The 10th Romanian Film Festival in London: TURNING THE PAGE (Thu 28 Nov – Mon 2 Dec 2013) brings the latest, the most exciting and the most illuminating productions from the ferment of the Romanian film industry, a press release informs. Shown for the first time in the UK, these films tell the story of a rapidly evolving society. All films are in Romanian with English subtitles. Screenings will take place at: Curzon Soho (99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY) between Thu 28 Nov – Sun 1 Dec 2013 EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN) on Mon 2 Dec 2013
Hugely popular actors and directors will lend their presence to the screenings: actor Victor Rebengiuc (Japanese Dog), actor and director Horatiu Malaele (Happy Funerals), actor Bogdan Dumitrache (When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism), actors Dragos Bucur, Alexandru Papadopol and Dorian Boguta (Love Building), director Stere Gulea (I Am an Old Communist Hag), and director Adrian Sitaru (Domestic).
“2013, the year of our 10 year anniversary, signals a moment of unique importance for the Romanian communities here in Britain, in Europe, and the rest of the world. Back in 2003 our task was to amplify the voice of the Romanian community in the English speaking capital, to create a focal point for contemporary Romanian culture, and to join forces with the network of cultural exhibits in London. 10 years on, as an integral part of our community abroad, we now prepare to help build the cultural infrastructure of the rapidly growing diaspora, which is experiencing changes with consequences for the culture both here and at home. Romanians are increasingly accepting British citizenship, joining businesses in Britain and elsewhere in Europe, starting their own companies, and settling into such institutions as universities.”, said Ramona Mitrica, festival director.
The Romanian Film Festival in London is organised by Profusion International Creative Consultancy, in partnership with The National Centre of Cinematography in Romania and Curzon Cinemas. Supported by The Department for Romanians Abroad (DPRRP), Embassy of Romania to the UK, ROMANi-ONLiNE.co.uk and EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development).