French director Tony Gatlif will be the guest of honor at the Bucharest International Film Festival, which will unfold from April 20-25 at Corso and Scala movie theaters.
Gatlif, who is also a script writer, composer, actor and film producer, will present a retrospective of his films and also hold a master class for cinephiles.
One of the best known directors of Rroma origin, Gatlif has repeatedly returned to his roots in his productions. Since 1981, he has turned his lens on Rroma culture, taking his characters from gypsy communities in Europe. One of his best known productions is Gadjo Dilo, the story of a Frenchman who arrives in Romania and makes contact with a community of Rroma.
The film stars Rona Hartner, who was nominated for the Cesar prize of Best Female Interpretation for her role. In Bucharest Gatlif will also present his latest movie Korkoro as part of the section Romano Cinema and Culture, organized in partnership between the National Center for Culture of the Rroma and the French Embassy in Bucharest.
The movie debuted in French cinemas last week where it enjoyed both audience enthusiasm and critical acclaim.