MOROMETE FAMILY: ON THE EDGE OF TIME

Friday, April 12

 

A sequel to Romanian cinema’s best-known family saga, Morometii (1987), the film continues the tale of Ilie Moromete and his family, this time focusing on his youngest son, Niculae. The entire world order of the village, where the most important thing is to own land and live as a peasant, changes with the Communist regime and their collectivization. The years 1945 to 1946 find Ilie Moromete aging, but still healthy. There are tensions between him and his second wife Catrina and Ilie’s children from his first marriage. Niculae is the only one of the children who has gone to school. He’s finished three high school years and stopped before the final year, because of the lack of money. What he wants most in this world is to finish his studies. He becomes a journalist and novelist and writes about the changing times he’s seen.

2018, 110 min, G

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Directed by: Stere Gulea
Screenplay: Stere Gulea
Cinematography: Liviu Pojoni Jr., Alex Sterian
Editing: Dana Bunescu, Alexandra Gulea
Producer: Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu

Cast: Ion Caramitru, Dorina Chiriac, Toma Cuzin, Dana Dogaru, Horatiu Malaele, George Mihaita, Oana Pellea, Alexandru Potocean, Paul Ipate, Marian Ralea, Razvan Vasilescu, Andi Vasluianu, Gheorghe Visu

ONE STEP BEHIND THE SERAPHIM

Saturday, April 13

 

Romania, nowadays
Gabriel is a 15-year-old teen, who wants to become a priest, he is thereby admitted to an Orthodox College. Trying to fit in first but finally realizing the system is totally corrupted and abusive, he with 3 other classmates are rapidly labelled as rebel students by the school board. Caught in the fight for power between an incorruptible but abusive priest and a cunning, crooked and unscrupulous secular teacher, the students learn that lying, stealing, cheating, gambling and betraying are things they have to master in order to survive in the seminary.
Who will graduate and become a priest? What kind of priests will they make after spending several years in this system?

2016, 147 min, R

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Directed by: Daniel Sandu
Screenplay: Daniel Sandu
Cinematography: George Dăscălescu
Editing: Cristian Nicolescu
Producer: Ada Solomon

Cast: Ștefan Iancu, Vlad Ivanov, Ali Amir, Alfred Wegeman, Ștefan Mihai, Nico Becker, Ilie Dumitrescu Jr., Cristian Bota, Marian Popescu, Radu Botar

ANA, MON AMOUR

Saturday, April 13 (Q&A with Diana Cavallioti)

 

ANA, MON AMOUR is the story of Ana and Toma and the thread of Ana’s mental illness, which runs through their relationship – their extremely challenging situation molds the life they share: it exposes and reinforces the common dynamics between people who want to be there for each other. It envelopes the couple in co-dependency, and gradually destroys their partnership from the inside out.

2017, 127 min, NC – 17

Anamonamour

Directed by: Calin Peter Netzer
Screenplay: Calin Peter Netzer, Cezar Paul Badescu
Cinematography: Andrei Butica
Editing: Dana Bunescu
Producer: Calin Peter Netzer, Jonas Katzenstein, Maximilian Leo, Oana Kelemen, Michel Zana

Cast: Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavallioti, Carmen Tanase, Vasile Muranu, Tania Popa, Igor Caras Romanov, Adrian Titieni, Vlad Ivanov

THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS

Sunday, April 14 (Q&A with Vlad Zamfirescu)

 

Two friends, caught in a criminal game, discover that the happiness of one of them is possible only at the expense of the other one’s misery. Because the resources of happiness are limited.

2018, 89 min, R

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Directed by: Vlad Zamfirescu
Screenplay: Alexandru Popa
Cinematography: Catalin Simioana
Editing: Mihai Codleanu
Producer: Cristina Dobritoiu

Cast: Vlad Zamfirescu, Irina Velcescu, Theo Marton

THE STORY OF A SUMMER LOVER

Sunday, April 14 (Q&A with Alexandru Papadopol)

 

Petru is a math professor at the Politechnic Univesity. He is in an open relationship with Irina, who agreed that he can sleep with other women from time to time, but he wants to break up with her because he can’t achieve an orgasm when they are having sex. One day Irina finds out she is pregnant. Petru curiously changes his mind and decides he wants to commit to Irina, but she doesn’t feel very convinced about his intentions. In the meantime, Petru meets Sinziana, a girl he has to tutor for the math exam at the Politechnics.

2018, 100 min, PG – 13

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Directed by: Paul Negoescu
Screenplay: Paul Negoescu
Cinematography: Ana Draghici
Editing: Dragos Apetri
Producer: Paul Negoescu

Cast: Alexandru Papadopol, Nicoleta Lefter, Radu Romaniuc, Crina Semciuc, Rolando Matsangos

MICHELANGELO

Saturday, April 13 (Q&A with Anghel Damian)

 

A father is forced to have one of the most crucial conversations in parenthood: the talk about
death. A tender study about loss, grief, and how do both parents and children cope with death.

2017, 18 min & 45 sec, G

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Directed by: Anghel Damian
Screenplay: Anghel Damian
Cinematography: George Dascalescu
Editing: Ciprian Cimpoi
Producer: APARTE FILM, MICHELANGELO FILMS

Cast: Emanuel Parvu, Medeea Marinescu, Luca Dascalescu-Marinescu

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