One World Romania 11 has started!
The 11th edition of the International Human Rights & Documentary opened on Friday, March 16th, at CinemaPRO. We were happy to see on the opening night such a large and enthusiastic audience and we’re looking forward to seeing you again in all of the festival locations during the following 9 days.
ART IN ACTION
From noon till midnight at Muzeul Național de Artă Contemporană we’ve planned a full day of events in which female Romanian artists will talk to the audience about the on-screen artists. The first event of the day will consist in a special moment of poetry with Svetlana Cârstean, Elena Vlădăreanu and Cosmina Moroșan and at the end of the day you are invited to a concert by Ada Milea at the forth floor of the museum. The full program is available here.
Access to these events is made with the Museum entrance ticket.
The first film screened from the Work-in-Progress section is Acasă, directed by journalist Radu Ciorniciuc and produced by Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan. The film is scheduled at 12.00 at Eforie Cinematheque.
The film’s protagonists are a group of young kids (siblings) who were born and raised in the wilderness of an abandoned dam in the middle of Bucharest, known as the biggest urban natural park in continental Europe, the so-called Bucharest Delta. After 18 years of living in the urban jungle, with very limited access to the "real world" and civilization, the children have to leave their home and wild lifestyle behind.
On Saturday we’ve programmed two films included in the Delicatessen section - António and Catarina, starting at 2 pm at Cinema Union, and In Praise of Nothing, starting at 9.30 pm at Cinema Eforie. The playful In Praise of Nothing, directed by Boris Mitić is sure to win over its viewers. It’s a parable filmed by 62 cinematographers from around the world, narrated by Iggy Pop, and scored by cabaret grandmasters Pascal Comelade and The Tiger Lillies. The subtitles are the work of Mugur Grosu and after the screening, you’ll be able to meet the director.
THE POLITICS OF SEX (LGBTQ)
The films from the section dedicated to the rights of the LGBTQ community that are to be screened on Saturday are: Small Talk, starting at 11 am, and Queercore: How to Punk A Revolution, starting at 10 pm, both at Cinema Union. Queercore was born in reaction to the bourgeois fossilization of gay culture. After the liberating experimental culture of the 70s - with its Stonewall, its glam rock, and its sexual revolution - the 80s brought the scare of HIV and the obsession of respectability. Yony Leyser’s film traces in time, with detachment and perspective, the queercore movement from its origins in the bedrooms of Bruce LaBruce and G. B. Jones to its dispersion into a global underground that questioned both the macho punk scene and the bourgeois gay mainstream.
The director will be present for a Q&A session after the screening.
Two films from this section are scheduled on Saturday – Off the Tracks, starting at 2 pm at Eforie Cinematheque, and Another News Story, starting at 4.30 pm at Cinema Muzeul Țăranului. Another News Story, Orban Wallace’s debut film is a fresh take on the story of the Middle Eastern refugee crisis. As he follows a large group of refugees who start off in Lesbos and travel across Europe, Wallace adds a new level of representation as he turns his camera towards the journalists who accompany these refugees through their entire trip.
Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the directors - Dieter Schumann and Orban Wallace.