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Romanian Film Festival in London www.rofilmfest.com


WELCOME “The 13th Romanian Film Festival in London is entitled TOGETHER AND APART. This is a phrase which may describe the relationship between two partners as they twist and twirl through the intimate movements of a dance. The phrase may also speak to the condition of the Romanian diaspora, divided by distance, united by history and family ties. Most powerfully, though, the phrase hints at the relationship between nationalities, you and me, separated by time and space, but bound together by our fears and hopes for the future. Now in its 13th year, the RFF has become a fixture in the glittering array of film events located in London. Since its inception, it has been a unique outlet for Romanian film makers as they built a dialogue about

the nature of post-Communist Europe, at the same time offering British audiences access to the world of Romanian history, politics, and society. During this year, 2016, the RFF echoes with the issues which have been sweeping through Europe in recent years – the self-realisation of minorities, the problems of constructing civil society, and the rights of the individual versus the state. In this way, the RFF stands as a record of its own history, a history of the times in which it flourishes, as well as a record of individual lives and stories.” Ramona Mitrica Mike Phillips Profusion directors


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CRISTIAN MUNGIU

GRADUATION


Thursday 10 November, 6.10 pm GRADUATION Plus Q&A with lead actress Maria Dragus hosted by writer Ian Haydn Smith at Curzon Soho 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY Director: Cristian Mungiu • 2016 • Drama • Romania, France, Belgium • 128min • Romanian title: Bacalaureat • Romanian with English subtitles Cast: Maria Dragus, Adrian Titieni, Lia Bugnar, Malina Manovici, Vlad Ivanov, Gelu Colceag Winner of the Best Director award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival - Cristian Mungiu UK Distribution: Curzon Artificial Eye

Internationally acclaimed director Cristian Mungiu returns with a powerful and universal study about the imprecision of parenthood, the relativity of truth and the ambiguity of compromise, revealed by a father-daughter relationship. A unique and uncompromising vision.


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ADRIAN SITARU

ILLEGITIMATE


Friday 11 November, 6.40 pm ILLEGITIMATE Plus Q&A with lead actress Alina Grigore hosted by writer Ian Haydn Smith at Curzon Soho 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY Director: Adrian Sitaru • 2016 • Drama • Romania, Poland, France • 88min • Romanian title: Ilegitim • Romanian with English subtitles Cast: Alina Grigore, Adrian Titieni, Bogdan Albulescu, Cristina Olteanu, Robi Urs, Miruna Dumitrescu C.I.C.A.E. Award at Berlin International Film Festival 2016 – Forum

This riveting, unconventional morality play revolves around the Anghelescus: family patriarch and obstetrician Victor and his four adult children. When Victor’s activist daughter discovers that her father informed on women seeking illegal abortions under Ceausescu’s regime, the revelation sends the already dysfunctional family into a scandalous downward spiral. Fast-paced and superbly acted, Illegitimate is a compelling family drama which blurs the lines between conviction and hypocrisy.


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BOGDAN MIRICA

DOGS


Saturday 12 November, 6.20 pm DOGS Plus Q&A with lead actor Vlad Ivanov hosted by screen writer Mike Phillips at Curzon Soho 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY Director: Bogdan Mirica • 2016 • Drama • Romania • 104min • Romanian title: Câini • Romanian with English subtitles Cast: Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, Gheorghe Visu, Costel Cascaval

Roman returns to the land near the border with Ukraine he has just inherited from his grandfather. Fully decided to sell this vast but desolate property, he is warned by the regional police that his grandfather was a local crime lord and that his men will not let go of the territory - and their smuggling business - without a fight.


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CRISTI PUIU

STUFF AND DOUGH


Sunday 13 November, 3.20 pm STUFF AND DOUGH Plus Q&A with lead actor Alexandru Papadopol hosted by writer Ian Haydn Smith at Curzon Soho 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY Director: Cristi Puiu • Drama-Thriller • Romania • 90 min • Romanian title: Marfa ºi banii • Romanian with English subtitles Cast: Alexandru Papadopol, Dragos Bucur, Ioana Flora

The first decade of the Third Millennium saw an impressive affirmation of the New Wave of Romanian Directors. The period was inaugurated by Cristi Puiu whose first film Stuff and Dough attracted the attention of the world’s press. Seeking a way to finance his own independence, Ovidiu agrees to courier a bag of ‘medical supplies’ to Bucharest. He takes two friends along for the ride, but their high spirits come to an abrupt end when a sinister red Jeep follows and attempts to force them off the road. A straightforward journey suddenly becomes a life threatening ordeal...


