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.

Focus on Romania at the Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival in Bristol

Focus on Romania at the Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival in Bristol

The guest of honour at the 21st edition of the Encounters festival is the Romanian cinema: celebrated filmmakers and award-winning short films will be the centrepiece of the country focus.  We are happy to support the two Romanian directors in the official competition: Adrian Sitaru and Andrei Crețulescu, who will present the UK...

15 - 20/09/2015 @ Bristol

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Porumboiu's 'The Second Game' at ICA's Cinematheque

Porumboiu's 'The Second Game' at ICA's Cinematheque

The Institute of Contemporary Arts presents Corneliu Porumboiu’s 'The Second Game' as part of their Cinematheque's Offside season, which showcases films that use football as a means to explore wider social and political issues. We are excited to team up with the prestigious creative hub from the...

01/09/2015 @ Institute of Contemporary Arts
Cinema as Redemption: ‘Chuck Norris vs Communism’ at EIFF

Cinema as Redemption: ‘Chuck Norris vs Communism’ at EIFF

Edinburgh International Film Festival, the world's oldest continually running film festival, features the European premiere of ‘Chuck Norris vs Communism’, a documentary about the redemptive power of film in times of political and social distress. With the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute, the event is attended by...

24 - 25/06/2015 @ Odeon Cinema, Edinburgh
'Toto and His Sisters' Documentary Premieres at the Open City Documentary Festival

'Toto and His Sisters' Documentary Premieres at the Open City Documentary Festival

One of the most talked about Romanian documentaries of the last years has its UK premiere at the 2015 edition of the Open City Documentary Festival in London.   The Romanian Cultural Institute in London is pleased to support the screening of 'Toto and His Sisters', Alexander Nanau’s touching observational film already...

20/06/2015 @ Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury
THE MOROMETES 60: Preda On Screen

THE MOROMETES 60: Preda On Screen

A daring, unforgiving mirror of a society disrupted by violent change, teaming with memorable characters and tackling the most stringent themes of a traumatic time, Marin Preda’s literature has been a copious source of stories for the big screen. The 'Preda On Screen' series at the Romanian Cinematheque revisits two of the...

10 - 30/06/2015 @ RCI London
Romanian Cinematheque’s Crime Season Ends with 'Police, Adjective', A Sour Moral Tale Masterfully Crafted

Romanian Cinematheque’s Crime Season Ends with 'Police, Adjective', A Sour Moral Tale Masterfully Crafted

The last film in our Romanian Cinematheque’s Crime Season is 'Police, Adjective' (2009), written and directed by celebrated helmer Corneliu Porumboiu. The film is a superbly directed and acted meditation on moral choice torn between the imperatives of law, the logic of bureaucratic authority and the personal sense of...

14/05/2015 @ RCI London
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
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