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The Romanian Cinema Panorama touches down in Paris

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- 11 feature films directed by Radu Jude, Corneliu Porumboiu, Radu Muntean, Ioana Uricaru and Daniel Sandu will be showcased from 13 to 16 December

The Romanian Cinema Panorama touches down in Paris
"Peu m'importe si l'histoire nous considère comme des barbares" de Radu Jude

The Le Reflet Medici cinema will host the 2018 edition of the Romanian Cinema Panorama in Paris from 13 to 16 December. The programme includes 11 feature films (including two documentaries) and a short film, which will be screened in the presence of the film crews, giving a good overview of the richness of a film industry that regularly stands out at some of the biggest international festivals and succeeds in discovering new talents.

The event will include two films by Radu Jude (Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlin in 2015 for Aferim! [+see also:
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and Special Jury Prize at Locarnoin 2016 for Scarred Hearts [+see also:
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interview: Radu Jude
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): "I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians" [+see also:
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(2018 Crystal Globe for Best Film at Karlovy Vary, and also screened at Toronto, as well as being the Oscar 2019 candidate for Best Foreign Language Film – due to be released in France on 20 February by Météore Films) and the documentary The Dead Nation [+see also:
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(discovered at Locarno in 2017).

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Also featured in the lineup is Daniel Swu's first feature film, One Step Behind the Seraphim [+see also:
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interview: Daniel Sandu
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, winner of eight Gopo awards in 2018 (the annual Romanian Film Awards), including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor.

The panorama is also due to include Radu Muntean's Alice T. [+see also:
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interview: Radu Muntean
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, which won Andra Guţi the Leopard for Best Actress last summer at Locarno and is dueto be distributed in France by Bac Films (date TBC).

The young director Ioana Uricaru will be in attendance with her first feature Lemonade [+see also:
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interview: Ioana Uricaru
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, unveiled this year at the Berlinale and due to be released in France on 13 February by ASC Distribution.

Also noteworthy is the documentary Infinite Football [+see also:
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by the eclectic and talented Corneliu Porumboiu, unveiled by the director at last year's Berlinale, with the director previously winning the Caméra d'Or at Cannes in 2006 and now working on the post-production of his new fiction feature: The Passenger (previously Gomera - read the news), a co-production between Romania, France and Germany, due to be sold by mk2 Films.

Also due to be screened are The Story of a Summer Lover [+see also:
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by Paul Negoescu, Fault Condition [+see also:
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by Catalin Saizescu, Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time [+see also:
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by Stere Gulea, Alone at My Wedding [+see also:
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interview: Marta Bergman
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 by Marta Bergman and Hawaii [+see also:
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by Jesús del Cerro (a Spanish filmmaker who has shot six films in Romania to date).

(Translated from French)

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