Romanian writer-director Adrian Sitaru comes to RCC

Date
8th Aug 13 - 8th Aug 13

Time
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Romanian Cultural Centre

Price
Free


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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Ratiu Family Foundation/ Romanian Cultural Centre in London (RCC): Manchester Square, 18 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 6EQ

ADMISSION FREE | RSVP at bookings@romanianculturalcentre.org.uk)

We are pleased to invite you to the screening of the short films WAVES (2007) and THE CAGE (2010) by Romanian writer-director Adrian Sitaru. He will join us for a Q&A moderated by film producer Mara Adina.

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 Adina 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). ............................................................................................................................................ 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 2007 ............................................................................................................................................ 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 Mara Adina started her career as a Production Manager and then Line Producer at Kuwait National Television (KTV) whilst also producing with several Middle Eastern production companies during her stay there. On her return to the UK she worked on several commercial productions, and produced her first feature film 2010. She is the co-founder and managing director of Vernon Films, currently in different stages of production with five feature films both fiction and documentary.

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.





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