100 years ago, the Europe map changed significantly. Old empires were destroyed, unions were split and new countries appeared, became independent or fulfiled their national dreams. These include Czechoslovakia,
Romania and the Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Therefore, we see a number of countries’ 100-years celebrations this year.
We are pleased to honour Romania – which in 1918 has achieved its national unity – with a comprehensive film program, in cooperation with the Embassy of Romania in Oslo and the Romanian Cultural Institutes in London and
Stockholm. Thanks to the British Film Institute and the Norwegian Culture Council, as well as the ambitious Norwegian film producers Arthaus and Tour de Force.
Friday, 5th of October
18.45 hrs.: Opening film: Forest of the hanged (Padurea Spanzuratilor), 1964. EN text. Newly restored famous drama from WWI, directed by Liviu Ciulei – Best Director at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival. Based on the novel by Liviu
21.00 hrs.: Touch me not, 2018, Director – Adina Pintilie, Golden Bear at 68th Berlin International Film Festival. EN text. Controversial and philosophical drama, the film of the month at the Cinemateques in Oslo and Trondheim.
Saturday, 6th of October,
13.00 hrs.: The Fixer, 2016, Director – Adrian Sitaru. French-Romanian journalist-drama, newly imported to Norway by the Company Many more films.
15.00 hrs.: Panel discussion (in Norwegian): How could Romania breed such an extensive and interesting film wave? What was the social and political basis, what movie-political grip was taken in the early 2000s?
Participants: Adriana Margareta Dancus, Einar Guldvog Staalesen, Terje Eidsvåg, Jardar Seim + Video from London
Moderator: Jan Erik Holst
17.00 hrs.: Child’s Pose (Pozitia Copilului), 2013, Director – Calin Peter Netzer, Golden Bear at 63rd Berlin International Film Festival Berlin. NO text. Social film, noir drama from contemporary Romania. Tour de Force.
19.30 hrs.: ROMANIA AT 100 – an unpretentious cultural event with Romanian live music, performance and DJ. Food and wine from Norway and Romania will be sold in the Café. Open screening of the short film program Tales from The Golden Age. Entrance price: NOK 120,- Tickets will be sold at the Cinemateque and during the Film Days or by Vipps to 984 99 760 Simen Mørstad Johansen.
Sunday, 7th of October,
16.00 hrs.: Graduation (Bacalaureat), 2017, Director – Cristian Mungiu, selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Arthaus. NO text.
19.00 hrs.: Sieranevada, 2016, Director – Cristi Puiu, selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Tour de Force. NO text.
Tickets to the films NOK 80, – pr screening (Members of the Cinemateque NOK 50,-), See: www.cinemateket.no.
About the panel participants:
Adriana Margareta Dancus: PhD in film from the University of Seattle. Associate Professor in Film at the University of Agder.
Terje Eidsvåg: Cand. Mag. with among others intermediate subject in drama, film and theater and an unfinished major in film science at NTNU. Journalist and film critic in Adresseavisen.
Jardar Seim: Historian, author and lecturer with several studies in Romania. Film Editor for Our Church 1967 – 71. Wrote several books on Eastern Europe’s history, including Eastern Europe after the fall of the Wall and Eastern Europe’s history, Aschehoug 1994.
Einar Guldvog Staalesen: Journalist, education from University College in Oslo 1968, later journalist in Fædrelandsvennen. Retired film critic from NRK’s Darkness experiences and a frequent jury member at film festivals with special Eastern European films.