American Independent Film Festival – Iași
April 11th-12th, 2019
Cinema Ateneu

The American Independent Film Festival is coming to Iași this year, on April 11th and 12th, at Cinema Ateneu. Over the course of two days, the festival has organized a selection which includes titles such as  „The Favourite”, d. Yorgos Lanthimos; „Vox Lux”, d. Brady Corbet; „Good Time”, d. Benny și Josh Safdie, „Paterson”, d. Jim Jarmusch; „Under the Silver Lake”, d. David Mitchell and „The Sisters Brothers”, d. Jacques Audiard. All films will be screened with an introduction by Liviu Antonesei, writer, publicist and professor emeritus at the Al. I. Cuza University in Iași.


Thursday, April 11th

16:00   PATERSON, by Jim Jarmusch (2016, 1h 53 min). In competition, Cannes 2016
18:30   THE FAVOURITE, by Yorgos Lanthimos (2018, 1h 59 min). In competition, Venice 2018; Oscar for Best Actress – Olivia Colman
21:00   VOX LUX, by Brady Corbet (2018, 1h 50 min). In competition, Venice 2018

Friday, April 12th
16:00   GOOD TIME, by Benny and Josh SAFDIE (2017, 1h 30 min). In competition, Cannes Soundtrack Award – Cannes 2017
18:00   UNDER THE SILVER LAKE, by David Mitchell (2018 2h 19 min). In competition, Cannes 2018
21:00   THE SISTERS BROTHERS, by Jacques Audiard (2018, 2h 02 min). Silver Lion for Best Director, Venice 2018; César Award – Best Director 2019

Ticket Price: 10 lei. Entrance to screenings is free of charge for students.
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Liviu Antonesei is a writer, publicist and professor emeritus of Educational Sciences at the Al. I. Cuza University in Iași. He is the author of over 10,000 scientific articles, essays and blog posts on topics such as sociological education, intellectual history, the history and philosophy of culture, and modern didactics. His work has been translated in poetry anthologies and magazines in Hungary, the United States, Greece, Italy, Germany, France, and Russia, and he was the recipient of the Romanian Screenwriter’s Union Poetry Prize for „Căutarea căutării” in 1991. He was the co-editor-in-chief of Opinia studențeascăConvorbiri literare and Lumea ieșeanului, and the artistic director of the literature section of the Timpul magazine. In addition, he had regular columns in national newspapers such as CotidianulAdevărul as well as local papers Obiectiv and Monitorul. Between 2012 and 2014, he founded the Adenium publishing house, and is the founding member of the Cultural Foundation Timpul.

The American Independent Film Festival in Iași is organized by Asociația Cinemascop with the support of Cinema Ateneu, The Ministry of Culture and National Identity and Catena. Media partners: Ziarul de Iași, Evenimentul zilei, Bună Ziua Iași, Curierul Iași, Iași TV Life, Radio România Iași, TVR Iași, Tele M, Agerpres, Radio Hit, Viva FM, Apollonia TV, Cronica de Iași, Agora Press, Impact FM, Info Iași, Zile și Nopți, Infinit TV.