The 6th Annual Romanian Film Festival at Stanford, UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University, with additional screenings at University of California Los Angeles and San Francisco Art Institute, centers on the theme “DILEMMAS, DECISIONS, DESTINIES” with a selection of films focusing on history, humor and events that continue to shape the contemporary film making landscape. Some of the selected films are first major works, while others represent established artists – year after year these filmmakers continue to make their mark on the international stage by garnering acclaim for their bold and exceptional storytelling.
The program presents Cristian Mungiu’s acclaimed “Graduation”, Best Director winner at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Bogdan Mirica’s thriller “Dogs”, winner of FIPRESCI AWARD at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Radu Jude’s “Aferim”, Silver Bear for Best Director at 2015 Berlin Film Festival, Romanian-French co-production “The Fixer” by Adrian Sitaru and “Double”, Catrinel Danaiata’s film directorial debut.
The Romanian film festival continues its series of interdisciplinary and comparative discussions on the realities of Eastern Europe in today’s increasingly globalized world. Audiences are invited to reflect upon key moments during pre and post-1945 European history from a Romanian perspective.
For the listing of film screenings and guest speakers by date and location, please visit the Romanian Film Festival website.
The event is presented by Stanford University's Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREEES) and Special Language Program (SLP); UC Berkeley's Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and San Francisco State's Department of Cinema. Co-sponsored by Stanford University's The Europe Center and Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; the San Francisco Art Institute; UCLA's Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures, Center for European and Eurasian Studies, and Romanian Student Club; the “Nicolae Tonitza” High School (Bucharest, Romania) and Fundatia Semn (Romania). For additional sponsorship information, please visit the Romanian Film Festival website.