It was the night before the Final…

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iRecommend: European Film Festival, May 4-13

The month of May is more European than the others. It’s the month of the European Film Festival

For sixteen years in a row now, the European Film Festival is the right place for “other” movies. European films are different from the regular choice at your local cinema theatre, they are enticing and intense, constantly breaking the moulds, always exploring and offering the viewers amazingly new experiences.
The Festival takes place in Bucharest (4-13 May), Brasov (10-13 May), Timisoara (17-20 May), Tirgu-Mures (17-20 May) and Iasi (24-27 May).

Here’s one of the films I recommend: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

In Bucharest the films are to be seen at Studio Cinema (in Romana Square), Eforie Cinema and Pro Cinema (both around the Old City Centre); all 3 of them within 10 minutes of walking.

For more details, please visit the official website of the festival.

Be back soon with more details.

iRecommend: Bucharest International Film Festival, March 19-25 2012

Here’s something you don’t want to miss, starting today in Bucharest.

And just to get the taste of it, I quote the official website of the festival:


   THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, director Paolo Sorrentino’s first English language film (awarded the Jury Prize at Cannes 2008, for Il Divo), will be presented, in absolute premiere and exclusively in Romania, within the Bucharest International Film Festival Closing Gala, March 25, 2012. “Anchored” by Sean Penn’s unbelievable performance (“flawless…transcending the masklike qualities of eyeliner and lipstick with deadpan, childlike candor.” – Variety), THIS MUST BE THE PLACE is the story of an ex-rock star engaged in a Nazi-hunt across America. A possible future cult film – the title is inspired by a classic Talking Heads track, music written by David Byrne, featuring Frances McDormand, Harry Dean Stanton, Judd Hirsch in supporting roles and, obviously, David Byrne – the ultra-stylized THIS MUST BE THE PLACE was launched within the Cannes 2011 Official Competition and is one of those films which cannot be categorized, that divides the public into two teams, but leaves no one indifferent.

And here‘s the full screening schedule.