Romanian Film Festival in London

The annual Romanian Film Festival in London was run by the Romanian Cultural Centre as part of the Ratiu Foundation's activities until 2012.

You can find out more on the annual festivals presented by the Foundation below, or find out about the Festival's current activities at

Hot Love Cold Hearts - 2011

10 - 14 November 2011

All the films in the programme had something to do with love, but given that they come from the land of the Romanian New Wave, things are not as simple as they appear and there is a twist to this emotion.

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Romanian, Adjective - 2010

2 - 4 July 2010

The 7th edition of the Romanian Film Festival in London featured the country’s most exciting and serious new talents. It took its title from Corneliu Porumboiu’s renowned film, POLICE, ADJECTIVE (2009), which opened the film festival in 2009.

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All Change! - 2009

1 - 4 May 2009

All the films we presented to you had their unique Romanian flavour, but through their treatment of universal human problems and values, national and cultural barriers have become porous. We wanted you to see not only Romanian film, but truly great directors and great cinema.

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Home & Away - 2008

10 - 13 April 2008

The programme has developed around the theme of Home & Away, in praise of Nemescu's fresh vision of clashes between the realities and expectations of 'here' and 'there'. Mobility, longing and belonging provide the connective tissue of Home & Away; and invite a reflection about homelands and border-crossings - both geographical and aesthetic, as California Dreamin' runs counter to the intense grittiness and austerity of recent Romanian cinema.

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Past Imperfect, Future Continuous - 2007

26 - 29 April 2007

At the core of this year’s programme are a number of daring, irreverent, often hilarious takes on Romania’s past imperfect. Many of the film-makers included in the programme invite a meditation on the uses of image in the construction of an idea of history and historical consciousness.

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New Romanian Cinema - 2006

2 – 5 February 2006

Featuring the latest Romanian film productions by young Romanian directors: Cristi Puiu, Napoleon Helmis, Ruxandra Zenide, Corneliu Porumboiu, Constantin Popescu and Florin Iepan.

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Go Romanian! - 2003

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