Films directed by Nae Caranfil, Tudor Giurgiu and Stere Gulea will be screened at the first edition of the Romanian Film Festival in Seattle, an event dedicated to cinema that will take place during November 7 – 9, the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) New York announces.
Thus, ICR New York, in partnership with American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) in Seattle, organizes the first Romanian Film Festival in the Pacific Northwest region, entitled “An eye laughs, the other cries”. The festival will be held at SIFF Film Center in Seattle, a legendary location for film fans that constantly attracts an audience defined by professional, cultural and ethnical diversity. This space already hosted French, Italian, Czech and Polish Film Festivals.
The honorary guests of the event are Ioana Uricaru, director, film critic and professor of Cinema Studies at the Middlebury College in Vermont, Monica Filimon, film critic, professor of English Literature at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, in New York, Oliver Șerban Tataru, a director established in Munich, Germany, and Jose Alaniz, professor at the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department of the Seattle branch of University of Washington.
The honorary guests will hold master-classes about the works of the New Wave, as they are reflected in the selection of films attending the festival, and the directors will also talk about their work.
The following movies will be screened: “I’m a Communist Old Lady” by Stere Gulea, “Memories of the Golden Age”, “Traffic”, “Liviu’s Dream”, “Superman, Spiderman or Batman” and “Stopover”. Also, the selection will include the films “The Anatomy of a Departure” by Oliver Tataru, “E Pericoloso Sporgersi” by Nae Caranfil and “On People And Snails” by Tudor Giurgiu.
This new film festival is part of the ICR New York strategy to expand the area of promotion and distribution of contemporary Romanian cinema values outside the New York area by organizing events and festivals in several American states.