The long film “Closer to the Moon”, directed by Nae Caranfil, will be screened in the opening of the 11th edition of the Romanian Film Festival in London, scheduled during November 13 – 16. The cinema-dedicated event in the British capital will be closed by the film “Forest of the Hanged”.
According to a press release sent to the agency Mediafax, the official opening evening of the Romanian Film Festival in London will feature “Closer to the Moon”, a spectacular and colourful long film, the latest work by the famous director Nae Caranfil. “Closer to the Moon” was acted in English, and its cast included international actors. During the Q & A session that will take place after the screening, Nae Caranfil, the director of this drama of historical inspiration will join the British audience in exploring the significations of the story, in the context of the Communist 50s in Romania.
The festival will be closed by a screening of a highly appreciated masterpiece of the Romanian cinema, made in 1964, and based on a book inspired by a true story that occurred during World War II: The Forest of the Hanged, directed by Liviu Ciulei. Lead actor Victor Rebengiuc will attend the meeting with the Londoner audience accompanied by his stage partner and wife, actress Mariana Mihut. Victor and Mariana met for the first time on the set of the film “The Forest of the Hanged”, over 50 years ago.
The two actors will also attend a Q & A session for the first Romanian long film that gained a major international distinction: the Award for Best Director, won by Liviu Ciulei at the Cannes Film Festival in 1965.
The screening of the film “Closer to the Moon” will take place on November 13, starting at 6:15 PM, at the Curzon Soho Cinema in London, and that of the long film “The Forest of the Hanged” will take place on November 16, starting at 4:45 PM, at the same cinema theatre.