În perioada 4 – 6 decembrie 2009 la New York se întâmplă Festivalul Filmului Românesc. Evenimentul organizat de ICR in New York este recomandat și de The New York Times.
„Festivalul de Film Românesc din New York, organizat de Institutul Cultural Român din New York în parteneriat cu TIFF și Tribeca Film Festival, intitulat „4 Years, 3 Days and 2 Decades Later” (curator Mihai Chirilov), a fost inclus şi în topul celor cinci evenimente culturale recomandate de emisiunea SundayArts a canalului public de televiziune Thirteen” conform Mediafax.ro
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Redăm un fragment din articolul publicat de The New York Times.
Some of the most talked-about movies in recent years, at least among cinephiles, have come out of Romania, where a new generation of filmmakers has snagged awards at Cannes and other top festivals. The latest work from that country, as well as some compelling earlier films, will be featured in a festival that begins on Friday at TriBeCa Cinemas, sponsored by the Romanian Cultural Institute.
The three-day festival is now in its fourth year, which explains two-thirds of the tongue-in-cheek title, “4 YEARS, 3 DAYS AND 2 DECADES LATER,” the two decades referring to the 1989 revolution that toppled Nicolae Ceausescu. The title is also a riff on “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” the Cristian Mungiu film that won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2007, in what seemed to some at the time like the cresting of the Romanian new wave — a mistaken impression, as this festival aims to prove.
“In 2005, when we had the first glimpses of success, we thought, ‘It won’t last more than maybe two years,’ ” said Corina Suteu, director of the institute. “But this process is ongoing.”
New feature films at the festival include “Hooked” by Adrian Sitaru, “Katalin Varga” by Peter Strickland, “The Other Irene” by Andrei Grusnickzi, “Silent Wedding” by Horatiu Malaele and the buzz-generating “Police, Adjective” by Corneliu Porumboiu, the country’s selection for Academy Award consideration.