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Nae Caranfil's newest film 'Closer to the Moon' to open Making Waves festival

November 15, 2013


Nov. 15--BUCHAREST -- Nae Caranfil's newest film 'Closer to the Moon' will make its world premiere at the opening of the ?Making Waves Festival' in New York, informs a release issued to AGERPRES by the Romanian Film Initiative.

The screening is due on November 29 under the sponsorship of the Romanian Film Initiatives and Film Society of Lincoln Center, with the film director and U.S. producer Michael Fitzgerald attending. This new edition of Making Waves, the festival of New Romanian Cinema held in New York, will run from November 29 to December 3 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center; following the event's success last year, it will run further between December 5 -- 10 at the Jacob Burns Film Center.

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema is the only comprehensive U.S. festival dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the best in Romanian contemporary cinema as well as in rarely seen classics. For the second year in a row, Making Waves rolls on exclusively with independent funds obtained from private donations and from an international crowdfunding campaign.

This year's edition has in store 15 feature films (fiction and documentaries), 10 short films, book launches and a debate on the freedom of speech.

Nae Caranfil's movie starring high-profile names of the international cinematography such as Vera Farmiga (Oscar-nominee for her role in 'Up in the Air') or Mark Strong ('Body of Lies', 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy', 'Sherlock Holmes'), takes inspiration from the true story of the authors of the big 1959 heist on a van of the Romanian National Bank, who stole the equivalent of one million dollars.

Corneliu Porumboiu's new film 'When evening falls on Bucharest or Metabolism' will be screened in the closing of the festival in the presence of the director. This year's edition of Making Waves dedicates a full career retrospective to Porumboiu.

Initiated and chaired by Corina Suteu, under the artistic directorship of Mihai Chirilov and the executive management of a team coordinated by Oana Radu, Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema has become a fixture on the cultural scene of New York.

Also sitting on the festival board are: Dennis Lim (Film Society of Lincoln Center), Brian Ackerman (Jacob Burns Film Center), Scott Foundas (Variety), Adrian Ghenie, Mona Nicoara, Andi Vasluianu and Dan Perjovschi.

The festival has also been endorsed by the community of Romanian filmmakers including: Corneliu Porumboiu, Nae Caranfil, Tudor Giurgiu, Radu Muntean, Alexandru Solomon, Cristi Puiu, Catalin Mitulescu, Cristian Mungiu, Andrei Ujica, Luminitaa Gheorghiu, Vlad Ivanov, Anca Puiu and Ada Solomon.


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