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Full house at Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest

After a weekend of sold out screenings, Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest carries on with even more films and special guests. Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival and the filmmaker Dalibor Matanić, the author of Croatia’s Oscar submission film, The High Sun, are two of the guests that will talk to the festival audience during the next days, following Jacques Audiard, Gaspar Noé, and Emmanuelle Bercot’s meeting with the film lovers of Bucharest. The cinemas were chock full of people for the screenings of Love, The Lobster, The Assassin, Dheepan, Mon Roi or Mustang, almost 9000 of the tickets having been purchased by Monday, 26 October, online at Eventbook.ro or at the ticket offices of CinemaPRO, Studio and Elvire Popesco cinemas.

Dalibor Matanić, one of the best known and appreciated Croatian directors, will be attending a screening of The High Sun, winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes, on Tuesday, 27 October, at 20:15, Studio Cinema. Croatia’s submission film for the 2016 Oscars and the first Croatian film to be selected to Cannes after the country’s achievement of its independence in 1991, The High Sun follows three interethnic love stories, in the context of the Croatia-Serbia conflict. They are set in the same idyllic place, but in three different years, 1991, 2001 and 2011. Dalibor Matanić is the screenwriter and director, author of nine award-winning features, such as The Cashier Wants to Go to the Seaside (2000), his feature debut, a hit with the audience and critics alike, and Fine Dead Girls (2002).

Thierry Frémaux, on Thursday, 29 October, will present a unique program: Lumière! Dozens of film by the brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière, two of the inventors of cinema, will be screened from restored prints, accompanied by live commentary, starting at 20:45, at CinemaPRO. Frémaux will also be introducing The Treasure, showing on 28 October, 20:30, at Elvire Popesco Cinema. Corneliu Porumboiu’s film was awarded the Un Certain Talent award in Cannes, Un Certain Regard section. The screening will be preceded by a 38 minute edit of the documentary that the director shot on the same subject, with the same protagonists, before settling on the project as a fiction film.

In the following days at Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, also not to be missed, the following films will be screened: Land and Shade (Camera d’Or, Cannes), Masaan (Promising Future Prize), The Measure of a Man (Best Actor Award – Vincent Lindon), Chronic (Best Script Award), An, Mountains May Depart, Our Little Sister or Arabian Nights, as well as the Romanian films from Romanian Short Waves and Aristoteles Workshop.

The festival will feature three additional screening, between 30 October – 1 November, at Studio Cinema and Elvire Popesco Cinema. Films that have bagged the three biggest trophies of the year may be watched on the same day, 1 November, at both cinemas: Taxi, Golden Bear winner at the Berlinale; From Afar, winner of the Silver Lion at Venice; and Dheepan, awarded the Palme d’Or at Cannes.

Hundreds of students attended the workshop held by Jacques Audiard on Monday, at the Screening Room of the National University of Theatre and Film, while the exchange that took place during the weekend, at the debates Piracy and cinema. How do we make it work? and How, why and for whom do we still write about film?, have started heated discussions and touched on subjects that are very critical to the fate of independent film, anti-piracy measures, the purpose of film criticism in the Digital Age. Answering questions about piracy were Jean Labadie, president of and distributor for Le Pacte (France), Davide Castorina, regional manager for France and Benelux of MUSO, lawyers that specialize in copyright law and a spokesperson for the Romanian Police, while those concerning criticism were handled by Pascal Mérigeau, known French journalist and film critic, Ronald Chammah, French filmmaker and curator and Magali Montet, press agent.

Official spot: https://youtu.be/1y2k_fxhwGk

Schedule: http://filmedefestival.ro/2016/program/

List of films: http://filmedefestival.ro/2016/category/filme/

Tickets: http://filmedefestival.ro/2016/bilete/

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The sixth edition of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest is organized by Cinemascop Association and Voodoo Films, in partnership with the French Embassy and the French Institute in Bucharest. It is a cultural project financed with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the National Cinema Centre, ArCuB, as part of the cultural program “Ești București” 2015 (the Centre for Cultural Projects of the City Hall of Bucharest) and the Romanian Cultural Institute.

The event is supported by the film distributors Independenţa Film, ViTo FILM, InterCom Film, Transilvania Film, Freeman Entertainment.

The festival is presented by Orange România, a long standing partner of the event.

Endorsed by: BRD Groupe Société Générale, Catena

The official car of the festival is BMW.

With the support of: Silva, Cez România, Groupama Asigurări

Partners: Mercure Hotel, S.E.R.V.E, Țuca Zbârcea & Associates, UPS, The Chamber of Commerce, French Industry and Agriculture (CCIFER), ELLE, Braiconf, Universitatea București

Loisir partner: M60

Media partners: Europa FM, Digi24, DigiFilm, UTV, Zile și nopți, CineMAP, Cinemagia, Glamour, Cațavencii, Hotnews, Ziare.com, CinemaRx, Decât o Revistă, Ziarul Metropolis, Sub25.ro, LiterNet.ro, Revista FILM, Urban.ro, All About Romanian Cinema (AaRC), Orasulm.eu, Cinefan, Acoperișul de sticlă

Media monitoring partner: mediaTRUST

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