Three film festivals in Bucharest early in November

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Three film festivals are ready to hit the Romanian theaters in early November.

CinePOLSKA

The premiere in Romania of Agnieszka Holland’s latest movie, “Mr. Jones”, and the jazz concert performed by WMQ quintet will kick off the 15th edition of CinePOLSKA Polish Film Festival in Bucharest. The festival is running from October 29 through November 3.

During the opening gala of the festival, a jazz performance is due in Control Club on November 29, where jazz fans will be able to listen the work of Polish composer Krzysztof „Komeda” Trzciński (1931-1969), dubbed as the pioneer of the modern jazz, author of soundtracks of Roman Polański’s movies, such as “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Knife in the Water”.

The performance is played by the famous Polish jazz quintet Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet (WMQ).

The Polish film festival will start at Elvire Popescu Cinema in Bucharest on October 30, with the first screening- “Mr. Jones”.

More details at www.culturapoloneza.ro.

KINOdiseea
KINOdiseea Film Festival will bring movies for the little ones in Bucharest on November 8-12. KINOdiseea Juniors will bring eight films dedicated to kids aged 3-14, but also to parents and teachers, which will be screened at Gloria and Eforie cinemas.
This year there will also be a competition KINOdiseea Youth, encompassing four films for youngsters older than 15 years old, to be screened at Apollo Theatre on November 9 and 10.
The festival also includes 5 short film competitions, for different age groups, screened at Grigore Antipa Museum.
The opening gala is due at Gloria Cinema on November 8, at 7 p.m., with “My Extraordinary Summer with Tess”, directed by Dutch filmmaker Steven Wouterlood, to be screened.
Romania Journal is supporting KINOdiseea as media partner.
More details at http://www.kinodiseea.ro/.
BIEFF

The Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival will land for the movie lovers in the Romanian Capital on November 6-10, with a special focus this year on the stories about migration and about the concept of affiliation.

The Migrating Image, directed by Stefan Kruse
The Longing and Belonging competition programme is proposing five innovative visions on the affiliation feeling, by watching the ambivalence of the relation with the realities we are living.
I Got My Things and Left, directed by Philbert Aimé Mbabazi Sharangabo, is talking about power and freedom, inspired by the free spirit of the key figure of the African literature, Dambudzo Marechera.
An exploration of the transgender identity, I Am a Monster (director Tanguy De Donder), tells the story of a faceless woman, seen through the eyes of an unknown man.
The Human Flow: Home in the Age of Displacement competition proposes five films about migration, among which:
The Migrating Image, where Danish director Stefa Kruse, also invited as BIEFF guest of honour, is keeping an eye close on the flow of images depicting refugees on their way towards and through Europe by redirecting the camera towards us, for we created those images and we are their consumers.
Mum, I’m Sorry, is a silent testimony of the shipwrecks in Lampedusa on October 13, 2013 and May 15, 2015.

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