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UK Premiere: A Mere Breath by Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan + Stuck on Christmas...

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Part of the Romanian Women Directors at the Romanian Cinematheque

This spring, the Romanian Cinematheque continues with a season of screenings that celebrate female creativity. Six original women directors - Anca Damian, Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Ivana Mladenovic, Adina Pintilie, Iulia Rugi and Ioana Uricaru- and their applauded films make up a diverse programme to suit all tastes: from gripping intrigues and tales of unexpected encounters to bitter immigration dramas.

All films have English subtitles.

Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan is a producer, director and co-founder of the ‘4 Proof Film’ production company in Bucharest. Her production The Cage (directed by Adrian Sitaru) won the DAAD Short Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Her work with director Adrian Sitaru continued with the feature length productions Best Intentions and Domestic. My vote, a documentary directed and produced by Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, was awarded at the Sarajevo International Film Festival and was included in the selections for the Rotterdam International Film Festiaval and the Documenta Madrid.

Her film A Mere Breath explores the deeply contradictory nature of love in the family life. Dobrin is waiting to happen a miracle for Denisa, his young daughter, to get up from the wheelchair and walk. It won the Best Romanian Documentary at the Astra Film Festival Sibiu in 2016.

Iulia Rugină studied Film and Television Directing at the Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography in Bucharest between 2002 and 2006. In 2011 she completed a Master of Arts in Directing from the same institution. To this day, she directed eight short films and three medium-length features, for the majority of which she served also as a co-writer. Her directorial works have been screened at over fifty cinematography events in thirteen countries. As a trainer for children, film beginners and enthusiasts, she is also involved in the educational aspect of filmmaking, through projects such as Education a l’Image, S.P.E.R, Kinodiseea, and coordinating LET’S GO DIGITAL - a film workshop for pupils. 2017 marked the premiere of her latest feature-length film, Breaking News.

Stuck on Christmas is set on Christmas Eve in a small mountain train station where four people are waiting for a train that doesn't show up because all the tracks are blocked with snow. They don't know each other, how long it's going to take or if they will ever reach their destinations. But as the hours pass, Madalina, Cristi, Ozana and Alex share the absurd, the despair and the hope. Because no one knows when it will end. And because it's Christmas.

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