free event, open to the public
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.