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March 7, 2021

Movies at the Romanian Peasant’s Museum

“The Life of an Agent: Secret Police Training in the Kadar Era,” “Madame E.” and “Kusum” are but a few of the films presented for the pleasure of the Bucharest audience at the Romanian Peasant’s Museum (MTR) in the program The New Cinema of the Romanian Director.

The Swedish motion picture “Madame E.” will be broadcasted on Wednesday, while Thursday and Friday will be dedicated to the film “The Life of an Agent: Secret Police Training in the Kadar Era.” On April 22, the audience may watch the film “Kusum” by Jouko Aaltonen, a Finnish production of 2001, while “Hammer & Tickle: The Communist Joke Book” by Ben Lewis, a French – Canadian co-production, was scheduled on April 23 and 24.

The section “Women’s Space: Ladies in Front of and Behind the Camera” will feature the works authored by young Romanian directors such as Raluca Mirescu, Iulia Rugina and Adina Pintilie.

Moreover, film fans may also watch films made by Spanish directors on April 25 and 26: “As de Corasones / Ace of Hearts” by Silvia Gonzalez Laa, “Remoras / Obstacles” by Marisa Lafuente and “Test” by Marta Aledo and Natalia Mateo.

The New Cinema of the Romanian Director is a cultural project initiated by MTR and focused for the broadcasting of a selection of European fiction films and documentaries, the promotion of young Romanian and European directors and their fictitious and documentary and granting an opportunity of dialogue between the artists and the Romanian audience.

MTR intends to initiate a cinema theatre for art films, a cinema theatre targeted on intellectual, a space for the genuine art of cinema and for the cultural dialogue. The selection committee of these films included Dumitru Budrala, Nae Caranfil, Tudor Giurgiu. Radu Mihaileanu, Catalin Mitulescu, Cristian Mungiu, Radu Munteanu, Corneliu Porumboiu, Cristi Puiu and Alexandru Solomon. Each of the directors will directly and independently conceive the program of a month of projection. Each month, the director who has proposed the selection of films will attend a discussion with the people.

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