FESTIVALS: The 23rd European Film Festival First Time in Chișinău


    BUCHAREST: The 23rd edition of the European Film Festival will take place from 11 to 30 June 2019 in the Romanian towns of Bucharest, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Tîrgu-Mureș and Sibiu, and for the first time in the capital of the Republic of Moldova, Chișinău. The festival is organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute.

    More than 55 films from 23 countries will screen under the logo Where Is Europe Actually Heading To?. The selection includes new feature films and documentaries as well as classic films.

    „It is not really a summer edition, but a consistent, substantial and true panorama of Europe of yesterday and today”, artistic director of the festival Anca Grădinariu said in a statement.

    In Bucharest the festival will be hosted from 11 and 23 June 2019 by four cinemas and also by the Czech Centre, the Goethe Institut // Pavilion 32, the Balassi Institute, the Cervantes Institute and the European Public Space.

    In Chișinău, Râmnicu Vâlcea and Tîrgu-Mureș the festival takes place in one location each, from 21 and 23 June 2019, while in Sibiu it will take place from 28 to 30 June 2019. The screenings in the cultural centres and cultural institutes in Bucharest are free of charge.

    The festival will be opened in Bucharest by Happy as Lazzaro by Alice Rohrwacher.

    The European Film Festival is organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute with the support of the Representation of the European Commission in Romania, the Information Office of the European Parliament and the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN), under the aegis of the EUNIC Romania and in partnership with the embassies and the cultural centres and institutes of the European countries.