The 7th edition of the Romanian Film Festival at Stanford University, UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University , with additional screenings at San Francisco Art Institute, will take place October 17th – 19th, 2019 with a selection of films focusing on history, humor and events that continue to shape the contemporary Romanian film making landscape.
The Romanian Film Festival continues its series of interdisciplinary and comparative discussions on the realities of Eastern Europe in today’s increasingly globalized world. Audiences are invited to reflect upon key moments during pre and post-1945 European history from a Romanian perspective.
The 7th Annual Romanian Film Festival centers on the theme “INTERRELATIONS:
STORYTELLING PATTERNS IN ROMANIAN FILMS” with a selection of nine
acclaimed Romanian films spanning from 1978 to 2018. The program includes
Lemonade by Ioana Uricaru, Scarred Hearts by Radu Jude, Ward Six by Lucian Pintilie,
Sierra Nevada by Cristi Puiu, Christmas Gift by Bogdan Muresanu, Half Shaved by
Bogdan Muresanu, Sandals by Anton and Damian Groves, A Night in Tokoriki by
Roxana Stroe and Lambs’ Snow by Calin Peter Netzer.
The audience will have a unique opportunity to hear from our award winning special
guest, director Bogdan Muresanu.
free event, open to the public
The festival is presented by the Department of Cinema, San Francisco State University, in conjunction with San Francisco Art Institute and the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) with additional support from the Honorary Consulate of Romania in San Francisco, Dana Beldiman – Honorary Consul General, George Roth – Honorary Consul, Allan B. Cruse – Professor Emeritus University of San Francisco, Casa Romana – Bay Area Romanian Community, California European Cultural Initiative/Hungarian Film Festival in San Francisco (CECI), Recognos Inc., Schendel Films and University of Theater and Film ”I.L. Caragiale”, Bucharest, Romania and Contempora Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania.