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Corneliu Porumboiu, the Guest of Honor of the Romanian Film Centennial in Vaslui

     The Romanian Film Centennial (CFR) arrived in Vaslui (August 12 to 15) with four Romanian films. California Dreamin' (Endless) / California Dreamin` (Nesfârșit) (directed by Cristian Nemescu), 12:08 East of Bucharest / A fost sau n-a fost, (directed by Corneliu Porumboiu), Felix and Otilia / Felix și Otilia (directed by Iulian Mihu) and An Unforgettable Summer / O vară de neuitat (directed by Lucian Pintilie) gathered around 300 viewers in the “Constantin Tănase” Culture House.
     The Romanian Film Centennial Caravan, included in the Vaslui Cultural Days event, started with the screening of the AGERPRESS documentary The Great Union – Romania at 100 Years / Marea Unire: România, la 100 de ani. It continued with Felix and Otilia, based upon the famous novel “Otilia`s Enigma” written 46 years ago. The evening ended with the screening of California dreamin' (Endless).
     Corneliu Porumboiu was the special guest of the third evening of the Centennial Caravan programme in Vaslui, his native town. “I`m glad this festival happens here, in Vaslui. Unfortunately, the people in Romania lost this habit of going to the cinema and I hope you will continue this initiative”, the director said.
     Corneliu Porumboiu received from the Romanian Film Centennial a distinction, for the contribution he brought to the Romanian cinema.
     The Mayor of Vaslui promised that in the future he will have in his list of priorities the re-opening of a state cinema in Vaslui, after Irina-Margareta Nistor, the CFR ambassador challenged him to do so.
     The programme of the Romanian Film Centennial Caravan in Vaslui ended with An Unforgettable Summer.

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