Cinepolitica will once again offer movie lovers a selection of political films, debates and memorable meetings, aiming to expose political mechanisms and motivations to the audience through the art of cinema. Besides the eight titles in the international competition, which will vie for the Cinepolitica Trophy and Special Award, the festival will feature screenings of famous full-length movies, as well as short films with a political theme (fiction, documentary and animation), in the Panorama section. Most of the titles will be screened as Romanian premieres, and will be presented in Bucharest by their directors and producers.
The story of one of the most thrilling causes célèbres in the history of Italy will open the second edition of Cinepolitica International Film Festival, on April 2, at Cinema Studio in Bucharest. Bella Addormentata/Dormant Beauty, the latest work from Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio, will be screened for the first time in Romania. Another highlight of the festival is the political thriller The Company You Keep (in picture), directed by Robert Redford, which was received with enthusiasm at the Venice Film Festival and in Toronto last year.
The competition section consists of Infancia Clandestina/Clandestine Childhood, an impressive semi-autobiographical drama, directed by Benjamín Ávila, 80 Million/80 milionów (Waldemar Krzystek), Camp 14: Total Control Zone (Marc Wiese), Lore (Cate Shortland), Rock the Casbah (Yariv Horowitz), S.B. Io lo conoscevo bene/S.B. I Knew Him Well, (Giacomo Durzi and Giovanni Fasanella), The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh) and Ustanička ulica/Redemption Street (Miroslav Terzić).
The festival jury is comprised of Artan Minarolli, director of the National Center of Cinematography in Albania; Dieter Wieczorek, film critic and artistic director of Signes de Nuit: Festival of Audiovisual and Cinematographic Creation and Documentary Art; Massimiliano Nardulli, programmer and artistic director of the Brest European Short Film Festival; Vintila Mihailescu, anthropologist and professor at the National School of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA); Bogdan Teodorescu, professor of political and electoral marketing politics at SNSPA, and member of the International Association of Political Consultants, and the academic Razvan Theodorescu.
The entire project can be seen here.