The “Romanian Film Days” festival, which introduces the Spanish public to the latest and greatest Romanian films, already a tradition in Madrid, will be travelling from February 20 to June 6 to five cities: Barcelona, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Oviedo and San Crisolbal De La Laguna in Tenerife.
According to a press statement released by the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) in Madrid, Romanian films that premiered last November in Madrid will run for more than 40 times for the next five months: “Fixeur” (The Fixer, directed by Adrian Sitaru), “Inimi cicatrizate” (Scarred Hearts directed by Radu Jude”), “Breaking News” (directed by Iulia Rugina”), “Afacerea Est” (Eastern Business directed by Igor Cobileanski) and “Vara s-a sfarsit” (Summer Is Over by Radu Potcoava).
Also running will be “Sieranevada”–photo (Sierra-Nevada directed by Cristi Puiu) and “Ana, mon amour” (directed by Calin Peter Netzer), all films distributed to Spanish cinemas in 2017 in cooperation with ICR Madrid.
“Opening this cinematic tour de force, as it did last year in Madrid, will be ‘The Fixer,’ Romania’s submission to the 90th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, on February 21 at Cinematheque de Catalunya in Barcelona,” according to ICR.
In the interval between the previous and the current edition of the festival, the contemporary Romanian filmmaking industry has enjoyed a great success, which translated into the distribution of four productions to the Spanish cinema circuit: “Bacalaureat” (Graduation, directed by Cristian Mungiu), “Comoara” (Treasure, directed by Corneliu Porumboiu), “Sieranevada” and “Ana, mon amour.”
A novelty this time was that two Romanian feature films compete in the Official Selection of the 2017 San Sebastian International Film Festival: “Pororoca” (directed by Constantin Popescu) and “Soldatii. Poveste din ferentari” (Soldiers. Story from Ferentari, directed by Ivana Mladenovic).