Spotlight: Romania.3 | Day 1

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Festival rond het hedendaagse Roemenië

Vr 27 okt | 19:30 | GEBOUW | Diverse prijzen

Film & Experiment

The festival Spotlight: Romania is a showcase for contemporary Romanian cinema taking place every year in The Hague. With each edition we aim to reveal to Dutch audiences other angles of the creative and vibrant nowadays Romania.

The third edition, Spotlight: Romania.3, is dedicated to alternative cinema, to directors who engage in a type of filmmaking which is regarded as different than the established Romanian New Wave.

This year’s special side programming will present a selection of short films and video art in collaboration with Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival. We also teamed up with our friends at Kinodiseea International Children Film Festival with whom we are making the Kino and Cake film morning for children, teenagers and parents. 

Spotlight: Romania is a project by EASTWARDS, an independent cultural initiative promoting contemporary Eastern European art and culture in the Netherlands.

PROGRAM DAY 1

19:30 - 20:15 | Tearoom 

Opening: Romanian drinks

19:30 - 23:30 | Het Diepe

Video installations. BIEFF at Spotlight: Romania.3 A selection of hybrid works, mixing documentary techniques, 3D animation and collage, found footage and more in a series of very personal essays.  
Directed by Alexandru Petru Badelita, Mihai Grecu, Luiza Parvu and Toma Peiu, Mara Trifu
Free entrance

20:15 - 22:45 | Grote Zaal

Opening film, Dutch Premiere: Scarred Hearts (Inimi cicatrizate) 

Directed by Radu Jude

Cast: Lucian Teodor Rus, Ivana Mladenovic, Ilinca Harnut, Bogdan Cotlet, Marian Olteanu. 

Drama. 2016. 144 MIN
Tickets: 7,50 € (online), 8,50 € (kassa)

During the summer of 1937, Emanuel, a young man in his early twenties, is committed to a sanatorium on the Black Sea coast for treatment of his bone tuberculosis. The treatment consists of painful spine punctures that confine him to a plaster on a stretcher-bed. 

Little by little, as Emanuel gets accustomed to the sadness of his new life, he discovers that inside the sanatorium there is still a life to be lived to the fullest. He makes friends and engages in conversations, political for the most part. He reads, he writes, he smokes and drinks, interacts with doctors, nurses and stretcher-bearers. He observes how healing seems to be happening transiently, following mysterious laws: some patients get better, some worse, others die. He even has a romantic relationship, while outside Romania doesn't have much to offer him, turning more and more into an extreme right-wing society.

Based on Max Blecher's autobiographical novel with the same title. 

Scarred Hearts celebrated its world premiere in competition at the Locarno Film Festival 2016 where it won the special Jury Prize as well as the Don Quijote Prize of the International Federation of Film Societies

In the Press: 

Radu Jude brings us a striking, emotional follow-up to Aferim! (Cineuropa)

Another compelling step forward from Romania's Radu Jude (Indie Wire)

A fastidious, rigorously unsentimental adaptation of the autobiographical novel by Max Blecher. (Screendaily) 

Festivals and awards:

Scarred Hearts is the fourth film of celebrated Romanian director Radu Jude. His previous film is the remarkable Aferim! (Silver Bear, Berlinale 2015) and Everybody in Our Family (Heart of Sarajevo, Sarajevo Film Festival). His most recent film is the documentary The Dead Nation (2017). 

De filmprogrammering in De Nieuwe Regentes is mogelijk gemaakt met hulp van Fonds 1818.