The 6th edition of the Romanian Film Festival at Stanford University, UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University , with additional screenings at University of California Los Angeles and San Francisco Art Institute, will take place April 20th – 25th, 2017 and centers on the theme “DILEMMAS, DECISIONS, DESTINIES” with a selection of films focusing on history, humor and events that continue to shape the contemporary Romanian film making landscape.
The festival presents Cristian Mungiu’s rite of passage fable “Graduation”, Best Director winner at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Bogdan Mirica’s psychological thriller “Dogs”, winner of FIPRESCI AWARD at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Radu Jude’s sardonic, ironic and cruel (w)eastern “Aferim”, Silver Bear for Best Director at 2015 Berlin Film Festival, Romanian-French co-production “The Fixer” by Adrian Sitaru, “Double”, Catrinel Danaiata’s film directorial debut and Paul Negoescu’s low-budget comedy of character “Two Lottery Tickets” based on Ioan Luca Caragiale’s short story.
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.
free event, open to the public
The festival is presented by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies at Stanford University (CREEES), the Special Language Program, Stanford University (SLP), the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California Berkeley (ISEEES) and Department of Cinema, San Francisco State University, in conjunction with the Europe Center, Stanford University, San Francisco Art Institute, and the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures, University of California Los Angeles, the “Nicolae Tonitza” High School, Bucharest, Romania, Fundatia Semn, Romania, National University of Arts in Bucharest, Romania and Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania, 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 sponsored by the Romanian Cultural Institute, New York.