Saturday, 24 November 2012

All Good - Day Two

And there was Day Two!

On Friday the Romanian Film Festival in London screened Constantin Popescu’s family drama Principles of Life, a story I believe to be stunning in its cleanness of expression and image.

The film was followed by a Q&A with lead actress Rodica Lazar, who was perfect as the counterpart of Vlad Ivanov’s cuddly-looking but heavy-handed Emilian Velicanu. In an interested and animated discussion led by Ramona Mitrica (Festival Director) and Mike Phillips (Festival Consultant), Rodica Lazar talked about some of the issues presented in the film. She also talked about her experiences while filming Principles of Life, and about her future projects.

Mike Phillips, Rodica Lazar, Ramona Mitrica
Day Three of the Festival brings the screening of another family-related film – Radu Jude’s Everybody in Our Family. See the trailer below.

You are more than welcome to join us for this screening, as well as for the last film in the programme presented at Renoir – Periferic by Bogdan George Apetri.

We are joined for the Q&A session by actresses Mihaela Sirbu (on Saturday for Everybody in Our Family) and Ana Ularu (on Sunday for Periferic).

Programme details on

I am happy to say that the Festival Connected Event of Monday 26 November, the screening of Medal of Honour by Calin Peter Netzer, in the presence of maestro Victor Rebengiuc, is now sold out. (I’m also a little sad because many of our friends will miss on meeting and honouring this superlative Romanian actor).

As I mentioned before, the Gala Screening was absolutely fantastic. Please take a look at the first of this year’s event galleries with images from Festival Day One:

I can’t close this post without saying a big, big thank you to the Festival Team, as well as to our Friends and Supporters. Please visit the Acknowledgements page on the Festival site at

See you at the cinema!

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