The 14th Romanian Film Festival in London: VANISHING HEARTS

18 – 22 April 2018, Curzon Soho Cinema


Wednesday 18 April 2018; 6.10pm
Screening preceded by Introduction with lead actor Bogdan Dumitrache
(d: Constantin Popescu | 2017 | Drama | 2h 33min | Romania)
The story follows Tudor and his family, where his life was destroyed after the disappearance of their daughter at the park.
Director: Constantin Popescu
Stars: Bogdan Dumitrache, Iulia Lumanare, Constantin Dogioiu
“Pororoca”, Constantin Popescu’s third feature, won Best Actor for Bogdan Dumitrache at San Sebastian 2017. Constantin Popescu directed the ‘Pig’ segment in the wry portmanteau picture “Tales From The Golden Age” (2009). He also directed “Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man” and “Principles of Life”, both in 2010.

Thursday 19 April 2018; 6.30pm

Screening followed by Q&A with guest film-maker
(d: Iulia Rugina | 2017 | 1h 35min | Drama | Romania)
A psychological journey of redemption that turns into a coming-of-age experience for a 35-year-old famous news reporter who, in a crucial moment of his life, discovers that things have somehow taken a wrong turn.
Director: Iulia Rugina
Stars: Andi Vasluianu, Voica Oltean, Ioana Flora, Oxana Moravec
The film touches themes like parenthood and father figures, fabricated stories and the deep layers that hide below the surface. “Breaking News” does not give verdicts, it asks questions that should linger in the viewer’s mind at the end of it. What would a stranger make of what’s left behind when we’re gone?

Friday 20 April 2018; 6.10pm

Screening followed by Q&A with producer Oana Iancu
(d: Calin Peter Netzer | 2017 | Drama, Romance | 2h 5min | Romania, Germany, France)
Toma and Ana meet as students in the literature faculty, and quickly fall in love.
Director: Calin Peter Netzer
Stars: Diana Cavallioti, Mircea Postelnicu, Carmen Tanase
Following up his 2013 Golden Bear winner “Child’s Pose” with this Silver Bear–winning entry (for outstanding artistic contribution), Calin Peter Netzer’s latest, “Ana, mon amour”, delivers a deep analysis of relationships and the ties that bind… and the things that break them apart.

Saturday 21 April 2018; 6.30pm

Screening followed by Q&A with director Cristi Iftime
(d: Cristi Iftime | 2017 | Drama | 1h 40min | Romania)
There comes a time when the stories told by your parents cannot put you to sleep anymore.
Director: Cristi Iftime
Stars: Alexandru Potocean, Adrian Titieni, Lucian Iftime
“Marita” won FEDEORA East of the West Special Jury Prize in Karlovy Vary.
<<Part character study, part road movie, “Marita” paints a complex portrait of a typical Eastern European family.>> (East European Film Bulletin)

Sunday 22 April 2018; 3.00pm

Screening followed by Q&A with director Andrei Cretulescu and producer Codruta Cretulescu
(d: Andrei Cretulescu | 2017 | 1h 59min | Black Comedy, Drama | Romania)
A bizarre love triangle between two men and the woman they both lost.
Director: Andrei Cretulescu
Stars: Serban Pavlu, Radu Iacoban, Victor Rebengiuc
Part of a very strong contingent of debut feature-length films expected from Romania, Andrei Cretulescu’s “Charleston” is proof that local cinema continues striving to explore new genres and styles.

The Romanian Film Festival in London (RFF) features a glittering and stimulating array of titles. Very popular and talented actors and directors will come from Bucharest in order to join us for the UK premieres of the latest Romanian films.

All films are in Romanian with English subtitles.
Tickets: ; Box Office Tel. 0333 321 0104
For lovers of free and discounted tickets, money off food and drink, cheaper new release and classics on Curzon Home Cinema, invites to early previews, selected priority booking periods and no booking fees.

All screenings take place at Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY. Nearest tube: Leicester Square; Piccadilly Circus.


Organised by Profusion International (
In partnership with Curzon Cinemas and The Romanian National Centre of Cinematography
RFF is a not-for-profit enterprise, functioning with the help of grants and sponsorship from friends and supporters.