There are just a few days to go before the 11th edition of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest kicks off. Over the span of 10 days, audiences will have access to the newest films from Cannes 2020 and other major international festivals. Films will be screening at the drive-in, as well as outdoors. The Pergola of the Verona Garden, tucked away behind Carturesti Verona, and the terrace of the Museum of Recent Art will have free access to films.

Cinephiles will be welcomed with tea, heaters and blankets to provide a comfortable and cozy experience. Masks are required to be worn for the entire duration of the screenings, which begin at 7:00pm in both locations.

Throughout the festival, the Pergola of the Verona Garden behind the Carturesti Verona bookstore will screen one film each evening, featuring a program inviting us rejoice in the nostalgic summer heat and vibrant memories of the 80s, thanks to the Franco-Belgian coming-of-age drama Été 85, written and directed by François Ozon and inspired by the novel “Dance On My Grave” by Aidan Chambers. „Nobody since Eric Rohmer gets the joys and the agony of young love under the French summer sun as well as Ozon does, time and again,” according to The Wrap. The Hollywood Reporter states that it’s „a story that’s frequently awkward and a little painful to watch but also sincere and truthful about adolescence in a way seldom seen in films about teenagers made by middle-aged directors.”

Ozon has been in the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival three times and has competed for the Palme d’Or. His previous films have been released in theatres in Romania as well, amongst which 8 femmes (2002), Potiche (2010), Jeune et Jolie (2012) and Grâce à Dieu (2018).

Carturesti Verona will also screen Malmkrog, Cristi Puiu’s most recent film, winner of the Best Director award in the Encounters Competition at the Berlinale in 2020. Based on the philosophical texts of Vladimir Soloviov “Trois entretiens” and filmed over 40 days in a cottage in the town of Malancrav in Sibiu, the film takes place at the beginning of the 20th century. The great landlord Nikolai and his guests discuss religion, morality and war, and, as conversations become heated, they fall prey to their own discourse.

The full program at Carturesti Verona is:

Friday, October 23rd – True Mothers by Naomi Kawase
Saturday, October 24th – Le discours by Laurent Tirard
Sunday, October 25th – Still the Water by Naomi Kawase
Monday, October 26th – La Vérité by Hirokazu Koreeda
Tuesday, October 27th – Été 85 by François Ozon
Wednesday, October 28th – Mandibules by Quentin Dupieux
Thursday, October 29th – Sweat by Magnus Von Horn
Friday, October 30th – Sweet Bean by Naomi Kawase
Saturday, October 31st – Malmkrog by Cristi Puiu
Sunday, November 1st – Another Round by Thomas Vinterberg

Screenings taking place on the terrace of the Museum of Recent Art (MARe) are programmed starting at 7:00pm, as follows:

Friday, October 23rd – Another Round by Thomas Vinterberg
Saturday,October 24th – Été 85 by François Ozon
Sunday, October 25th – Le discours by Laurent Tirard

Spectators attending screenings at this location will receive a free ticket for a museum visit, gifted by MARe, available through to the end of the year (2020).

The full drive-in and outdoor program is available on our website or on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Here, you’ll be able to find all the information concerning films and special events we are preparing for you.

Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest is presented by Orange Romania, traditional partner of the event.
Inspired by: UniCredit Bank
With the support of: Catena, Apa Nova, Groupama Insurance

The 11th edition of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest is organised by the Cinemascop Association in partnership with the French Embassy and the French Institute of Romania

Project co-financed by: Administration of the National Cultural Fund
Cultural project financed by: the Ministry of Culture and National Identity, and the Romanian National Center for Cinematography
Partners: Carturesti Bookstores, Museum of Recent Art, Sonoro Festival, Romanian National Museum of Art, Europa Cinemas
Principal Media Partners: TVR, Magic FM, Rock FM
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