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March 27, 2023

B-EST Film Fest debut uncertain due to air traffic

The International Film Festival due to kick off today in Bucharest is facing several problems brought about by the ash cloud traffic restrictions throughout Europe. According to organizers, quoted by Agerpres, several film reels are currently blocked in airports and iconic director Andrei Konchalovski’s visit has been postponed. Both films that are supposed to run in opening and closing the festival, Coen brothers’ A Serious Man and the film featuring Colin Firth, A Single Man, are currently blocked on JFK Airport. Also, according to organizers who summoned up a press meeting yesterday, Director Andrei Konchalovski will probably arrive later on Wednesday in Bucharest, where he is supposed to hold a series of master classes. In the inter-ethnic group of the festival, main guest was writer and director Tony Gatlif, whose presence is now uncertain. For the second consecutive year, the Charta Cultural Foundation and the Roma Cultural Center are proposing the Romano Cinema and Culture section with films dedicated to Roma traditions. Born in France, Tony Gatlif is one of the world’s best known Roma directors. His films, including “Freedom/ Korkoro” (2009) will be shown in the festival.

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