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The festival of the French film – 8 – 19 May; 146 screenings  in 13 cities


The festival of the French film to Romania  at the 23rd edition will take place between 8 and 19 May, being organized this year for the first time, in 13 cities with 146 screenings.

According to a press release of the French Institute the screenings will take place in Bucure?ti (8 - 16 May), Cluj (9 - 12 May), Timi?oara (9 - 13 May), Ia?i (11 - 14 May), Arad (9 - 11 May), Bra?ov (9 - 11 May), Br?ila (10 - 12 May), Buz?u (9 - 10 May), Constan?a (16 - 19 May), Pite?ti (16 - 19 May), Sfântu Gheorghe (16 - 19 May), Sinaia (16 - 19 May) and Suceava (10 - 11 May).

‘One of the beacon events of the Romania-France season, the present edition The festival of French film proposes a theme which crosses time ‘Paris forever..- taking the public in the presence of five guests (the producers Pierre Schoeller, Claire Simon, Matthieu Bareyre and Marie Monge, as well as the critic Joachim Lepastier) in a cinematographic journey with France as a key point from the first moment of the Revolution of 1789 to the present of the young generation vascillating between disillusion and the desire to be reinvented’ the organizers say.

The public is invited to discover a selection of 23 films, structured around the four sections: the competition of the young directors, the panorama of French films of the year, the week of Cahiers du Cinema and Retrospective.

The Panorama proposes eight films of consecrated directors - Stephane Brize, Christophe Honore, Agnes Jaoui or Gilles Lellouche – of the last year who imposed themselves in festivals as well as in the cinema halls being appreciated by critics and the public.

The retrospective dedicated to Claire Simon proposes five movies, the public having the occasion to meet her , for the first time in Romania in Cluj (11 May) and Bucharest (12-14 May) for sessions of questions and answers and a masterclass organized with the cine-club One World Romania (Point 12 May at 8 p.m).