Photos: Making Waves Opening Night, “Of Snails and Men”

Of Snail and Men director Tudor Giurgiu, actors Monica Bîrlădeanu and Andi Vasluianu, and more talent from across the festival turned out for Opening Night of Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema. Couldn't make it to the sold out screening and reception? We've got you covered with photos! All photos by Julie Cunnah. 

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema Festival President Corina Şuteu introducing Of Snails and Men at the Walter Reade Theater.

Director Tudor 
Giurgiu introducing his film Of Snails and Men


Romanian Film Initiative co-founder Oana Radu, Şuteu, and Festival Artistic Director Mihai Chirilov

Of Snails and Men actor Andi Vasluianu and Suteu

Cast and crew from Of Snails and Men and members of the Romanian Film Initiative.

Of Snails and Men actress Monica Bîrlădeanu (right)





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We sat down with director Tudor Giurgiu and actors Andi Vasluianu and Monica Bîrlădeanu to discuss their Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema opening night film, the true events that inspired it, balancing humor and drama, the Romanian film community, and sperm donation.

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