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.

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The Beheaded Rooster @ Romanian Cinematheque

The Beheaded Rooster @ Romanian Cinematheque

Romanian Cinematheque continues its series of cinematic landmarks with The Beheaded Rooster (2007), a moving coming of age story set against the tragic backdrop of the WWII. The film narrates the impossible love between a young German from Transylvania and a Jewish girl. The story is placed in a multi-cultural world, which is destroyed by...

27/09/2012 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Meanders @ Romanian Cinematheque

Meanders @ Romanian Cinematheque

We are proud to re-open the Romanian Cinematheque with one of the masterpieces of Romanian cinema,  Meanders (1967), a profound and revolutionary classic by legendary director Mircea Săucan. The film speaks about two different worldviews and approaches to self-fulfillment through an abstract confrontation that leads to concrete...

20/09/2012 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Return Screening of Somewhere in Palilula

Return Screening of Somewhere in Palilula

  We are delighted to present one of the highlights of this year’s East End Film Festival programme, Somewhere In Palilula, in a special return screening at midday on Saturday 8th September at the RichMix Cinema. Those that missed the film at EEFF 2012 should not miss the chance to experience an utterly spectacular, unique...

08/09/2012 @ Rich Mix Cinema, 35- 47 Bethnal Green Road , London
Legendary Romanian theatre director Silviu Purcărete's debut film premieres in London

Legendary Romanian theatre director Silviu Purcărete's debut film premieres in London

The East End Film Festival will host the UK premiere of Somewhere in Palilula, Silviu Purcărete’s debut feature – a screening not to be missed! Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will host the international premiere on 3 July 2012: "Set in 1960s Romania, this original, artistically stylized movie is a successful...

07/07/2012 @ Rich Mix Cinema
Romanian Cinema is celebrated again in East London

Romanian Cinema is celebrated again in East London

East End Film Festival & Cine-East reveal their programme 12 hours of FREE film screenings, workshops, talks, cinema trails and competitions saturating every venue and hidden corner of London’s East End. Over 100 restaurants, bars, galleries, cinemas and cafes will play host to a series of short and feature film screenings,...

01/07/2012 @ Corbet Place Café, Ely’s Yard, 15 Hanbury Street, London
If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle enters UK cinemas

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle enters UK cinemas

Gala screening and UK release of Florin Serban's If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle at the Curzon Renoir Cinema on 18 May. The film got great critical acclaim upon it's release in 2010, being nominated for the Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival and having won the Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear.   Two weeks...

18/05/2012 @ Curzon Renoir
Unsettling

Unsettling "Red Gloves" at the Romanian Cinematheque

Don't miss Radu Gabrea's latest feature Red Gloves (2010), a poignant story about a young man crushed by the repressive Communist regime.  Adapted from the Romanian-German writer Eginald Schlattner’s autobiographical novel, the film dares to confront the “obsessive decade” (as the ’50s were dubbed in...

10/05/2012 @ 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Special screening and DVD launch of Tuesday, After Christmas

Special screening and DVD launch of Tuesday, After Christmas

A great opportunity to meet director Radu Muntean We are delighted to announce a special screening for the DVD launch of Tuesday, After Christmas, released in the UK by Second Run DVD. The event will be followed by a Q&A session with director Radu Muntean, “one of the Romanian New Wave’s spikiest talents” (Tim Robey,...

09/05/2012 @ Riverside Studios, London
Devil in Paradise: Forest Fruit at the Romanian Cinematheque

Devil in Paradise: Forest Fruit at the Romanian Cinematheque

We invite you to the screening of Alexandru Tatos’ realist film Forest Fruit (1983), which tells a story of deceit and betrayal set up against a background of arcadic beauty. The 17-year-old Amalia (Manuela Boboc), the daughter of a widower lumberjack with many children, falls in love with a soldier. An irresponsible young man, the...

26/04/2012 @ 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
East Meets East: The Romanian New Wave in the Olympic Boroughs

East Meets East: The Romanian New Wave in the Olympic Boroughs

Four internationally-acclaimed Romanian filmmakers are part of an exciting project dedicated to young people from London’s East End. It is a unique and special opportunity to learn from some of the best names in recent Romanian cinema, who will bring their contribution to the community’s development in the Olympic boroughs. The...

23/04 - 06/07/2012 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London and Four Corners
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