For all film lovers out there who can't make it to the Romanian Film Festival for the special screening of ‘Stuff and Dough’ (Marfa și banii) on Sun 13 Nov (3.20pm, Curzon Soho), here is some good news: ‘Stuff and Dough’ is available on DVD from Second Run. The DVD also contains Cristi Puiu’s short film ‘Cigarettes and Coffee’. Here’s the link with full details of the DVD release: http://www.secondrundvd.com/release_stuff.php
Pick up a copy in one of the cinemas. Curzon Cinemas is London’s leading arthouse cinema chain with six venues across the capital.
Each year the ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN LONDON offers, through the good offices of its organiser PROFUSION INTERNATIONAL, an award to students drawn from the Romanian diaspora in the United Kingdom. The qualifications are simple. The recipient should, permanently or temporarily, be resident in Britain, and he or she should be a student of the visual arts, especially in the field of cinema. Our practice is to leave applications open as long as possible, so there is still time to apply for the film festival in November 2016. A brief CV and a brief statement backing up your claim to the scholarship is all that is required. All communications should be addressed to Ms R Mitrica, Director, PROFUSION – firstname.lastname@example.org
Romanian Palme d’Or winner Cristian Mungiu’s latest film is a five-star study of grubby bureaucratic compromise.
GRADUATION, is a masterly, complex movie of psychological subtlety and moral weight, about the shabby choices people make as they claw their way up. (The Guardian)
Thu 10 Nov, 6.10pm, Curzon Soho
+ Q&A with lead actor Adrian Titieni
The Romanian Film Festival in London (RFF) features a glittering and stimulating array of titles. Very popular and talented actors Adrian Titieni, Alexandru Papadopol, Ana Ciontea and Vlad Ivanov will come from Bucharest in order to join us for the UK premieres of the latest Romanian films.
Thu 10 Nov - Opening Gala, 6.10pm, Screen 1, Curzon Soho
GRADUATION (d. Cristian Mungiu)
Followed by Q&A with lead actor Adrian Titieni, hosted by writer Ian Haydn Smith
Fri 11 Nov, 6.40pm, Screen 3, Curzon Soho
ILLEGITIMATE (d. Adrian Sitaru)
UK premiere followed by Q&A with lead actor Adrian Titieni, hosted by writer Ian Haydn Smith
Sat 12 Nov, 6.20pm, Screen 3, Curzon Soho
DOGS (d. Bogdan Mirica)
UK premiere followed by Q&A with lead actor Vlad Ivanov, hosted by screen writer Mike Phillips
Sun 13 Nov, 3.20pm, Screen 3, Curzon Soho
STUFF AND DOUGH (d. Cristi Puiu)
Followed by Q&A with lead actor Alexandru Papadopol, hosted by writer Ian Haydn Smith
Sun 13 Nov, 6.20pm, Screen 3, Curzon Soho
BACK HOME (d. Andrei Cohn)
UK premiere followed by Q&A with lead actor Alexandru Papadopol, hosted by writer Ian Haydn Smith
Mon 14 Nov – Closing Gala, 7.00pm, Screen 1, Curzon Soho
SIERANEVADA (d. Cristi Puiu)
UK premiere followed by Q&A with lead actress Ana Ciontea, hosted by writer Ian Haydn Smith
The Romanian Film Festival in London is a not-for-profit enterprise, functioning with the help of grants and sponsorship from friends and supporters. RFF is organised by Profusion International Creative Consultancy (www.profusion.org.uk), in partnership with The National Centre of Cinematography in Romania and Curzon Cinemas. Supported by The Department for Romanians Abroad (DPRRP).
Acest proiect este realizat cu sprijinul Ministerului Afacerilor Externe – Departamentul Politici pentru Relaţia cu Românii de Pretutindeni.
85 films in foreign language for Oscar race, including Cristi Puiu's Sieranevada
Catch SIERANEVADA at Curzon Soho in London on Mon 14 Nov, at Closing Gala of the 13th Romanian Film Festival (RFF).
Followed by Q&A with lead actress Ana Ciontea
(2016/Comedy-Drama/Romania/173 min/Romanian with English subtitles; Cannes Film Festival 2016 - Palme D’Or Competition)
Tickets: www.curzoncinemas.com/rff ; Box Office: 0330 500 1331
Curzon Cinemas is London’s leading arthouse cinema chain with six venues across the capital.
Address: 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY
Nearest tube: Leicester Square
10 - 14 November 2016, Curzon Soho Cinema (99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY)
TOGETHER AND APART is a phrase which may describe the relationship between two partners as they twist and twirl through the intimate movements of a dance. The phrase may also speak to the condition of the Romanian diaspora, divided by distance, united by history and family ties. Most powerfully, though, the phrase hints at the relationship between nationalities, you and me, separated by time and space, but bound together by our fears and hopes for the future.