financed entirely by independent sources, the film went on to win the Silver Bear in Berlin and The European Film Academy’s Discovery of the Year award in...

22/05/2014 @ ICR London
UK Premiere: Valentin Hotea's 'Roxanne' at the Romanian Cinematheque

UK Premiere: Valentin Hotea's 'Roxanne' at the Romanian Cinematheque

The next film to be screened at the Romanian Cinematheque is Valentin Hotea's 'Roxanne', one of the most unconventional attempts by a Romanian director to deal with the communist dictatorship and its lingering aftermath.   Set in the city of Bucharest 20 years after the Romanian...

29/04/2014 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London, SW1X8PH
A Kristin Scott-Thomas Tour de Force at the Romanian Cinematheque

A Kristin Scott-Thomas Tour de Force at the Romanian Cinematheque

We continue our string of Romanian cinematic gems with a feature as memorable as the stormy season it imparts, starring Kristin Scott-Thomas on top of a stellar Romanian cast. 'An Unforgettable Summer' (original title 'Un été inoubliable'), directed with exceptional flair and subtlety...

18/03/2014 @ ICR London
Dubliners for a day

Dubliners for a day

This year, Valentin Hotea’s 'Roxanne' (2013) is the Romanian entry in the official selection at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, the oldest partner of ICR London across the Irish Sea. Another Romanian presence in the festival will be the one of Mihai Chirilov, our most successful film programmer. If you're...

23/02/2014
A Scrutiny of Longing. 'A Month in Thailand' at the Romanian Cinematheque

A Scrutiny of Longing. 'A Month in Thailand' at the Romanian Cinematheque

The Romanian Cinemateque presents Paul Negoescu's 'A Month in Thailand' (2012), a perceptive review of the concealed longings and muted desires of young middle class Romanians, torn apart by the dilemma of settling in a conventional existence or breaking free from the prospect of a banal, predictable life. The film is...

20/02/2014
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