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DaKino Festival: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” opens 23rd edition

The festival is organised on March 12-16 and the films will run at Hollywood Multiplex Bucuresti Mall.

The 23rd edition of the DaKino International Film Festival opened Wednesday evening at Cinema Pro in Bucharest, with the feature film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” directed by Wes Anderson, a winner of the Silver Bear award, the Grand Prix of the Jury at the Berlin 2014 Festival, which was presented in premiere in Romania, Agerpres informs.
Film critic Irina Margareta Nistor, who selected the festival’s films, recommended Bucharest movie-goers to watch the films that will run during this event. Some of them will be screened in a unique projection, while others will reach Romanian cinema halls later this year and they have the avant-premiere on the stage of the DaKino festival.
Among the films recommended by the critic are “The second game” by Corneliu Porumboiu – presented in avant-premiere, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” – which will have a unique screening in Romania.
Another film recommended by organisers is “Snowpiercer”, which casts actor Vlad Ivanov alongside great names of cinematography. It will premiere in Romania on Sunday, March 16.
This year’s edition of the festival will also include film and television workshops dedicated to children with ages between 6 and 9, as Irina Margareta Nistor advised parents to allow their children “to be actors at least for a day.”
The manager of the festival, Miruna Berescu invited guests to watch “both the foreign and Romanian short films.” She added that, for the first time at the DaKino Festival, there will also exist an Award of the public and asked spectators to come and vote their favourite. Tickets cost RON 10, respectively RON 14 and can be purchased from the website bilete.ro and from the cinema halls participating in the DaKINO 23 festival (Hollywood Multiplex and Cinema PRO).

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