Romanian writer-director Adrian Sitaru comes to RCC




Join us for the screening of the short films WAVES (2007) and THE CAGE (2010) by Romanian writer-director Adrian Sitaru. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with writer-director Adrian Sitaru and film producer Mara Călugăreanu.

Adrian Sitaru comes to RCC to talk about his latest projects, amongst them House Party (2012), a short movie that is attracting international attention, being already awarded the Grand Prix at Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2012 and the Onda Curta Award at Indie Lisboa IFF 2012.

Currently working on his first short film in English shot in East London, Adrian Sitaru will discuss with producer Mara Călugăreanu the stories behind Waves (2007) and The Cage (2010) as well as his forthcoming productions.

Numerous international awards laid the foundations for his reputation such as the DAAD Short Film Award at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, the Pardino d’oro at the Locarno Film Festival, short film prizes in Prague, Amsterdam, Sarajevo, Uppsala and so many more. Adrian Sitaru doesn’t only focus on short films, he also directed and produced an array of feature films and TV productions that received international recognition, amongst them Domestic (2012), Best intentions (2011) and Hooked (2007).

 

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WAVES (2007) | 16 min | 35 mm | in Romanian with English subtitles

On the beach, by the seaside two people experience extreme situations. A beautiful Western mother asks a gypsy boy to look after her 4 year old son. A husband and father fights ennui by flirting with the same beautiful foreigner while teaching her how to swim. The story takes a different course when the mother disappears into the waves…

Winner of the Pardino d’oro for Best International Short Film at the Locarno Film Festival

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THE CAGE (2010) | 17 minutes | 35 mm | in Romanian with English subtitles

Little Alex comes home with an injured pigeon and asks permission from his parents to keep it. While his father refuses vehemently, he also creates a path for reconciliation. Who will convince the other?

Winner of the DAAD Short Film Award at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival

 

A reception sponsored by Deli Twist will follow the screening and the Q&A. Deli Twist is a patisserie serving freshly baked pretzels and pastries and also sweet and savoury twisters.

Duration 08 August 2013 - 08 August 2013
Times 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Cost ADMISSION FREE, but booking is essential at bookings@romanianculturalcentre.org.uk
Venue Ratiu Family Foundation/ Romanian Cultural Centre
Address Manchester Square, 18 Fitzhardinge Street London W1H 6EQ, ,
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