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Screening “Roma”, at Oscar Weekend 2019

     Having reached its 5th edition, the Oscar Weekend brings to the Elvire Popesco Theatre the films that represented proposals or that are competing for an Oscar award for the category Best Foreign Film. Six of the nine films that are on the short list opened to the vote of the members of the American Film Academy are in this year`s program of the Oscar Weekend: The Guilty (Gustav Möller, Denmark), Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan), Capharnaüm (Nadine Labaki, Lebanon), Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico), Cold Ward (Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland), Burning ( Lee Chang-dong, South Korea). Starting today, the tickets are available on
     The recipient of the Golden Lion in Venice (2018) and the winner of two 2019 Golden Globes Awards – for Best Director and Best Foreign Film – Roma, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, is a sort of a chronicle of a tumultuous year in the life of a middle-class family that lives in Mexico City, in 1970. The film is an intimate and revealing portrait, following the young maid Cleo, a descendant of the Mixteco ethnic group and her colleague Adela, who work for a family in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. Roma will be screened on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 20:45.
     Having served as South Korea`s Minister of Culture and Tourism, the film director Lee Chang-dong brings Burning, a romantic thriller, inspired by a short story written by Haruki Murakami, in which an aspiring writer and a rich guy become rivals for the love of the same girl. South Korea`s proposal for the Oscars, Burning received the FIPRESCI Prize and the Vulcain Prize for art direction and it also has many nominations for the Asian Film Awards. The Oscar Weekend screening will take place on Saturday, January 19, from 15:30.
     Zain Al Rafeea, the star of Capharnaüm, who used to work as a delivery boy in Beirut until last year, when he learned to write his own name – gives a performance that could melt even the toughest heart, as the critics say.  The film which won the Jury Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of a little boy who decides to sue his parents for bringing him into this world. Capharnaüm was shot in Beirut, mainly with non-professional actors, for six months. The Oscar Weekend screening is scheduled for Sunday, January 20, from 15:30.

Oscar Weekend 2019 Programme:

Thursday, January 17
18:30   Cold War, by Pawel Pawlikowski (1h 28min), Poland 
20:30   Donbass, by Sergei Loznitsa (1h 50min), Ukraine

Friday, January 18
18:00   The Guilty, by Gustav Möller (1h 25 min), Denmark
19:45   Girl, by Lukas Dhont (1h 45 min), Belgium 

Saturday, January 19
13:00    I Do not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians, by Radu Jude (2h 20 min), Romania
15:30   Burning, by Lee Chang-dong (2h 28 min), South Korea
18:30   Dogman, by Matteo Garrone (1h 42 min), Italy
20:45   Roma, by Alfonso Cuarón (2h 15 min), Mexico

Sunday, January 20
13:00   Shoplifters, by Hirokazu Kore-eda (2h 01 min), Japan
15:30   Capharnaüm, by Nadine Labaki (2h 01min), Lebanon
17:45   Sunset, by László Nemes (2h 22min), Hungary
20:30   Border, by Ali Abbasi (1h 48min), Sweden

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