The movie “Afterimage” – last masterpiece directed by one of the biggest names in the history of cinematography, the Polish Andrzej Wajda, will be presented in the opening of the Cinepolitica International Film Festival that is to kick off on 20 April and last until 23rd, at the Elvira Popescu Cinema and the Balassi Institute in Bucharest, according to a release by the organisers on Monday.
The festival will include “La drum cu tata” / “Traveling with dad” the feature debut of Miruna Lazarescu, as well as the documentary “Trump vs. Clinton”, a production focusing upon the essential matters for the USA, with a major impact upon central and eastern Europe.
The competition will screen seven films, among which the historical documentary “King’s War” directed by Trevor Poots and “The Apprentice” directed by Junfeng Boo, “Human Harvest” by Leon Lee, “Chez Nous” by Lucas Belvaux, “Putin Forever” directed by Kiril Nenashev, “Beyond The Mountains and Hills” by Eran Kolirin and “Clash” directed by Mohamed Diab.
The 2,500 euro prize for Best movie – Cinepolitica Trophy will be offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR).
The event is organised by the Culture and Image Association and is financed by the National Centre of Cinematography. Among the institutional partners we remind the above-mentioned ICR, the Ministry of Culture and National Identity, the Filmmakers Union of Romania, the French Institute, the Embassy of Israel to Romania, the Hungarian Institute, the National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC).