”Child’s Pose” wins Best Film at the International Francophone Film Festival in Namur

Romanian film ''Child's Pose'' directed by Calin Peter Netzer and starring the great Luminita Gheorghiu, Florin Zamfirescu, Ilinca Goia amongst many other talented artists, won the most important prize at this year's International Francophone Film Festival in Namur, Belgium. Already awarded the Golden Bear at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, the film ''Child's Pose''... Continue Reading →

The GOPO Movie Awards

On the 26th of March 2012, the Romanian Film Promotion Association organised the 6th edition of the GOPO Movie Awards. Designed as the Romanian version of the US Academy Awards, The GOPOs reward the best contemporary filmakers and pay a tribute to national film industry legends. Established in 2007 and named after the Romanian film... Continue Reading →

Coursework 3: Dominant versus Counter Cinema

The vast majority of Hollywood film productions are considered to be mainstream for a number of reasons: they are produced on high budgets and will always target mass audiences; the cast will include well-known actors and film stars who generate publicity; they will guarantee a staggering commercial success and consequently produce millions of dollars in... Continue Reading →

Coursework 2- What makes a filmmaker an Auteur?

The auteurship theory praises the director for being the personal creative and artistic vision behind a film. Etherington-Wright and Doughty (2011 p 3) also explain that an auteur’s films shall be regarded collectively ‘as a body of work sharing common themes or techniques’ which express a particular style and perspective. Martin Scorsese is one of... Continue Reading →

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Directed by Robert Wiene,the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is one of the most influential of German Expressionist films and is often considered one of the greatest horror movies of the silent era. Although, it might be considered fairly dull and boring by people, given nowadays standards of film making, the meaning of the movie goes... Continue Reading →

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