Sun, May 19|
Museum of the Moving Image
Romanian Film to Conclude Panorama Europe Festival
Time & Location
May 19, 2019, 6:30 PM EDT
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106, USA
About The Event
The U.S. premiere of ”Several Conversations About a Very Tall Girl” by Bogdan Theodor Olteanu will close this year’s Panorama Europe - the essential festival of new and vital European cinema curated by critic and academic David Schwartz and co-presented by Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) and the members of the New York cluster of EUNIC, the association of the cultural institutes from E.U. countries.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director.
Don’t also miss Romanian-German actress Maria Dragus, the star of Cristian Mungiu’s ”Graduation”, who will open the festival with her new film, the Austrian production ”Mademoiselle Paradis”.
Several Conversations About a Very Tall Girl (2018)
Screening & live event
Presented by the Romanian Cultural Institute, with the kind support of Mrs. Eleanor Sebastian
70 mins, DCP
Director: Bogdan Theodor Olteanu
Script: Bogdan Theodor Olteanu, Denisa Niță, Ana Ivan
With: Silvana Mihai, Florentina Năstase
Two women who share a former lover begin a series of Skype conversations in this deceptively relaxed and emotionally incisive love story which features two unforgettable performances and is the first Romanian film focused on a lesbian love story.
Bogdan Theodor Olteanu is a Romanian independent filmmaker. He wrote and directed several shorts, one feature and one theatre play. All of them were developed without any state or private funding. Without any formal arts education, Bogdan followed a convoluted path to filmmaking. He was a rugby player at a top club in Romania, an investigation journalist at a leading daily newspaper, a sports marketing consultant, a political communication consultant. Meanwhile he wrote short stories and collaborated with a culture magazine, SUB25.
His works deals with the ever changing landscape of urban youth. He observes generations of young people in search of identity, caught between extreme libertarian values and Balkan's history and society. Born and raised in Bucharest, Bogdan is placing all of its stories in that city, the country capital and a meeting space for eastern (Russian, Turkish) and western European influences.
More about Panorama Europe 2019 (May 3-19) on the MoMi website.