The second edition of the Psychoanalysis and Film Festival will run 22nd to 24th November in Bucharest, at Studio Cinema.
Initiated by film critic Irina-Margareta Nistor in 2012, the Festival is the Romanian projection of the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival presided by Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci and spearheaded by psychoanalyst Andrea Sabbadini.
Andrea Sabbadini, Guest of Honor to this Festival edition, will be joining film critic and Festival Director, Irina-Margareta Nistor in presenting and analyzing titles Love Building, directed by Iulia Rugină and Seduced and Abandoned, directed by James Toback November 22nd.
James Toback’s Seduced and Abandoned will thus be premiering in Romania in the opening of the Psychoanalysis and Film Festival on November 22nd.
An exploration of cinema art, glamour, money, and death, Seduced and Abandoned features fascinating portraits of directors Bertolucci, Coppola, Polanski, Scorsese, and actors Ryan Gosling, Jessica Chastain, Berenice Bejo, and Diane Kruger. The film is directed by James Toback, Academy Award nominated for Best Writing for Bugsy, 1992, and produced by Alec Baldwin.
Further titles confirmed at this Festival edition of include:
– Fruitvale Station, directed by Ryan Coogler, awarded the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival, and winner of Un Certain Regard Avenir Prize, Cannes 2013. The film is distributed by InterComFilm.
– Like Father, Like Son, directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu, winner of the Jury Prize, Cannes 2013, screened within the Festival courtesy of Independenţa Film
– The Festival will further showcase a selection of national and international short films:
Me or the Pill, directed by Mimmi Damnitz, Germany, 2012
Therapeutic Dialogues, directed by Andrei Georgescu, Romania, 2012
Welkom, directed by Pablo Munoz Gomez, Belgium, 2013
Ela, Panda şi Madam, directed by Andrei Răuţu, Romania, 2013
You Freud- Me Jane, directed by Harald Schleicher, Germany, 2013
Therapy, directed by Beatriu Valles, Spain, 2013
All the films screened within this edition of the Festival will be followed by discussions with directors, producers, actors, film critics, and psychoanalysts.
In the closing of its second edition, Sunday, November 24th, the Psychoanalysis and Film Festival will present The Butler, directed by Lee Daniels, in a preview screening in Romania.
Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and John Cusack, the film tells the story of a White House butler who served seven American presidents over three decades. Academy Award nominated Lee Daniels (Precious, 2010) directs and Emmy award winning Danny Strong (Game Change, 2012) wrote the script. Distributed by InterComFilm, The Butler will be premiering in cinemas across Romania November 29th.
The second edition of the Psychoanalysis and Film Festival is organized by FAMart Cultural Boutique, with the support of the Romanian Filmmakers Union.
Partners: Apa Nova Bucureşti, InterComFilm, MediaPro Distribution, Independenţa Film, TNT România, Golden Tulip Victoria Bucharest Hotel, Evergreen Concept, Ideeal Design, Contego Coffee.
Official car: BMW
Media partners: Radio Guerrilla, Adevărul, 24FUN, Caţavencii, Cinemagia, FilmReporter.ro, Urban.ro, 121.ro.
Premiering in Romania, after its special screening in Cannes, Seduced and Abandoned will be screened in the opening of the Psychoanalysis and Film Festival, Friday, November 22nd.
A story about cinema, glamor, money and death, the film includes remarkable appearances by Bertolucci, Coppola, Polanski or Scorsese, and by actors Ryan Gosling, Jessica Chastain, Berenice Bejo and Diane Kruger. Seduced and Abandoned is directed by James Toback, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing for Bugsy, 1992, and produced by Alec Baldwin.
The guest of honor of our Festival, psychoanalyst Andrea Sabbadini – Director of the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival in London, accompanied by Irina-Margareta Nistor, will analyze the film Love Building, directed by Iulia Rugina, on the first day of the Festival- Friday, November 22nd, at the Studio Cinema.
The Psychoanalysis and Film Festival is in fact the Romanian projection of the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival presided by Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci. The Festival in London is organized every two years by the Institute of Psychoanalysis.
Starting 2012, the Romanian Psychoanalysis and Film Festival runs annually late November in Bucharest.
The Psycholanalysis and Film Festival aims at presenting a number of recent important films, premiering or not distributed in Romania within the three days of the festival. Introductions and Q&A sessions will accompany the screenings. We will further encourage the participation of the filmmakers and will analyze the works from both standpoints.
This first edition of the Psychoanalysis and Film Festival, running 26th to 28th October 2012 at Grand Cinema Digiplex in Baneasa Shopping City, coincided with the International Psychoanalysis Conference in Bucharest, bringing together personalities from the US, England, France, Holland and so on.
The Festival is organised by FAMart Cultural Boutique, spearheaded by film critic Irina-Margareta Nistor, in association with the Romanian Society of Psychoanalysis. (www.srdp.ro)