'Carnival Scenes' by Lucian Pintilie - a banned classic of Romanian cinema

Posted
12th November 2011


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THE ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN LONDON, 8th edition, PRESENTS


CARNIVAL SCENES


A FILM BY LUCIAN PINTILIE
a banned classic of Romanian cinema


SATURDAY 12 November 2011, 6 pm
Curzon Mayfair cinema, 38 Curzon Street, London W1J 7TY

TICKETS
£12.50/£9.50 cineastes (Curzon Members; read about Curzon membership here)

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Full details of the Festival programme are published on
www.romanianculturalcentre.org.uk/filmfestival/2011
www.facebook.com/RFFLondon

Didina Mazu, the kept woman of Pampon, is in love with barber Nae Girimea, the Don Juan of the district. But Nae is also the lover of Mita Baston, who is the mistress of Cracanel. A letter of Mita’s, sent to Nae (who lost it) is found by Pampon at Didina’s, sending him on a false trail, and creating a scandal. Everything develops against the backdrop of Carnival days, a major event of the suburbs. A world in which survival is incessantly conditioned by people playing the fool, and by people fooling each other.

Based on a theatrical text by Romanian writer Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912), this cruel portrait of Romania was censored for a decade, and was only being released after the 1989 revolution.

CARNIVAL SCENES by Lucian Pintilie
Romania, 1979, 132 mins. Written by Lucian Pintilie based on a play by I L Caragiale.
With: Victor Rebengiuc, Mariana Mihut, Gheorghe Dinica, Tora Vasilescu, Petre Gheorghiu, Florin Zamfirescu, Mircea Diaconu.

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Festival Director: Ramona Mitrica
Festival Curator: Mike Phillips
Friends of the Festival: Nicolae Ratiu, Eugen Serbanescu, Alina Salcudeanu, Eugen Tomac, Adrian Cherciu, Ana Santos
Design, typesetting & e-mail: Mihai Risnoveanu
Website: Tudor Prisacariu
Special thanks: Carmen Campeanu, Irina Predescu, Eugen Androne, Laura Lazar, Dan Mitrica
Screening copies through the National Centre of Cinematography (CNC) in Bucharest


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The Romanian Film Festival in London
8th edition, 10 -14 November 2011, Curzon Mayfair and Curzon Soho cinemas

organised by The Ratiu Foundation / Romanian Cultural Centre,
in collaboration with
The National Centre of Cinematography, Bucharest and Curzon Cinemas.
With the financial support of The Department for Romanians Abroad (DRP).
With the support of
Profusion International Creative Consultancy, http://ROMANi-ONLiNE.co.uk and http://Albinuta.co.uk, and the London-based Romanian newspaper Diaspora Romaneasca




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