One of the most expected autumn events, the 8th edition of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest festival, has revealed the complete programme, while also announcing that tickets are available in the Eventbook network as of today.
Most of the films screened in the official selection of the Cannes film festival this year will be released in Romania as a first, during October 13-22 in four locations in the Capital: Cinema PRO, Elvire Popesco Cinema, Romanian Peasant Museum Cinema and Eforie Cinema. The full programme of the festival is available at filmedefestival.ro.
The list of the films awarded at Cannes this year is completed by the film awarded Un Certain Regard in 2011, A Man of Integrity, by Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof. The film tells the story of a former schoolmaster, Reza, who takes refuge with his family in a village in northern Iran to have a peaceful life and who embarks on a fight with a private company that wants to buy his land. The drama brings into the limelight the topics that the director has also approached in his previous movies: injustice, corruption and the means through which an authoritarian regime succeeds in putting to silence the individual voices.
Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest programme also includes the films that have raced for the Palme d’Or this year: Michael Haneke’s Happy End, a black comedy presenting the decline of a bourgeois family, with Isabelle Huper as the leading actress or L’amant double.
The Day After by Hong Sangsoo or Radiance, by Naomi Kawase, will not miss the show either.
Les Fantômes d’Ismaël by French Arnaud Desplechin, which opened Cannes 2017, will be also on screens in Bucharest. The drama starring Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard and Charlotte Gainsbourg will be screened next to How to Talk to Girls at Parties directed by John Cameron Mitchell, starring Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman, a story about the birth of the punk, the exburance of the first love and about how is girl talk at parties.
Movie lovers will also have the opportunity of seeing for the first time in Romania the latest romance drama signed by female director Claire Denis, Un beau soleil intérieur, starring Juliette Binoche in the part of a single mom in search for real love.
Patti Cake$ , the debut of the famous video director Geremy Japser, will be also screened, a story from Jersey, full of energy and memorable beats, as well as The Summit/ La cordillera by Chilian Santiago Mitre and Closeness by Kantemir Balagov.
The films Happy End, L’amant double, Un beau soleil intérieur, Les Fantômes d’Ismaël are distributed in Romania by Independenta Filma, while Patti Cake$ by Odeon Cineplex.