Shorts Program

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Shorts Program

132 minutes

Free and open to the public!

Continuous screenings on Friday, December 2 from 1:00pm – 6:30pm and Saturday, December 3 from 4:00pm –11:00pm in the Film Center Amphitheater.

Bora Bora

Bora Bora
Bogdan Mirică | Romania | 2010 | 32m
Ion lives in one of the most drought-affected areas in Romania. Wishing to put an end to his bad luck, Ion commits to work for a foreigner, unaware of the fact that he is becoming involved in illegal activities. This offbeat, Kaurismaki-like comedy won Best Romanian Short at the 2011 Transilvania International Film Festival.

Draft 7

Draft 7
Luiza Pârvu | Romania | 2011 | 23m
In this graduation short that graciously recalls Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love, two young actors, Olimpia and Edi, meet in an Irish pub in downtown Bucharest and start rehearsing for their next film.

Silent River

Silent River / Apele tac
Anca Miruna Lăzărescu | Romania/Germany | 2011 | 31m

Romania, 1986. Gregor and Vali want to get away, swimming across the Danube to Yugoslavia. Both need each other, yet there is mutual distrust. One night Greg or finds his doubts confirmed. In the end only hope is left. A 2011 Berlin Film Festival selection.

Stopover

Stopover
Ioana Uricaru | Romania | 2010 | 14m
Ingrid is a beautiful and cosmopolitan Romanian woman married to a Norwegian. While waiting for her connecting flight in an Italian airport, her wallet is stolen and she’s left without passport, money, and boarding pass. This subtle story about compromise was written by Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) and competed this year in Sundance.

Strung Love

Strung Love
Victor Dragomir | Romania | 2010 | 21m
Viorel, a nerd from the smithing class in a Communist-era professional school, enters a rivet-manufacturing contest hoping to win the attention and affection of Ileana, a schoolmate from the sewing class. Yet another ironic but endearing tale from the Golden Age.

Superman Spiderman

Superman, Spiderman or Batman /
Superman, Spiderman sau Batman

Tudor Giurgiu | Romania | 2011 | 11m
Aron, a 5-year-old boy, sets out with his worried father on a journey, and at the end, he wants to save his mother suffering from a heart condition, like a superhero. From the director of Love Sick. Nominated for the European Film Academy award.

Venue: Film Center Amphitheater

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