FESTIVALS: European Film Festival in Bucharest Celebrates Greece

Miss Violence by Alexandros Avranas Miss Violence by Alexandros Avranas

BUCHAREST: The 18th edition of the European Film Festival will take place in Bucharest between 9 and 15 May 2014 and in Târgu-Mureş between 16 and 18 May, showing 42 films from 25 countries.

The Festival is organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute together with the European Commission Representantion in Romania, under the patronage of EUNIC and with the support of the embassies and cultural centres of the European countries.

This year the festival is celebrating the Greek presidency of the European Union with a concert of Yorgos Nousis and the opening screening of Miss Violence by Alexandros Avranas. The director is a guest of the festival together with the actress Eleni Roussinou. The festival will close with the Austrian film Soldier Jane/Soldate Jeannette by Daniel Hoesl.

The Romanian director Adrian Sitaru (Best Intentions) is the honorary ambassador of the festival this year. The Romanian selection includes the documentaries Where Are You Bucharest ?/Bucureşti, unde eşti? by Vlad Petri and Songs for a Museum/Cântece pentru un muzeu by Eliza Zdru, Igor Cobileanski's feature The Unsaved/La limita de jos a cerului, and also short films by Adrian Sitaru and by students from the National University of Theatre and Film I.L.Caragiale.

The selection of the festival (long films):

Miss Violence by Alexandros Avranas (Greece)

A Trip/Izlet by Nejc Gazvoda (Slovenia), produced by PERFO Production

The Don Juans/Donšajni by Jiri Menzel (Czech Republic), produced by MediaPro Pictures

The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas (Greece) by Elina Psykou

Shell (GB) by Scott Graham

It Was the Son/È stato il figlio (Italy) by Daniele Cipri

Songs for a Museum/Cântece pentru un muzeu (Romania) by Eliza Zdru

Granny's Funeral/Adieu Berthe – L'enterrement de mémé (France/Belgium) by Bruno Podalydès

Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl Loura /Singularidades de uma Rapariga (Portugal) by Manoel de Oliveira

The Shooter/Skytten (Denmark) by Annette K. Olesen

A Gun in Each Hand/Una pistola en cada mano (Spain) by Cesc Gay

Love Loves Coincidences/Aşk Tesadüfleri Sever (Turkey) by Ömer Faruk Sorak, produced by Böcek Yapim

Heavenly Shift/Isteni Mûszak (Hungary) by Márk Bodzsár, produced by Unio Film

Kinshasa Kids (Belgium) by Marc-Henri Wajnberg

Fish N' Chips (Cyprus/Greece) by Elias Demetriou, produced by Ammos Films and Pan Entertainment and Film Blades, in coproduction with ERT S.A., the Greek Film Center and Multichoice Hellas-Nova

Me, Myself and Mum/Les garçons et Guillaume, à table! (France/Belgium) by Guillaume Gallienne

McCullin (documentary, GB) by David Morris, Jacqui Morris

Tad, the Lost Explorer/Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones (animation, Spain) by Enrique Gato

The Ghost of Piramida (documentary, Denmark) by Andreas Koefoed

Vegetarian Cannibal/Ljudožder vegetarijanac (Croatia) by Branko Schmidt, produced by Telefilm d.o.o.

The Marathon (Nederlands) by Diederick Koopal

Germaine (Belgium) by Frank van Mechelen

September (Greece) by Penny Panayotopoulou

The Last Black Sea Pirates /Poslednite chernomorski pirate (documentary, Bulgaria) by Svetoslav Stoyanov, produced by Agitprop

Where Are You Bucharest ?/Bucureşti, unde eşti? (documentary, Romania) by Vlad Petri, produced by Vlad Petri (http://www.bucurestithemovie.ro/)

A Magnificent Haunting/Magnifica presenza (Italy) by Ferzan Özpetek

The Unsaved/La limita de jos a cerului (Romania) by Igor Cobileanski, produced by Saga Film

Max Beckmann (documentary, Germany) by Michael Trabitzsch

True Story of Papusza/Papusza (Poland) by Krzysztof Krauze, Joanna Kos-Krauze, produced by Argomedia in co-production with Telewizja Polska, Canal+ Polska and Studio Filmowe KADR

21 Ways to Ruin a Marriage/21 tapaa pilata avioliitto (Finland) by Johanna Vuoksenmaa, produced by Dionysos Films

Call Girl (Sweden) by Mikael Marcimain

Journey to Portugal/Viagem a Portugal (Portugal) by Sérgio Tréfaut

Soldier Jane/Soldate Jeannette (Austria) by Daniel Hoesl. A European Film Conspiracy production (http://www.soldatejeannette.com/)