Romanian Shorts and a conversation with award-winning editor Letitia Stefanescu
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
Presented by the Center for Film & Media Studies at the University of Cincinnati.
Known for its stark, minimalist portrayals of life in Eastern Europe, Romanian film industry burst onto the international scene in the mid2000s when The Death of Mr. Lãzãrescu by Cristi Puiu won the 2005 Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes film festival. Romanian films have been mainstays on the international festive and art house scenes ever since and have continued to corral awards at Cannes, Berlin, and other prestigious festivals. The first Romanian film to attract wide international attention was a short: Cãtãlin Mitulescu’s 2004 Trafic, which won the best short film prize at Cannes in 2004. This selection of shorts that editor Letitia Stefanescu has worked on highlights both the artistic innovation behind the Romanian new wave’s signature style and the diversity of that nation’s film industry.
A good day for a swim, Bogdan Mustata, 2008. 10 minutes. (Written by Cãtãlin Mitulescu) Golden Bear for Best Short Film, Berlinale 2008.
Draft 7, Luiza Parvu, 2011. 24 minutes.
Dying from a wound of love, Iulia Rugina, 2014.22 minutes. Best Romanian Film at Transilvania International Film Festival 2014
Ramona, Andrei Cretulescu, 2015. 24 minutes.
Canal+Award Cannes 2015, Bronze and Silver Plaque Chicago IFF, GOPO Award for best Romanian Short 2015, Best Short at Transilvania International Film Festival 2015.
Spiderman, Superman or Batman, Tudor Giurgiu, 2011. 11 minutes
European Film Award 2012 and festival awards at Aspen Shortsfest, Valladolid International Film Festval, and Manhattan Short Film Fest.
Letiția Ștefănescu graduated in 2010 from the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest, Romania. She has edited numerous awardwinning documentary and fiction films. Her collaborations include Aliyah Dada (d.Oana Giurgiu), which won the Best Editing award at DocuArt Film Festival in Bucharest (2015) and Sieranevada(d.Cristi Puiu), selected in the Official Competition at Cannes in 2016 and as Romania’s nominee for best foreign language film at the 2017 Academy Awards.