With a new artistic director, Alex Trăilă and a new image, created by Paul Negoescu, the honorary ambassador, the European Film Festival (organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute, under the aegis of EUNIC Romania, in partnership with the European Commission Representation in Romania) comes with a complex and dynamic program.
The 21st edition brings 60 films (many of them are in premiere in Romania) which will be screened in more venues – the Romanian National Art Museum – Auditorium Hall, the National Peasant Museum Cinema – “Horia Bernea” Studio, the Elvire Popesco Cinema, the Czech Institute, the Cervantes Institute and the European Public Space.
The screenings of some of the documentaries or of the feature films (Fixer / Fixeur, directed by Adrian Sitaru) are followed by debates and a special section is dedicated to the filmmakers from the Republic of Moldova. The program includes also the Romanian productions Camera Obscura / Camera obscură, directed by Gheorghe Preda and The Last Day / Ultima zi, directed by Gabriel Achim, which will be screened at the closing gala.
At the press conference organized by ICR, Alex Trăilă told us about the new things of this edition and the director Gabriel Achim and the actor Doru Ana told us about the adventure of making the independent film The Last Day / Ultima zi.
Cinematography: Valeriu Ciubotaru
Translation: Iulia Necoara