Eight productions from Independence Film, at the festival

Eight productions from Independence Film, at the festival

8 of the films distributed by Independence Film and which will enter theaters in the coming months reach Les Films de Cannes à Bucharest. These include Cannes 2019's big winner, Parasit, a Bong Joon-Ho movie.

Independence Film, the distribution house that promotes independent reference, niche or winning films of prestigious international prizes, presents at Les Films de Cannes in Bucharest 8 feature films released and awarded at the festival on the cruise: Pain and glory / Pain y glory (r. Pedro Almodóvar), Parazit / Parasite (r. Bong Joon-Ho), Le Jeune Ahmed (r. Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne), Les misérables (r. Ladj Ly), It Must Be Heaven (r (Elia Suleiman), Beanpole (r. Kantemir Balagov), Sorry We Missed You (r. Ken Loach) and Il traditore (r. Marco Bellocchio).

Pain and glory, the 21st feature film by the famous Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, who presented Antonio Banderas with the award for male performance at Cannes 2019, arrives on October 18 on the big screens in Romania. The film represents Spain's proposal to the Oscar and has a strong autobiographical character, reconstructing, in an introspective way, different stages in the filmmaker's life. The famous Spanish actress, Penelope Cruz, is also part of the cast. Pain and glory also won at Cannes and the prize for soundtrack, the music of Alberto Iglesias being highly appreciated by the jury.

Parasit / Parasite, the big winner of the Palme d'Or trophy in 2019, is a black comedy with thriller accents that describes the violence generated by social inequalities. The film, written and directed by South Korean Bong Joon-Ho, tells the story of a family with financial problems, whose members insinuate themselves as employees in the life of the wealthy Park family, giving rise to a series of unmanageable events. It will run in theaters on November 8.

Le jeune Ahmed, the new film by the Dardenne brothers, which brought them the award for directing at Cannes 2019, is an extremely current story, that of the temptation of radicalism, told with intensity, empathy and directorial mastery. In today's Belgium, Ahmed, who is only 13, is caught between the challenges of age and the ideals of purity of his imam. The film will enter theaters in Romania from December 13th.

Les misérables, the debut film by color director Ladj Ly, raised on the outskirts of Montfermeil in Paris, follows three members of the anti-crime brigade who are facing tension between neighboring rival gangs.

Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, La Haine, the cult film of Mathieu Kassovitz and the short film by the same name of Ly, winner of a César award, Les Misérables is a provocative perspective on the tensions between marginal residents and the police.

Ladj Ly, the director of the film that won Cannes and has set a record by selling his film rights on the US market - $ 1.5 million, the largest sale for a Cannes debutante in history - is a special guest of Les Films de Cannes to Bucharest.

It Must Be Heaven, the film by Palestinian director Elia Suleiman, who is also the central character of the film, humorously explores, through a journey outside Palestine, themes such as identity, nationality and belonging, the actor-filmmaker asking a fundamental question: where can you feel "at home?"

From the distribution of the film that won a special mention at Cannes and will run in theaters in our country in February, the well-known actor and director Gael García Bernal is also part.

Beanpole - inspired by Svetlana Aleksievici's book "War has no female face", Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov builds a fictional story that takes us through Leningrad in 1945, following two young women struggling to rebuild their lives among the ruins of the of the Second World War. The film won the award for director of the Un Certain Regard section.

Sorry We Missed You, Ken Loach's new film, the two Palme d'Or trophy filmmaker in the biography, tells the story of a family with financial problems, who strives to survive, being drawn into the infernal spiral caused by uber-ization. The film was nominated at Palme d 'Or, won the public award at the San Sebastian festival and will run on the big screens in Romania next spring.

The traitor, also nominated for Palme d 'Or, by the Italian director of reference Marco Bellocchio, takes us through Italy in the' 80s, in the middle of the war between the heads of the Sicilian mafia. The film is inspired by the life of a mobster who decides to collaborate with the authorities, betraying his oath of faith made to the Cosa Nostra clan. The traitor will start his film circuit in our country in February.

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