Film

Film

We can see the forest by the trees and the sea by the waves, including cinematic waves. Celebrated film-makers like Puiu, Ursianu, Mungiu, Marinca, Baciu, Radulescu, Porumboiu, Pintilie, Ivanov, Caranfil, Pita, Veroiu, Seucan, Giurgiu, Voda and many others – they are all permanent residents of our cinematic programmes and projects. 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.

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

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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

"Somewhere in Palilula": Legendary Silviu Purcarete's First Foray Into Film

Our 2014 cultural season in London kicks off with a tribute to one of the most successful creative partnerships in contemporary Romanian culture. Acclaimed actor and visionary cultural animator Constantin Chiriac, the driving force behind Sibiu – European Capital of Culture 2007 and Sibiu International Theatre Festival, talks about his...

15/01/2014 @ ICR London
Stere Gulea’s “Fox-Hunter” at the Romanian Cinematheque

Stere Gulea’s “Fox-Hunter” at the Romanian Cinematheque

2013’s Romanian Cinematheque series ends with the screening of an unsettling drama -“Fox-Hunter” (“Vulpe-vânător”), one of the first Romanian feature films portraying life under terror during Ceauşescu’s dictatorship. The screening is part of Repression and Exile, Remembering the Fall of Communism in...

16/12/2013 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
 The First Ever Romanian Feature Film,

The First Ever Romanian Feature Film,

Right on the National Day of Romania, we celebrate the birth of our cinema with an exceptional screening of the first full length feature, "The War for Independence" ("Independenţa României", 1912) presented in the Barbican Cinema's Silent Film series. Depicting the war between Romania and the...

01/12/2013 @ Barbican Cinema

"Trajan 1900". British Star Richard Johnson Introduces Mircea Drăgan's Film "The Column" at the Romanian Cinematheque

In Romanian with English subtitles. “Columna” ("The Column"), a grand cinematic chronicle presenting one of the most consequential moments in European history, screens at the Romanian Cinemateque in the presence of its leading star Richard Johnson. The screening is part of “Trajan 1900”, a celebration of...

21/11/2013 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Special Screening:

Special Screening: "Wild Carpathia" III

The third and last episode in the popular "Wild Carpathia" series takes us to Northern Romania and the Maramureş - one of the most picturesque regions in The Carpathians. Presenter Charlie Ottley and his companions also explore the scenic views of Moldova and Bucovina, where they marvel at the Painted Monasteries. The trip...

11/11/2013 @ ICR London
Romanian heavyweights at the 57th edition of the BFI London Film Festival

Romanian heavyweights at the 57th edition of the BFI London Film Festival

In its fourth year, our partnership with the British Film Institute brings to London 2013’s best Romanian films and helmers for a series of illuminating events.    Join us for the screening of 2013 Golden Bear winner "Child’s Pose" ("Poziţia copilului"), followed by a conversation with director...

10 - 15/10/2013 @ BFI London Film Festival
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