The audience chose to watch again Climax

Sunset, by Laszlo Nemes will close the festival

Seven days of the festival Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest brought on the big screens, in over 60 full-house screenings, award-winning films from Cannes, Romanian premieres, a country film focus and special screening. Special guests like Asghar Farhadi, Carlos Reygadas, Manuel Claro, Gaspar Noé, Marin Karmitz, Natalia López, Zsófia Szilágyi, Jean-Bernard Marlin or Guillaume Nicloux could be encountered and listened to during Q&A sessions and master-classes. There have been talks about the cinema law, the future of cinemas, and also conversations between filmmakers.

Among the news for the last days of the festival there is the film chosen by the audience. The title that has received the most requests is Climax, by Gaspar Noé. The film will be screened on Sunday, October 28, at 13:30 at Cinema Elvire Popesco.

The closing ceremony will be followed by the premiere in Romania of Sunset, the second film signed by director László Nemes (winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes and Oscar for the best film with his debut Son of Saul). Sunset tells a story placed in Budapest at the beginning of World War I and features the Romanian actor Vlad Ivanov, already in his second Hungarian language role, and debutant actress Juli Jakab, who delighted the critics. The film premiered in the main competition of the Venice Festival, where it received the FIPRESCI Award. The screening will take place at Cinema PRO, after the closing ceremony which begins at 18:00.

On Friday night, the projection of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, by Terry Gilliam will be resumed. All those who had a ticket at the previous screening will have access to  the Cinema PRO show on Friday 26 October at 22:30, with the same ticket.

The last Saturday of the festival will be an eventful day. It will start with Managing Talents, the program that aims to mediate the meeting between Romanian actors and some of the most prestigious casting or representation agents in the world. At 10:30, Richard Cook, Debbie McWilliams, Frank Moiselle and Anja Dihrberg will be present on the stage at Cinema PRO to talk with the Romanian actors. The second part of the program will consist of individual meetings based on the self-tapes sent by the participants, meetings that will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday October the 27th will also be dedicated to the encounter between Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest and The National Theater Festival, during the Tribute Lucian Pintilie event. HUB FNT / Arcub Gabroveni will be the host for: Rața sălbatică/The Wild Duck, by Henrik Ibsen at 11:00, directed by Lucian Pintilie at Théâtre de la Ville, in 1981, then the memoires volume Bricabrac will be presented, followed by Flautul fermecat/The magic flute, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at 17:30, show that was created for the Aix-en-Provence Festival.

The Tribute to Lucian Pintilie continues at Cinemateca Union, with the film Niki Ardelean, colonel în rezervă, in presence of the actors Dorina Chiriac, Andreea Bibiri and Șerban Pavlu, and on Sunday two films can be viewed one after another: După-amiaza unui torționar and Tertium non datur, in presence of the actors Ana Macaria, Coca Bloos and Șerban Pavlu.

Also on Saturday, at 16:00 at Cinemateca Union, are scheduled the screenings of the short-films made by students from three high schools in Bucharest: Spiru Haret High-School, Theoretical Bilingual High-School Miguel de Cervantes and Bilingual National College George Coșbuc. In the first edition of the Une minute de vie, une minute de cinéma/ One minute of life, one minute of cinema, they had the opportunity to talk with the directors Radu Muntean, Emanuel Pârvu and Paul Negoescu, who gave them a first guide in the world of the film, and the students started making one-minute films. A selection of the most representative films will be screened and a jury consisting of Olivier Dô Hùu, french sound designer and editor, with more than 25 years of cinema experience, Ludmila Cvikova, independent film curator and script consultant, Mina Dos Santos, press officer of FILAF – Festival International du Livre d’Art et du Film din Perpignan (Franța), will decide the winning film, which will be awarded.

From 18:00, at Cinemateca Union, the audience will be able to see four of the most exciting short films of the year, in the presence of the authors and followed by discussions with them: Albastru și roșu, în proporții egale, by Georgiana Moldoveanu, a film that premiered this year in Cannes, in the Cinéfondation section, Cu unul în plus/One more, by Valeriu Andriuță, Totul e foarte departe/Everything is very far, by Emanuel Pârvu and Pescărușul/The Seagull, bt Maria Popistașu and Alexandru Baciu.

Sunday morning begins at Cinema Elvire Popesco at 11:00 with Development Labs, an informative discussion about the most efficient cinematographic development laboratories. The speakers will be Georges Goldenstern – Cannes La Résidence / Cinéfondation / L’Atelier, Matthieu Darras – Torino FilmLab, Trieste When East Meets West, Julie Metzdorff – Sources 2, Marija Krunic – International Filmmaking Academy, Bologna.

Saturday and Sunday are the last occasions in the festival to go through the experience of the first feature-length full 3D film. My Life Rehearsed in One Leg will be screened in the presence of the director, at 12:00 and 14:00 at CINETic.

The exhibition on Samina Seyed’s red carpet photos from the Cannes film festival can be admired at Cinema PRO until Sunday.

The tickets and reservations, including the shows with free entry are available online on and at the ticket offices in each movie theater. Starting today, the available subtitles can be found on site the program of the festival.

The information updates and the program of the festival are available on the site and on the official Facebook page or on Instagram.


The Festival Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest is presented by Orange Romania, traditional partner of the event.

Supported by: BRD – Groupe Société Générale

Official car of the festival: Renault

With the support of Catena, Groupama Asigurări, Silva, Apa Nova

The 9th Edition of the festival Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest is organized by The Association Cinemascop and Voodoo Films and realized in partnership with  the French Embassy and The French Institute in Bucharest

Les Films de Cannes à Bucharest is a cultural project financed by the Ministry of Culture and National identity, The National Cinematography Center and the Bucharest City Hall represented by ARCUB, realized with the support of SACD / Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, the European Commission Representation in Romania, DACIN SARA, CREDIDAM.

Partners: Air France, KLM, Institutul Cultural Român, The Mexican Embassy in Romania, Hotel Mercure, Hotel Cișmigiu, UPS, Defi, SERVE, Hyperion University, Librăria Kyralina, L’Atelier des Fêtes.

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