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“Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest” Fest kicks off on October 25th



This year’s edition of Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest gathers the most challenging titles from the selection of the Cannes Festival and will start on October 25th, ending on the 31st. The hosts of the film festival are Studio Cinema, Elvira Popescu Cinema and CinemaPRO.
The list of the movies for which the tickets are put on sale is constantly updated on the official website www.filmedefestival.ro. The tickets for the event are on sale since September 23rd, separately for each of the three theaters where the projections will take place: for CinemaPRO on www.eventim.ro, for Elvira Popescu Cinema on www.eventbook.ro, and Studio Cinema from the cinema’s pay desk.
The movies “Only God forgives”, starring the Canadian actor Ryan Gosling, and “Like father, like son”, the Jury Prize winner at the Cannes Festival, will be screened at Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest this year.
One of the most expected films of the year, after the success of “Drive” – placed by most critics on top of the charts in 2011 – “Only God Forgives”, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, will be screened for the first time in Romania at Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest.
Stylistically, the film continues the line of “Drive”: it is a modern western, ultraviolent, with noir overtones, on a decayed city background – Bangkok. Ryan Gosling is playing the role of an enigmatic and silent man involved in drug mafia. When his brother is killed, his mother (Kristin Scott Thomas), head of a vast mafia network, is forcing him to avenge the death of his brother. A cop (Vithaya Pansringarm) appears in his way, which seems not to act by ordinary laws, but according to her own judgments. Also for the first time in Romania, Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest will bring the Japanese film awarded by the Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival. “Like Father, Like Son”, directed by Kore-Eda Hirokazu, is a subtle drama with enough humor about two families which find out, after 6 years during which they raised their children with love, that they were swapped at birth due to a regrettable error. Facing an almost impossible dilemma, one of the fathers is facing for the first time himself and the idea of ??being a father. The movie “Like Father, Like Son” has sparked loud applauses at the world premiere. Kore-Eda Hirokazu is one of the most appreciated contemporary Asian directors, previously being selected at Cannes with three other films – “Distance” in 2001, “Nobody Knows” in 2004, and “Air Doll” in 2009.

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