BREAKING NEW GROUND presents exciting movies issuing from the effervescent Romanian film industry. Very popular and extremely talented actors and directors will come and join us for the London premieres of their films: director Nae Caranfil (Closer to the Moon), actress Ela Ionescu (The Unsaved), director Dan Chisu and actress Ioana Flora (Deja Vu), actors Victor Rebengiuc and Mariana Mihut (Forest of the Hanged).
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PROGRAMME – LONDON screenings:
Thursday 13 November 2014, 6.15pm, at Curzon Soho
UK Premiere: CLOSER TO THE MOON
Plus Q&A with director Nae Caranfil
Director: Nae Caranfil • Romania 2013 • 112 minutes • Comedy • English with Romanian subtitles
Costume Designer: Doina Levintza
Friday 14 November 2014, 6.30pm, at Curzon Soho
UK Premiere: THE UNSAVED
Plus Q&A with actress Ela Ionescu
Director: Igor Cobileanski • Romania / Republic of Moldova 2013 • 80 minutes • Romanian and Russian, with English subtitles • Romanian title: La limita de jos a cerului
Script: Corneliu Porumboiu, Igor Cobileanski
Saturday 15 November 2014, 6.30pm, at Curzon Soho
UK Premiere: DEJA VU
Plus Q&A with director Dan Chisu and lead actress Ioana Flora
Director: Dan Chisu • Romania 2012 • 74 minutes • Romanian with English subtitles
Sunday 16 November 2014, 4.45pm, at Curzon Soho
UK Premiere: FOREST OF THE HANGED
Plus Q&A with lead actor Victor Rebengiuc & actress Mariana Mihut
Director: Liviu Ciulei • Romania 1964 • 157 minutes • Romanian with English subtitles • Romanian title: Padurea spanzuratilor
Script: Titus Popovici; based on Liviu Rebreanu’s novel of the same title
The full programme of the extra projections in Liverpool and Edinburgh will be announced soon.
LIVERPOOL, 21 November 2014: MARIA TĂNASE (Director: Laurențiu Damian), MEMORIES OF BUCHAREST (Director: Radu Gabrea)
EDINBURGH, 16 December 2014: I AM AN OLD COMMUNIST HAG (Director: Stere Gulea)
More information about the films and tickets will be posted soon.
The Romanian Film Festival in London is organised by Profusion International Creative Consultancy, in partnership with The National Centre of Cinematography in Romania and Curzon Cinemas.
This project is supported by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs - The Department for Romanians Abroad.
The event is supported by Embassy of Romania to the UK and ROMANi-ONLiNE.co.uk
Both events promise to be extraordinary and astonishing. You have to be there! To secure you VIP seats in advance, please choose one of the Perks on offer. For details, please visit our indiegogo campaign page http://igg.me/at/romanianfilmfestival
The 11th Romanian Film Festival (RFF) in London, which takes place between 13 – 16 November 2014, has announced that it will open with the spectacular, flamboyant, beautifully shot CLOSER TO THE MOON, directed by Nae Caranfil (Asfalt Tango, Filantropica). CLOSER TO THE MOON was filmed in English with an international cast, and offers its own solution to the mystery at the heart of the story. The following Q&A promises to be electric as Nae Caranfil, the director of this extraordinary historical reconstruction, explores with the audience the meaning of the story for the Romania of the 1950s.
The festival will close with the highly acclaimed 1964 classic First World War memoir, FOREST OF THE HANGED, directed by Liviu Ciulei (Valurile Dunarii – Danube’s Waves, O scrisoare pierduta – A Lost Letter). Lead actor Victor Rebengiuc will be present to help celebrate the occasion, in an amazing moment of reunion with his long term partner Mariana Mihut. Victor and Mariana met on the set of FOREST OF THE HANGED, 50 years ago, and now they will come together, after the movie, to discuss the history associated with this classic narrative. FOREST OF THE HANGED became the first Romanian film to achieve wide international recognition: Best Director in Cannes 1965.
CLOSER TO THE MOON will take place on Thursday 13 November, 6.15pm at Curzon Soho in London, while FOREST OF THE HANGED will take place on Sunday 16 November, 4.45pm, also the same cinema. Tickets will go on sale at Curzon Soho later this month.
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