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ANDREI COHN

BACK HOME


Sunday 13 November, 6.20 pm BACK HOME - UK Premiere Plus Q&A with lead actor Alexandru Papadopol hosted by writer Ian Haydn Smith at Curzon Soho 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY Director: Andrei Cohn • 2015 • Comedy-Drama • Romania • 91 min • Romanian title: Acasã la tata • Romanian with English subtitles Cast: Alexandru Papadopol, Florin Zamfirescu, Ioana Flora, Andi Vasluianu, Mirela Oprisor

Robert is a young writer going through a difficult time. He decides to return home to his native village, for the first time since his mother passed away three years before. In more than 10 years, he has paid only a very few visits to his parents and this fact is reflected by the distant relationship Robert has with his father. Now, he meets two former classmates: Petrica - his old best friend, now married with children, and Paula - his teenage sweetheart. She is divorced after an unhappy marriage, she works at a local store, and she doesn’t seem to be engaged in a relationship…


Monday 14 November, 7.00 pm SIERANEVADA Plus Q&A with lead actress Ana Ciontea

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CRISTI PUIU

hosted by writer Ian Haydn Smith at Curzon Soho 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY Director: Cristi Puiu • 2016 • Comedy-Drama • Romania • 173 min • Romanian with English subtitles Cast: Mimi Branescu, Dana Dogaru, Ana Ciontea, Rolando Matsangos, Judith State Romania’s proposal for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Three days after the terrorist attack on the offices of Parisian weekly Charlie Hebdo, and forty days after the death of his father, Lary, a doctor in his forties, is about to spend the Saturday at a family gathering to commemorate the deceased. But the occasion does not go according to expectations. Forced to confront his fears and his past, to rethink the place he holds within the family, Larry finds himself compelled to tell his version of the truth.

SIERANEVADA


When we started publishing under the name Profusion, our aim was to bring aspects of East European literary culture, hitherto unknown in Britain, to the attention of the reading public. This was because most publications from the region were, more or less, “highbrow”, while popular stories and genres such as crime fiction tended to go unnoticed. Our list of books and authors is therefore a factor in increasing knowledge throughout Europe about the life and prospects of ordinary men and women in the region.

PROFUSION GOLD SERIES

If interested, please find the Profusion list below. You can order our books through Amazon, Gardners, Bertrams, or through the Profusion web site directly: www. profusion.org.uk

Attack in the Library by George Arion Kill the General by Bogdan Hrib Anatomical Clues by Oana Stoica-Mujea Rimaru - Butcher of Bucharest by Mike Phillips and Stejarel Olaru

For any further details, please write to us on mail@profusion.org.uk

Series Editor: Mike Phillips

All our books are available in paperback, as well as Kindle e-books.

The Innocent And Collateral Victims Of A Bloody War With Russia by Liviu Antonesei Greuceanu – Novel With A Policeman by Stelian Turlea Report On The State Of Loneliness by Augustin Buzura PROFUSION CRIME SERIES

Published by Profusion International Creative Consultancy


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Report on the State of Loneliness ISBN-13: 978-0956867643

“Report on the State of Loneliness” marks a concluding moment in Augustin Buzura’s great series of novels about the Central European social and political landscape. He explores, without reserve, over more

than 70 years, its clashes of nationalisms, its cruelty and militaristic savagery, its loves and romantic fantasies, its peasant transformations, its desperate longing for European significance, and much, much more. All this is seen through the eyes of individuals, naïve and sophisticated, ignorant and learned, spiritually pure and downright evil. (Mike Phillips - Introduction)


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The Romanian Film Festival in London is organised by Profusion International Creative Consultancy, in partnership with The National Centre of Cinematography in Romania and Curzon Cinemas. Supported by The Department for Romanians Abroad (DPRRP)

Acest proiect este realizat cu sprijinul Ministerului Afacerilor Externe – Departamentul Politici pentru Relaþia cu Românii de Pretutindeni. Special thanks: LEVENES SOLICITORS, ROMANi-ONLiNE.co.uk, Albinuta.co.uk, GHiDUL ROMANESC, Traduceri Autorizate, Profusion Romania Festival Team: Ramona Mitrica – festival director, Mike Phillips – festival consultant, Alina Salcudeanu – international advisor, Dan Mitrica – webmaster, Laura Lazar – advertising, Eugen Androne – logistics, Mihai Risnoveanu, Kwesi Phillips – media www.rofilmfest.com • press@rofilmfest.com • Facebook.com/RoFilmFest Find us on Twitter @RomanianFilmLDN • Vimeo.com/RoFilmFest • Tel. +44 7456 542570


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