The theme of the 12th edition of the One World Romania Film Festival, which will take place between March 15 and 24 in Bucharest, will consist of the thirty years that have passed since the Revolution of 1989, reads a press release of the organizers.
The first day of the event, March 15, will be marked by shows and a debate.
The play called “An Tan Tina” by Nicoleta Lefter will have two performances at the Univers Palace, starting at 17.00, respectively 22.00. It is created according to the book “Fals tratat de manipulare” (False Manipulation Treaty) written by Ana Blandiana, which is a parallel between the type of manipulation used today and the one used in communism. The show will be also staged on March 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24.
Starting at 20.00, at Mezanin, there will be a debate on the civic movements and the first opposition parties appeared after 1990. The debate will be attended by Ana Blandiana, Radu Filipescu, Mona Musca, Smaranda Enache and Radu Vancu. Thematic programs approaching the production of the film studio “Alexandru Sahia” in the context of the year 1989 and in the following years, will take place at 19.00 and 21.00.
The events of December 1989 and of the following years will be approached from many perspectives, such as the ones related to politics, privacy and sexuality, history and architecture. Some of the themes that will be approached during the film festival will be the constitutional changes, Romania’s accession to the European Union, the beginnings of the Romanian advertising industry, the decriminalization of homosexuality, the demolished houses and the ones that resisted after the social experiments to which Bucharest was subject, and the postwar architecture in the current landscape.
Tickets and booking are available on the official website of the One World Romania Festival, as well as on the website eventbook.ro.