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May 18, 2021

25th edition of DaKINO International Film Festival, in Bucharest

The 25th edition of the DaKINO International Film Festival (April 13-17) kicked off on Wednesday at the Hollywood Multiplex of Bucharest Mall.

The festival is organized by the Sector 3 Municipality in partnership with FAMart Association and with support from the Romanian National Film Center.

The anniversary edition kicked off with the screening of three-time Oscar-nominated feature “Room,” starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. Larson was designated Best Actress at the 2016 Academy Awards for her role in the Lenny Abrahamson-directed film.

“The Program” (directed by Stephen Frears and starring Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet and Dustin Hoffman), “Listen to Me Marlon” (directed by Stevan Riley, nominated for Best Documentary at the 69th Annual BAFTA Awars) and “Maggie’s Plan” (directed by Rebecca Miller, starring Greta Gerwig, Julianne Moore and Ethan Hawke) will also be screened for the first time during the festival.

The festival’s current edition features the “25 for 25” programme targeting young filmmakers who are as old as the festival, namely actor Anghel Damian, directors Roxana Stroe and Lara Ionescu, as well as director of photography Tudor Platon. The festival will also screen features by more experienced directors, such as “In Which the Protagonist Hides and Then Has An Unexpected Encounter” (2015) by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu and two first screenings, “A Good Deed” (2015) by Andrei Gruzsniczki and “Meda”, directed by Emanuel Parvu.

The shorts competition features a selection of 25 shorts curated by Irina-Margareta Nistor, including 10 Romanian.

DaKINO will close with the first screening of the Liza Johnson-directed feature “Elvis & Nixon.” (photo)

Tickets for the screenings can be purchased via www.eventbook.ro.

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