Procult Romanian film festival comes to Rome

Marius Bizău, a Romanian actor who will be present at the festival Saturday

 ROME -- The seventh edition of the Procult Film Festival of Romanian cinema will take place in the capital from Wednesday to Sunday.

This five day exposition (Nov. 23 to 27) has been created to promote the construction of a collective memory, dedicating particular attention to the works that narrate social, environmental, political and cultural aspects of Romanian culture, in order to create a stage for communication and dialogue between the two countries through cinema.

 The showcase proposes a voyage through the Romanian creative universe in order to discover its cinema and it is an occasion for meeting the Romanian guest artists.

 This year, the festival will take place at the Romanian Academy, the Istitut Français and the Casa del Cinema, in Rome. The five-day festival will be full of all free entry events -- film screenings in their original language with Italian subtitles, conferences and debates with the directors of the films being showed.

 The festival will open Wednesday at the Romanian Academy, with the screening of the documentary ‘The Goldsmiths’ Sunset’ by Cristina Onacea, with many other diverse critically-acclaimed films to follow over the successive days -- 14 in total, including the short film 'Megatron' by Marian Crişan, winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Fesitval in 2008.

 See the website for a programme of the events:


'Filantropica' by Nae Caranfil shown at 8pm Saturday