SIFF Presents: The Romanian Film Festival in Seattle, November 18-20

Posted on November 14, 2016, 3:54 pm
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It’s been a good month for foreign film festivals in Seattle, thanks to SIFF. This week, we see the conclusion of Cinema Italian Style (November 10-17) and the Seattle Turkish Film Festival (November 4-20). And now we have the 3rd annual Romanian Film Festival in Seattle, Friday, November 18 through November 20.

Co-presented with The American Romanian Cultural Society the festival includes animation, documentary, comedy. Local and international guests will present the movies and interact with the audience.

The Romanian Film Festival opens on Friday night at SIFF Cinema Uptown with a 7pm screening of Why Me? Director Tudor Giurgiu and producer Oana Giurgiu are scheduled for a Q&A to accompany the screening, moderated by Monica Filimon. From SIFF:

Based on real events, Why Me? tells the tragic story of a young idealistic prosecutor who tries to solve a complex case of corruption in present-day Romania. An honest, brave investigation of one of the darkest pages of the country’s 21st-century history, masterfully created by one of the most highly praised directors of post-communist Romania.

Other films with accompanying Q&A’s include Aliyah DaDa with director Oana Giurgiu, and Silent Wedding on November 19 with director Horatiu Malaele. The festival concludes with another film by Malaele, Happy Funerals. Visit the Romanian Film Festival‘s official website for more information and a complete schedule of films.

The Romanian Film Festival in Seattle

When: November 18-20

Where: SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N)

Tickets are $12 or $50 for a festival pass / $35 for SIFF members

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