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

Afis Morometii 2

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

ONE STEP BEHIND THE SERAPHIM_EN_POSTER_mic

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

I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS

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

 

A young artist reconstructs a historical event from 1941, in which the Romanian Army carried out ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front.

2018, 140 min, NC – 17

poster Barbarii

Directed by: Radu Jude
Screenplay: Radu Jude
Cinematography: Marius Panduru (RSC)
Editing: Cătălin Cristuțiu
Producer: Ada Solomon

Cast: Ioana Iacob, Alex Bogdan, Alexandru Dabija, Ion Rizea, Claudia Ieremia, Ilinca Manolache, Serban Pavlu

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

poster-happiness

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

Cast: Vlad Zamfirescu, Irina Velcescu, Theo Marton

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

Michelangelo-afis-mic

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

Michelangelo-y

SOUL’S REDEMPTION: A POCKET GUIDE

Saturday, April 13 (Q&A with Bogdan Toma)

 

Sorin Toma is an angry and stubborn individual. In his years of working as an investigator for CNSAS (The Council of Study for the Archives of Securitate – the former Communist secret police), he has seen lots of evil deeds. When his young colleague, legal adviser Radu Olar, decides he has had enough of Toma’s hatred, threats and built-up need of vengeance, the case of a lifetime shows up.

2018, 90 min, G

Fals tratat

Directed by: Nicolae Margineanu
Screenplay: Bogdan Adrian Toma
Cinematography: Andrei Baltaretu-Iancu
Editing: Nita Chivulescu
Producer: Ager Film

Cast: Ioan Andrei Ionescu, Bogdan Nechifor, Remus Marginean, Maria Ploae, Valentin Uritescu, Cornelia Bloos, Alexandru Georgescu, Mioara Ifrim

QUEEN MARIE OF ROMANIA

Sunday, April 14

 

QUEEN MARIE OF ROMANIA tells the story of the dramatic political role and colorful private life of Queen Marie of Romania. The granddaughter of Queen Victoria, she married the Crown Prince of Romania in 1893. She led the country through the horrors of World War One when it was invaded by Germany and almost ceased to exist. When – in a remarkable turnaround – victory in 1918 led to Romania doubling in size, Marie won international recognition for this new Greater Romania by rushing to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and arguing her country’s case with US President Woodrow Wilson and British Prime Minister Lloyd George.

2018, 77 min, G

Maria

Directed by: Trevor Potts
Screenplay: Trevor Potts
Editing: Mircea Lăcătuș
Producer: John Florescu, Viorel Chesaru, Dan Drăghicescu

Cast: Marcel Iures (narrator)