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April 13th–17th, 2016 / Bucharest / Cinema Elvire Popesco / the 5th Edition


Brother Deyan
Directed by: 
Bakur Bakuradze
The last twelve months in the life of Dejan Stanić, a former general in the Balkan war. For ten years, he was forced to hide from justice, especially the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, on various undisclosed military bases. He finally found refuge with Slavko, an old man living in a small village in the mountains. Suffering from extreme isolation, Dejan will not only have to face a new environment and a new reality but won’t be able to escape his past.
The Fool
Directed by: 
Yuriy Bykov
Dima Nikitin is a simple and honest foreman of a repair team at a provincial housing service. There is a notorious communal housing building in the small town that is inhabited by outcasts and drunks. One night when the pipes burst, Nikitin comes to repair the plumbing and discovers that the building is on the verge of collapse and that the people need to be evacuated immediately. Facing an intractable bureaucracy and corruption, Nikitin sets off on an all-night odyssey to deal with the town authorities.
The White Knights
Directed by: 
Joachim Lafosse
Jacques Arnault, head of Sud Secours NGO, is planning a high impact operation : he and his team are going to exfiltrate 300 orphans victims of Chadian civil war and bring them to French adoption applicants. Françoise Dubois, a journalist, is invited to come along with them and handle the media coverage for this operation. Completely immersed in the brutal reality of a country at war, the NGO members start losing their convictions and are faced with the limits of humanitarian intervention.
Made in France: Inside The Cell
Directed by: 
Nicolas Boukhrief
Sam, a freelance journalist, decides to investigate the growing phenomenon of disaffected youth joining Islamic extremist groups. He infiltrates a group of four young people who have been tasked with the creation of a jihadist cell and whose mission is to destabilise the city centre of Paris.
Honey night
Directed by: 
Ivo Trajkov
Skopje, the beginning of the 90’s; celebration of the national holiday of the newly established independent state of the Republic of Macedonia, coinciding with the tenth anniversary of Nikola, Deputy Minister, and his wife Ana.
Throughout the linear action taking place in a single night - during which the marital crisis of the main protagonists reaches its culmination - a flashback of sequences from the celebration takes us through the second narrative line of the story, reflecting the professional life of and the temptations faced by Nikola, who is involved in a political scandal at his Ministry, related to the privatization of a state-owned company. The heated arguments between Nikola and Ana, brought about by him forgetting all about their anniversary, bring to the surface all of their problems, frustrations, and secrets. The tension of this marital drama is further intensified by the fear and paranoia of Nikola, who is searching for his report on the privatization of the company, as a result of which the Minister and several of his associates have been arrested. They are not alone on this long and exhausting night. Their home has been tapped…
The story was inspired by the novel “Ear” by Jan Prochazka, one of the best screenwriters in the history of the Czech cinematography.
Memories of the Wind
Directed by: 
Ozcan Alper
Memories of the Wind tells the story of Aram, a translator and painter who escapes from Istanbul for political reasons to save his life during the II. World War. That escape becomes a search for the traces of the lost times of the childhood for Aram who is stuck in a forest village at the Soviet-Georgia border by the Black Sea. Love, time, death, exile, homeland, borders, freedom, and confrontation themes appear in Memories of the Wind as doors opening to the dark hallways of no return of memory in the political and cultural atmosphere of the period. Remembering changes everything.
With the blowing of the wind…
Rabin, the Last Day
Directed by: 
Amos Gitai
On the evening of Saturday, November 4, 1995, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is shot down with three bullets at the end of a huge political rally in the center of Tel-Aviv. His killer apprehended at the scene turns out to be a 25-year-old student and observant Jew. Investigation into this brutal murder reveals a dark and frightening world that made this tragic deed possible. A subculture of hate fueled by hysterical rhetoric, paranoia and political intrigue. The extremist rabbis who condemned Rabin by invoking an obscure Talmudic ruling. The prominent right wing politicians who joined in a campaign of incitement against Rabin. The militant Israeli settlers for whom peace meant betrayal. And the security agents who saw what was coming and failed to prevent it.


National Centre of Cinematography
British Council Romania
The Romanian Cultural Institute
The French Institute in Bucharest
The Romanian Cinastes' Union