Making Waves Romanian film festival kicks off in New York City

Newsroom 05/12/2013 | 15:40

The eighth edition of Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema started in New York City and until December 10 the moviegoers can throw themselves in a triple dose of Transylvanian flavor from a popular series of Red Westerns; the complete works of one of The New York Times’ 20 Directors to Watch, Corneliu Porumboiu; Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear award winner Child’s Pose; the World Premiere of Closer to the Moon and many in-person appearances.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Romanian Film Initiative are pleased to announce the 8th edition of MAKING WAVES: New Romanian Cinema, which has been hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “the annual weeklong survey that has helped define and establish the southeastern European country as a stronghold of socially incisive, independently minded personal cinema.” The 8th edition of the festival took place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center from November 29 to December 3, 2013. This year the series will expand with a selection of the lineup screening at the Jacob Burns Film Center from December 5-10, and continue the partnership with Transilvania International Film Festival.

The festival offers the best selection of contemporary Romanian filmmaking, including features, documentaries and shorts, along with retrospectives of Romanian filmmakers, special programs, panels and a book launch.

For the second consecutive year, MAKING WAVES is now a fully independent festival of Romanian contemporary cinema and culture, made possible solely through the support of private funders and individual donations, including a large number of Romanian artists who believe that audiences at home and abroad deserve unfettered access to the best of Romanian contemporary culture. This year’s edition of Making Waves is dedicated to the Save Rosia Montana movement.

Photo courtesy of the Romanian Film Intiative

Oana Vasiliu

 

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