Wednesday 28 November 2007
20.00 - 21.30, The Romanian Cultural Centre,
8th floor, 54-62 Regent Street, London W1B 5RE; Tel. 020 7439 4052, ext 102
; Entry is free but booking is essential.
“This year I finished my studies at the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest. ‘Carne’ is the project of my third year of study. It was a courageous attempt to propose such a subject to my teachers in Bucharest and today, after the film has travelled all over the world to film festivals (and it is still travelling), I still feel a challenge every time ‘Carne’ meets the public. Although it’s a Romanian production, I don’t consider ‘Carne’ a film which is talking about Romania. The subject and the style of the film are not representative for the so called ‘Romanian New Wave’. ‘Carne’ is rather an experimental fiction with, I dare say, a global subject. I tried to make this film as sterile as possible without giving any clear direction or thesis to the public. I try to give to everyone the freedom to choose their own meaning. I think ‘Carne’ it’s the kind of film which you either ignore, or get shaken-up by it.” (Miruna Boruzescu)
This presentation will be accompanied by a special screening of Miruna Boruzescu’s short film ‘Carne’, which was presented to great acclaim in many film festivals across the world.
Short film / Romania / 2006 / 8 min 35 sec/black & white. Director of Photography: Ilija Zogovski; Editor: Alexandru Belc; Sound Designer: Mircea Kiraly; Make Up, Special Effects: Miruna Panaitescu
Miruna Boruzescu has graduated in 2007 from the Film Direction department of the National University of Drama and Film, Bucharest, Romania. Miruna’s most recent feat is the selection in the shortlist for the prize of the Encounters Short Film Festival in Bristol, where ‘Carne’ will be screened on 23 and 24 November at the Watershed Cinema, Bristol (Box office 0117 927 5100; www.watershed.co.uk
). Miruna is also a DJ, and musician with the bands ‘Hector’ and ‘Stereonucleose’.
Organised by The Ratiu Foundation UK & The Romanian Cultural Centre in London