Comics salon in Iasi, in partnership with the French Cultural Centre
The BeDon comics’ salon is scheduled to take place for the first time in Iasi, on May 22 and 23, including numerous events, such as exhibitions by famous artists of this field, as Ciubi and Jup. The French Cultural Centre of Iasi and the “Mihai Ursachi” Culture House will organize conferences, round tables and book launches attended by guests from Romania and abroad. A drawing competition will reunite all comics’ fans and the broadcasts of films based on famous comics will remind the audience of the strong bond of comics and the cinema industry. The festival starts today, with a conference by the visual artist and architect Mati Botezatu from Iasi, hosted by the French Cultural Centre, entitled “Comics and Cinema.” The Copou Park will host today a drawing competition, followed by the opening of the exhibitions authored by the Jup (Lucian Amarii) and by Ciubi (Alexandru Ciubotariu), both from Iasi. On this occasion, Jup will launch his latest album entitled “Super Costel.” Also today, the French artist Emmanuel Lepage will open his comics’ exhibition. On Saturday, the “Mihai Ursachi” Culture House in Copou Park will host the projection of the “Asterix and Obelix” films and cartoons series.”
Films by Lucian Pintilie and Dan Pita, at Luna Cinema in Warsaw
ICR Warsaw presents a program dedicated to “prestigious predecessors” of the new wave of Romanian cinema – “Journeys to South.” The program includes the screening of the films “The Reconstitution” by Lucian Pintilie, “Competition” (1982) and “The Stone Wedding 2: At a Stone” (1972), directed by Dan Pita, “Sequences” (1982), by Alexandru Tatos, and “Tear of a Girl,” (1980), by Iosif Demian. The films will be run during May 29 – 31 at the Luna Cinema Theatre in Warsaw. “Although the extraordinary films made by young Romanian filmmakers appeared as a reaction to the tired, obstructing, artificial and tendentious formulas of the Romanian “du papa” cinema, there is a cinema tradition which is close to the Neo-Realistic and Minimalist tendency that has become the most defining feature of Romanian film for the last few years,” ICR Warsaw announces while presenting the “Journeys to South” overview.