Under this theme, this year’s selection of films celebrates established filmmakers while introducing new artists. The audience will have the opportunity to view and explore the multifaceted aspects of Romanian identity as portrayed in recent film such as Goldfaden’s Legacy, Rumenye! Rumenye! and The Red Gloves directed by Radu Gabrea, Our School directed by Mona Nicoara, Two of Us, directed by Claudiu Mitcu, UNATC Bucharest student films –including those of the acclaimed directors Cristian Mungiu and Corneliu Porumboiu, or Carnival Scenes --vintage production banned for nearly a decade, directed by Lucian Pintilie and adapted from texts by Ion Luca Caragiale.
The program celebrates stories and characters intrinsically connected to the ever shifting notion of cultural identity. With an unflinching eye and long, sometimes unflattering takes, Romanian filmmakers created a wealth of cinematic material ready for further exploration.
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The event is presented by the Special Language Program , Stanford University (SLP) and the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley (ISEEES) in conjunction with Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University, the Europe Center, Stanford University, Bechtel International Center, Stanford University, and the Romanian Student Association, Stanford University, with additional support from the Language Center, Stanford University, Slavic Department, Stanford University, the Honorary Consulate of Romania in San Francisco, Dana Beldiman, Honorary Consul General, The Workmen's Circle Northern California, Chair Diana Scott, the Drama Department, Stanford University, Department of Cinema, San Francisco State University, Blue Collar Films, UNAFF/UNAFF Traveling Film Festival, Palo Alto/Stanford, Casa Romana (Bay Area Romanian Community), the “I.L. Caragiale” National University of Theatre and Film (U.N.A.T.C.), Bucharest, Romania, the National Center of Cinematography, Bucharest, Romania, and the "Nicolae Tonitza" High School, Bucharest, Romania, and sponsored by the Stanford Graduate Student Council , Billie Achilles Fund, Bechtel International Center, Recognos Inc., the Romanian Cultural Institute New York, and Coupa Café, Palo Alto.
All films will be screened in Romanian with English subtitles.
Seating is limited, please arrive early. FREE ADMISSION.
Radu Gabrea and Mona Nicoara
Yiddish Theatre, Avram Goldfaden, Rumenye! Rumenye!
Realism and Black Humor: Romanian Film School Aesthetics
Previous Editions: 2010, 2011