This year’s national focus of Reykjavik International Film Festival will be on Romania, with a special category of recent Romanian films presented within the RIFF 2011 screening programme, in partnership with Romanian Cultural Institute London.
A series of Romanian films already awarded or selected in the official competition of different prestigious film festivals will be screened, among which „The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu” (d. Andrei Ujică), „Outbound” (d. Bogdan George Apetri), „Loverboy” (d. Catalin Mitulescu), „Crulic” (d. Anca Damian) and „Tuesday, After Christmas” (d. Radu Muntean).
Director Adrian Sitaru will also be prezent along with two feature films, his latest „Best Intentions” (awarded at the Locarno International Film Festival with the Silver Leopard for best director and best actor, Bogdan Dumitrache) and 2008’s „Hooked” but also with three award-winning shorts: „The Cage” (2010), „Lord” (2009) and „Waves” (2007).
In this year’s jury for New Visions, RIFF’s competition category, we will find Tudor Giurgiu, president of the Transilvania International Film festival.
Along with the screenings of the Romanian films, this edition of RIFF will also comprise a photo exhibition of Romanian photographer Alex Gȃlmeanu, „Subjective portraits” featuring Romanian actors and filmmakers but also a special party where DJ Nico de Transilvania will be resonsible for entertaining the festivals’ guests.