The first edition of the ‘Three colors, one being’ Romanian Film Festival, organized by the Union of Film Authors and Producers of Romania (UARF) and the Union of Cinematographers of Moldova (UCM) will take place in Chisinau between August 24 – 31, a press release remitted on Wednesday.
The end date of the festival coincides with the ‘Our language’ celebrations in the Republic and Moldova and the ‘Day of the Romanian language’ celebrations in Romania.
The event, supported by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – The Department for Policies for the Relation with Romanians Everywhere, will take place in the Square of the Cathedral of Saint Theodora from Sihla in Chisinau and will be accompanied by parallel cultural-artistic manifestation in Ulmu (August 28) and Causeni (August 29-30) that will also feature famous film projections.
Among the programmed showings are ‘Oglinda’ (The Mirror), directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu, ‘Tapinarii’ (The Lumberjacks) and ‘Lisca’, directed by Ioan Carmazan, ‘Cel mai iubit dintre pamanteni’ (The Most Beloved of Earthlings), directed by Serban Marinescu, ‘Patul lui Procust’ (Procrustres’ bed), directed by Sergiu Prodan, ‘Lautarii’ (The Fiddlers), directed by Emil Loteanu.
Also during the festival, the State University has programmed, in the August 28-30 interval, student film projections and cultural dialogues between the students and teachers of the University. Romanian-Canadian actress Claudia Motea will hold a poetry recital on the works of Mihai Eminescu titled Veronica Micle – Eminescu – Eternal Love, while lecturer Otilia Sarbu and associate professor Doina Mot will delight the youthful student spirit with their conferences.
In parallel with the festival, on August 25 and 26, the Mihai Eminescu National Theater, under the guidance of artistic director Petru Hadarca, will host two soulful events – ‘Portraits of Great Actors’ (Costache Antoniu and Ilarion Ciobanu).
On August 29, the Odeon Cinema will host a projection of the movie ‘Nu sunt faimos, dar sunt aroman’ (I’m not famous, but I’m Aromanian), directed by Toma Enache.
Among the Romanian and Moldovan stage personalities that have announced their attendance of the event are director Serban Marinescu, actors Dorel Visan, Tania Popa, Ioana Craciunescu, Irina Gardescu, Cristian Sofron, scenographer Diana Metiu and writer Otilia Sarbu.
The hosts of the event will be actors Claudia Motea and Valentin Alexandru