The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival focuses its attention in 2018 on one of new Romanian cinema’s most prominent filmmakers: Radu Jude. The director, who will also be at the festival as a member of the international jury, will take part from Saturday April 7 on in the introduction of the features included in the film series Radu Jude 4 ½ + 4, which has gathered four features and a short film by the author of Aferim! and other four films by some filmmakers that have deeply influenced his work: Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Lucian Pintilie, Jean-Luc Godard and Yasujiro Ozu.
With Toată lumea din familia noastră (Everybody in Our Family), a title that won the Best Film Award at Sarajevo, starts the film series on Saturday, April 7, at 5 pm at the Monopol Screen 4.
The retrospective, supported by Hospitales San Roque, includes as well Țara MoartĂ (The Dead Nation), 2017; Inimi cicatrizate (Scarred Hearts), 2016; Aferim!, 2015; and the short film Lampa cucaciula (The tube with a hat), 2006. Furthermore, the Romanian filmmaker has proposed the showing of Pays Barbare [Barbaric Land] by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi (France, 2013); O varĂ de neuitat [An Unforgettable Summer] (Romania, France, 1994) by his countryman Lucian Pintilie; Vivre sa vie: film en douze tableaux [My Life to Live], by Jean-Luc Godard (France, 1962) and the Japanese Otona no miru ehon – Umarete wamita keredo [I Was Born, But…] by Yasujirõ Ozu, 1932.
The Gran-canarian Festival has been programming for almost a decade the great directors that are part of this new wave of Romanian filmmakers who have recorded human experience in a tumultuous period. The presence of directors such as Cristi Puiu, Cristian Mungiu, Radu Muntean, Corneliu Porumbo and Radu Jude, as well as their films, have been a significant attraction to the Gran-canarian festival.
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