To Act or Not to Act: Ethics in Romanian Cinema

October 28-November 19

All films will be screened in Room 324 (auditorium), Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh. The conference will take place in 3703 Wesley Posvar Hall.

Thursday, October 28
1.30- 5.15pm Graduate Student Conference “Ethics in Romanian Cinema,” Room 3703 WWPH (Posvar Hall)
7.00-9.00pm “State of Things” (1995) directed by Stere Gulea 

(awarded main prize at the San Marino Film Festival, 1995)

Friday, October 29
7.00-9.00pm “Police, Adjective” (2009) directed by Corneliu Porumboiu          (awarded Grand Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes Film Festival)
Thursday, November 4
7.00-9.00pm “Gruber’s Journey” (2008) directed by Radu Gabrea 

(among previous festivals in which it was included: Festivals: Transilvania IFF 2008; Eastern European Film Festival, Montreal 2008; Special Guest Radu Gabrea at KLEZFIESTA, Buenos Aires, 2008; Atlanta International Jewish Film Festival 2009; European Union Film Festival, Chicago 2009)

Friday, November 5
7.00-9.00pm “Silent Wedding” (2009) directed by Horatiu Malaele 

(among previous festivals: 4th Romanian Film Festival, New York, 2009; European Union Film Festival, Bangkok, 2009)

Thursday, November 11
7.00-9.00pm Short movie night

“11pm” (2008) directed by Alex Sava

“A Good Day for a Swim” (2008) directed by Bogdan Mustata;

“Cigarettes and Coffee” (2004) directed by Cristi Puiu

“Exam” (2006) directed by Paul Negoescu

“Liviu’s Dream” (2004) directed by Corneliu Porumboiu

“Waves” (2007) directed by Adrian Sitaru

Friday, November 12
7.00-9.00pm “Cold Waves” (2008) documentary on Radio Free Europe directed by Alexandru Solomon(Alexandru Solomon has won the Prize of the History Film Festival, Pessac, France; Grand Prix Mediawave Hungary; the Prize for Social Values at Documenta Madrid, and the Prize for the Best Director at the Hungarian-Romanian Doc Festival)
Thursday, November 18
7.00-9.00pm “The Other Irene” (2009) directed by Andrei Gruzsniczki 

(granted Best First Feature Film Award at the South-East European Film Fest in Los Angeles, 2009)

Friday, November 19



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“Maria” (2003) directed by Calin Netzer 

(awarded several prizes at the Locarno Film Festival, 2003)