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The Romanian Co-productions at the 2019 Rotterdam International Film Festival

     The Romanian Cultural Institute in Bruxelles announces the premiere screening of the Romanian co-productions I Do not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians / Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari”, directed by Radu Jude (RO|DE|BG|FR|CZ) and Donbass, directed by Sergey Loznitsa (DE|UA|FR|NL|RO)
     The second film selected by RIFF, Donbass, a co-production RO(Digital Cube)/DE/UA/FR/NL, directed by the famous Ukrainian director Serghei Loznitsa has the cinematography signed by Oleg Mutu and features a Romanian actor, Valeriu Andriuță. The film will be screened in premiere, in the “Big Screen” competition, “Voices” section, on January 29, 30 and 31 and February 2, 2019 at the Pathé, Oude Luxor and KINO 1 in Rotterdam.
     The “Voices” section presents films with strong stories, captivating subjects and important themes. Every film presents a distinct point of view over the world and “the voice of the directors has something important to say” (IFFR). Annually, eight new films awarded during the festival are selected for the “Big Screen” competition by a jury made of film lovers and professionals. The winner of the VPRO Big Screen has ensured the film distribution in the cinemas all over Holland. The award is worth of 30,000 EUR, out of which 15,000 EUR are used for the film distribution and 15,000 EUR are destined for the making of a new film of the director.
     I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians/Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari, directed by Radu Jude, was nominated 10 times at the international film festivals, from Adana, Bergen, Kork, Ghent, Gijón, Herceg Novi – Montenegro, Haifa, Hamburg, Palm Springs and Karlovy Vary and it won 5 important awards in 2018: the Crystal Globe and the “Label Europa Cinemas” awards in Karlovy Vary, the Golden Barge Award for the Best Director in Vukovar, as well as the award for the Best Director and the Gil Parrondo Award for the Best Production Design (Iuliana Vîlsan) at the Gijón International Film Festival. The participation of the film and of the film crew was supported by ICR, through its offices in Brussels, Paris, London, Madrid, Prague.
     The Romanian Cultural Institute has been a partner of the IFFR from 2012. During these years, the Romanian cinematography was a constant and important participant of IFFR. The festival screened more than 24 Romanian films (productions and co-productions) and ICR Brussels succeeded in supporting the participation of over 20 Romanian filmmakers at the festival. Continuing the partnership between ICR Brussels and IFFR is part of the ICR strategy for promoting the Romanian films in Benelux.

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