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The European Film Festival halts at the Czech Center for four days

The Czech Center (11 Ion Ghica street) in Bucharest will host the European Film Festival as of Tuesday, May 8 until Friday, May 11. For the upcoming four days, at 7 p.m., the Czech Center will host four of the films screened within the 22nd edition of the European Film Festival, running in Bucharest during May 7-May 13.

Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m., Mein wunderbares West-Berlin / My wonderful West-Berlin documentary, Germany, 2017, 97 minutes, directed by Jochen Hick. The film describes the life of the LGBT community after the WWII and the fall of the Berlin wall. The stories and experiences of the political activists, of the hedonists, of the nightclub owners, of the musicians, fashion designers, of a DJ and of a make-up artist create a strong image of the gay background of those times. The viewers will be able to travel in time across a West Berlin that has not been known so far.

Wednesday, May 9, 7 p.m., La Vie et rien d’autre / Life And Nothing But, war drama, France, 1989, 135 minutes, directed by Bertrand Tavernier. The action occurs in 1920, two years after the WWI ended. France is bandaging its wounds and things are getting back to normal. Two young women of totally different social origins are desperately looking for their lovers, who were gone missing in the war. Their search leads them to commander Dellaplane, who is responsible to the identification of gthe seriously injured and of the bodies in the WWI.

Thursday, May 10, 7 p.m. Brexitannia documentary, UK, 2017, 80 minutes, directed by Timothy George Kelly. Brexit is the first serious surge of right-wing populism among those that are sweeping away the Western civilization today. The first film on Brexit is giving the floor to the winners and also to Noah Chomsky, Saskia Sassen and Nick Srnicek in a tragicomic, contradictory and unsettling vox populi.

Friday, May 11, 7 p.m. Estoy embarazada en Rumanía / I Am Pregnant, in Romania, directed by Jesús del Cerro. It’s a documentary on the situation of pregnant women in Romania, the country with the highest rate of infant mortality in the European Union. Gender discrimination is present at all social levels of the Romanian society, but particularly in the main sectors: healthcare, education, economy, politics, family, etc. Acknowledging this fact, the documentary intends to x-ray what means to be a Romanian pregnant woman in Romania, but also abroad.

The entrance of all screenings is free. Subtitle in Romanian. Facebook event available here.

Don’t forget about Documentary Mondays

How to Build a Time Machine is screened today at 8 p.m. at the Czech center within the Documentary Mondays series. The documentary tells the story of two men who search to build the connection to the past into something palpable. Using the cinema concept as time machine, one that is linking us to the past and opening our minds to the future, director Jay Cheel manages to make a really fascinating film. It is also a story about the bonds between fathers and sons, but also about the claim on the past. Entrance is free, more details here.

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