On March 15, the Romanian embassy in Copenhagen and the Romanian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with the French Cultural Institute in Copenhagen, will organize an evening dedicated to Romanian films, against the backdrop of the Francophone Film Festival that takes place in Denmark’s capital this year. The programme includes the screening of Radu Mihaileanu’s “Le Concert” and a wine d’honneur offered by the Romanian embassy.
Romania’s representation at the Francophone Film Festival in Copenhagen is part of the series of events that the Romanian embassy organizes annually in order to celebrate the International Francophonie Day, and is the result of the successful collaboration between the Romanian diplomatic mission, the Romanian Cultural Institute and the French Cultural Institute.
“Le Concert” tells the story of Andrei Filipov, prestigious director of the Bolshoi Orchestra, who was laid off while at the peak of his fame for refusing to give up his collaboration with his Jewish artists, who were considered “enemies of the people.” Filipov resumes his activity at the Bolshoi Orchestra, but as a janitor. His destiny changes when he unexpectedly receives an invitation for his whole orchestra to give a concert at Pleyel, Paris, over a period of two weeks, as a last-minute substitute for the San Francisco Philharmonic.
The movie received positive feedback from film critics. The film was nominated for the Cesar Awards for the best film, best director, original screenplay, sound, soundtrack and montage, and won the award for the best sound and the best soundtrack (signed by Armand Amar).
Attendance is free of charge.
The Francophone Film Festival is a cultural project carried out by French institutions abroad every year. This year, 14 francophone states (including Romania) are taking part in the Francophone Film Festival in Copenhagen (March 1-31). As a member of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, Romania organizes specific educational and cultural programmes that celebrate her cultural affinity with France.