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October 26, 2021

“Graduation”, “Ana, mon amour”, “6.9 on the Richter Scale” and “Fixeur”, screened at the Romanian Film Days in Chisinau

“Graduation” (“Bacalaureat” – e.n.), the movie for which Cristian Mungiu was the winner of the Best Direction Award at Cannes, “Ana, mon amour” by Calin Peter Netzer, the winner of a Silver Bear at Berlin, “Fixeur” by Adrian Sitaru, Romania’s proposal for the next year’s Oscar Awards, and “6.9 on the Richter Scale” (“6.9 pe scara Richter” – e.n.) –  the new musical comedy by Nae Caranfil, ore only a few recent Romanian productions that can be seen at the third edition of the Romanian Film Days (ZFR) from October 12 to 15, in Chisinau.

The movies will be screened at the Odeon Cinema.

Nae Caranfil will also present his debut movie, “E pericoloso sporgersi” (1993), as well as his most famous and successful movie, “Filantropica” (2002), and he will talk with the audience after each screening.

This year’s edition brings several Romanian cinema premieres, such as: “Ultima zi” – the most recent film by Gabriel Achim, “Meda sau partea nu prea fericita a lucrurilor” – for which Director Emanuel Parvu and the actor Serban Pavlu have been rewarded in Sarajevo, and “Marita” by Cristi Iftime, presented at Karlovy Vary, as well as a retrospective dedicated to the great filmmaker Ion Popescu-Gopo, as a celebration of 60 years since he was the winner of the Palme d’Or Award at Cannes (1957).

All of the three film directors – Gabriel Achim, Emanuel Parvu and Cristi Iftime – will be present in Chisinau to talk with the audience after the screening of their movies.

Other screenings: the most recent fiction movie of the director Anca Damian, “Perfect sanatos” (2017) – the story of a young lawyer investigating on his own the strange death of his father, who was a respected judge, and Florin Serban’s second short movie, “Box” (2015) – the story of the meeting between a young amateur boxer and an attractive woman who is 15 years older than him.

Romanian Film Days continues the tradition to bring classical titles to the film lovers in Chisinau and to mark the connections between the cinema industries on the two shores of the Prut River.

This year’s edition will be a tribute to the great filmmaker Ion Popescu-Gopo. Spectators can see three of his best-known short animation films, whose character is the famous Little Man: “Scurta Istorie” (“Short History” – e.n.) (1957), awarded with Palme d`Or at the Cannes festival, “7 arte” (“7 arts” – e.n.) (1958), and “Homo sapiens” (1960), as well as two features – the burlesque comedy “S-a furat o bomba” (“A Bomb was Stolen” – e.n.) (1961) and the fantastic movie for children “Maria Mirabela” (1981), a co-production with Moldovafilm, whose music was written by the Bessarabian composer Eugen Doga, celebrated on this occasion, on Grigore Vieru’s lyrics.

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