Announcing the complete festival program
Starting today, Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest is announcing the complete program and the tickets are on sale for the 8th edition of the most anticipated festival of the fall. The majority of the films presented this year from the official Cannes Film Festival, but also selected titles from parallel sections, will be screened in Romania for the first time between October 13th and 22nd, in four movie theatres in Bucharest – Cinema PRO, Cinema Elvira Popescu, Cinema Muzeul Țăranului Român and Cinemateca Eforie. The complete program of the festival can be checked on filmedefestival.ro and the tickets are available on the Eventbook network.
The list of winners at Cannes selected for this year’s edition of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest—the Palme d’Or, the Grand Prix, the Best Director, the Best Screenplay and the Best actor or Camera d’Or—is rounded out by the winning film of the Un Certain Regard Prize: A Man of Integrity, the sixth feature-length film of one of the most reputable Iranian directors, Mohammad Rasoulof (Goodbye, 2011, Un Certain Regard – Best Director). The realist drama about a former school teacher, Reza, who withdraws with his family to a village in the north of Iran to find an easier life in the countryside and his fight with a private company that wants to buy his land, recalls themes the director has approached in previous films: injustice, corruption, the means an authoritarian regime uses to reduce individual voices to silence.
The program of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest includes films that competed for this year’s Palme d’Or. The two-time winner of the prestigious award (The White Ribbon, Amour), the Austrian Michael Haneke has returned to Cannes this year with Happy End, a black comedy presenting the decline of a family of European bourgeoisie with Isabelle Huppert in the lead role. The two have already collaborated four times before, the first time in 2001 for the film The Piano Teacher, for which Haneke received the Jury Prize and Huppert the award for Best Actress at Cannes. Dr. Paul Meyer is portrayed by Jérémie Renier in the film L’amant double (Amant Double), a favorite of the Dardenne brothers. The erotic, humorous thriller is directed by François Ozon, one of the most provocative and vibrant directors to become known in the ‘90s, his films recurrently exploring sexuality and transgression (8 femmes, 2002 / Swimming Pool, 2003).
The Day After by Hong Sangsoo or Radiance, the fifth official selection at Cannes for the director Naomi Kawase, the hero of which is a photographer who has lost his sight, resulting in sound playing a fundamental role in the composition of the film, could not be left out either.
Les Fantômes d’Ismaël (Ismael’s Ghosts) of the French auteur Arnaud Desplechin, winner of the 2016 César Award for best director with the film Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse (My Golden Days) opened the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. In its leading roles, the drama has Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard and Charlotte Gainsbourg and will have its premiere screening in Bucharest alongside another special screening from Cannes, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, cast with Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman, a story about the birth of punk, the joyousness of the first love and about the greatest mystery in the universe: how to talk to girls at parties.
Cinephiles have the opportunity to see Claire Denis’s recent romantic drama in its Romanian premiere, Un beau soleil intérieur (Let the Sunshine In), with Juliette Binoche in the role of a single mother on the quest for true love. The film was awarded the SACD Prize / Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques in the Directors’ Fortnight section at Cannes. The debut of the celebrated director of music videos, Geremy Jasper was included at the Directors’ Fortnight, Patti Cake$, a story from Jersey, full of humor, energy and memorable beats, with the Australian Danielle Macdonald, who’s drawn international critical attention for her role as Patti.
Tickets for the eighth edition of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest are on sale at Eventbook.ro and in the Eventbook network. The full program and more details about films and guests are available on the site filmedefestival.ro.
The films Happy End, L’amant double, Un beau soleil intérieur, and Les Fantômes d’Ismaël are distributed in Romania by Independența Film. The film Patti Cake$ is distributed in Romania by Odeon Cineplex.
The festival is presented by Orange Romania, a traditional partner of the event.
Supported by: BRD Groupe Société Générale
Official car of the festival: Renault
With the support of: Catena, Apa Nova, Groupama Asigurări, Silva, TASTEmakers
Official Coffee of the festival: Nespresso
The eighth edition of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest is organized by the Cinemascop Association and Voodoo Films, in partnership with the Embassy of France and the French Institute in Bucharest.
Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest is a cultural project financed by the The Ministry of Culture and National Identity, the National Center of Cinematography, SACD / Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers), the Cultural Project Centre of the Bucharest City Hall – ARCUB, within the Cultural Program “Bucureşti Oraș Participativ” 2017 and the Romanian Cultural Institute.
Partners: Hotel Mercure, S.E.R.V.E, UPS, Media Image Factory, PiArt Vision, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii.
Media partners: Europa FM, TVR, Zile și Nopți, Cinemap, Glamour, VIVA!, ELLE, News.ro, A List Magazine, Observator Cutural, Scena9, Agerpres, LiterNet, The Institute, Cinemagia, Movie News, AaRC, Cinefan, Umblat.ro, Urban.ro
Media monitoring partner: mediaTRUST
The local editions of the festival, taking place in the 7 other cities are carried out in Brașov with the support of the Local Council of Brașov, through the program “Project co-financed by the Brașov Local Council”, in Cluj-Napoca with the support of the Local Council of Cluj Napoca, the City Hall of Cluj Napoca and the “Suedia” Association, in Sibiu in partnership with ASTRA Film Festival, in Arad through the program “Co-financed by The Municipal Cultural Center Arad”, in Timișoara with the support of the City Hall of Timișoara, The Cultural House Of The City Of Timișoara and the Philharmonic of Banat, in Iași with the support of The City Hall of Iași and the Athenaeum, and in Suceava with the help of the City Hall of Suceava.