ARTS & LEISURE

Films from Astra 2011 selection, screened this week in Bucharest

Some of the films included in last year’s selection of the Astra International Documentary Film Festival in Sibiu will be screened in Bucharest, Thursday to Sunday. The screenings will take place at the Romanian Peasant’s Museum (MTR) and the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR). ICR will host on February 23 and 24 screenings of four documentaries, three of which collected awards: “Teodora pecheresse”, written and directed by Anca Hirte, “Check Check Poto”, directed by Julia Varga, “Singur acasa – O tragedie romaneasca” (Home Alone – A Romanian Tragedy), by Ionut Carpatorea, and “Z 32”, directed by Avi Mograbi. The selection of films to be presented at MTR, February 24 to 26, includes “Off the Beaten Track” by Dieter Auner, “Anything by Black” by Aura Linckeviciute, “Village without Women” by Srdjan Sarenac, “Berlinskaya fuga” by Denes Nagy, “Songs from the Nickel” by Alina Skrzeszewska, “I Shot My Love” by Tomer Heymann, “Women on Canvas” by Otilia Babara, “Victoria” by Adi Voicu and Ana Vlad and “Moi, ma famille rom et Woody Allen” by Laura Halilovic. The public’s entrance to the screenings is free. The Astra Film Festival (AFF) On Tour will continue with screenings in Cluj-Napoca (March), Deva (April), Brasov (April-May) and Iasi (September). A new edition of the Astra Film Festival is scheduled to take place October 15 to 21.

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