The Romanian Cultural Institute, the Embassy of Romania in the United Mexican States and the National Cinematheque in Mexico are organising in premiere a Contemporary Romanian
Film Retrospective at the National Cinematheque of Ciudad de Mexico. Entitled “10 years in 10 films. From Palme d´Or to the Golden Bear
”, the retrospective (11-22 June), includes a selection of the most awarded and acclaimed Romanian films made after 2000: The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu
, directed by Cristi Puiu, the first great international success of the R omanian cinema of the new millennium, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
, the feature film by director Cristian Mungiu, distinguished at Cannes with the Palme d’Or Award a decade ago, Child's Pose
, made by Călin Peter Netzer, winner of the Golden Bear at the 2010Berlinale.
The film cycle will open with the feature film by director Bogdan Mirică, Dogs,
FIPRESCI Award at Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes 2016 Festival. The series continues with the film 12:08 East of Bucharest
, by director Corneliu Porumboiu, Camera d’Or at Cannes 2006 Festival, Aferim!,
the black and white film by director Radu Jude, winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin 2015 Film Festival, Autobiographyof Nicolae Ceaușescu,
the tour de force by Andrei Ujică, the onlydocumentaryincluded in the selection, and Illegitimate
, by director Adrian Sitaru. Cristi Puiu and Cristian Mungiu are present in this retrospective with their latest creations, Sieranevada
the latter distinguished with Best Director at Cannes 2016.
This Romanian film feast will be hosted by the National Cinematheque of Mexico, a complex of 10 projection screens, exhibition halls, digital restoration laboratory and an open-air scree. This first retrospective in Latin America, co-organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Madrid, carries on the cooperation initiated with the Embassy of Romania in Argentina in 2016, at the first edition of the Romanian Film Festival of Buenos Aires, and aims at consolidating the notorietythe Romanian film enjoys beyond the festival circuit, within the viewers from Spanish-speaking countries.