Four Czech films will run during the European Film Festival (May 7-13), while two of the latest Polish movies will be also released during the festival.
“When the War Comes” will be screened at the Romanian Peasant Museum (3 Monetariei street) in Bucharest on May 9, at 9 p.m, telling the story of Peter, an ordinary European youngster, living a totally different life in reality: he is the leader of the Slovenskí branci (Slovak recruits) paramilitary group. Ticket: RON 10.
“Intimate Light” is another Czech film to be screened at Elvira Popescu Cinema (77 Dacia Blvd) in Bucharest on May 11, at 7 p.m. A musician, accompanied by his girlfriend, arrives in a small town to visit a former school mater from the Music Conservatory. Ticket RON 10.
“Closely Watched Trains” can be seen at the National Museum of the Romanian Literature (8 Nicolae Cretulescu street) in Bucharest on May 11, at 20:45. The action occurs in an isolated railway station in Czechoslovakia during the German occupation in the WWII, focusing on the growing up of teen Miloš, freshly hired at the station. Free entrance.
“The Firemen’s Ball” is also hosted by the National Museum of the Romanian Literature (8 Nicolae Cretulescu street) in Bucharest on May 13, at 20:45. The firemen’s department in a small town is throwing a big party to celebrate the 86th anniversary of their former chief, with all the locals being invited. Yet, things are not moving ahead according to plan. Free entrance.
Polish premiere films, screened in Bucharest and Timisoara
Two premiere Polish films will be screened within the European Film Festival in Bucharest on May 11, 7 p.m. at the Romanian Peasant Museum and on May 12 at 16:30 at Elvira Popescu Cinema (RON 10), and also in Timisoara, at the Capital Summer Garden (2 C.D. Loga Blvd) on May 25, at 21:30 (free entrance).
“Wieża. Jasny dzień/ Tower. A Bright Day”, a drama produced inn 2017, directed by Jagoda Szelc, who also signs the script. The film tells the story of Mula who lives with his family in a village in Poland. Mula’s daughter is preparing for her first first communion, an event attended by their relatives, among whom there is also Mula’s sister, Kaja. Yet, Mula has her reasons to fear Kaja.
“Ptaki śpiewają w Kigali/ Birds are Singing in Kigali”, directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze, is also a drama produced last year, with its action taking place in Rwanda in 1994, when a Polish ornithologist saves a girl from the Tutsi clan from a certain death. Several years after the incident, they come back in Africa, embarking in a touching journey, full of painful memories.