Sunday, 25 November 2012

Day Three - Two More To Go

On the third day of the Festival my true love of cinema gave to me: one great audience, two super events, three speakers on the Q&A panel, four super actresses present in the auditorium…

Today, the Romanian Film Festival in London screened the incredible Everybody in Our Family by Radu Jude, a film that on the one side keeps you on tenterhooks, and on the other side makes you swing from being sceptical as to the actions of the characters on screen to being appalled as how this “dramedy” (as described by critic David Parkinson for Empire Online) plays out.

The film was followed by a Q&A with the lovely and talkative actress Mihaela Sirbu, led by Ramona Mitrica (Festival Director) and Mike Phillips (Festival Consultant).

Mihaela Sirbu, Mike Phillips, Ramona Mitrica
Afterwards, everybody in our Festival moved to the Embassy of Romania for a reception hosted by His Excellency Dr Ion Jinga to honour the Festival Guests and celebrate the success of Romanian cinema in Britain and elsewhere.

A big thank you to the sponsor of the reception, the online Romanian food shop – the food and drinks were fabulous!

On Sunday 25 November, the Festival screens Periferic by Bogdan George Apetri, a film that closes our season at the Renoir. It will be followed by a Q&A with lead actress Ana Ularu. Here is a preview:


Then, there will be only Monday, when the Festival will close with the special screening of Medal of Honour by Calin Peter Netzer at the EBRD, with star actor Victor Rebengiuc in attendance.

There are still some tickets available for Periferic – hurry and snap them up! You can book online from

To see the full Festival programme, go to

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