Ten of the movies that will be screened at the 28th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival running between August 12 – 19 are Romanian productions featured as part of an initiative supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) as event partner, the ICR said in a release on Friday.
The 10 Romanian movies selected for the festival are as follows:
* in the feature film category: „Oameni de treaba/Men of Deeds”, director: Paul Negoescu, world premiere screening, Romania-Bulgaria co-production, 2022;
* in the short film category: „Amok”, directed by: Balazs Turai, shown in regional premiere, Hungary-Romania co-production, 2022;
* in the student film category: „Mon Ami”, director: Carina Dasoveanu, international premiere screening, Romania, 2022; and „Eu si sora mea/My Sister and I”, director: Theodor Ionita, international premiere screening, Romania, 2022;
* in the documentary category: „Apropiere/Too Close”, director: Botond Pusok, world premiere screening, Romania-Hungary co-production, 2022; and „Pocalul. Despre fii şi fiice/The Chalice. Of Sons and Daughters”, directed by Catalina Tesar and Dana Bunescu, world premiere screening.
Showcased in the Focus section will be „R.M.N” directed by Cristian Mungiu, a Romania-France-Belgium-Sweden co-production, 2022; „Miracol/Miracle” directed by Bogdan George Apetri, a Romania-Czech Republic-Latvia co-production, 2022; and „Broadway”, directed by Christos Massalas – a Greece-France-Romania co-production, 2021.
The movie „Sotul meu musulman/My Muslim Husband” directed by Daniel Barnuti and Alexandra Lizeta Barnuti was selected to participate in Docu Rough Cut Boutique, a platform dedicated to documentary projects in the advanced phase of the editing process.
The following artists were selected to represent Romania in the Talents Sarajevo program: Alina Serban, Iulian Daniel Popa, Vlad-Florin Brumaru, Cezar Grumazescu, Ana Dumitrascu, Miruna Minculescu, Ramona Aristide.