Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Romanian cinema (but didn’t dare to ask)!
During the last 15 years, Romanian cinema has continued to win prestigious prizes at film festivals all over the world. The rise of Romanian cinema has often been presented as a recent phenomenon, born at the turn of the 21st century, but this new wave did not come out of nowhere. It stems from a tradition, claims several predecessors and is a continuation of
certain themes and stylistic currents that are distinctly Romanian as well as European.
Relying on several examples, this conference will try to identify the main stages of the historical and aesthetic journey that spans almost a century of Romanian cinema.
Dominique Nasta is professor of cinematographic studies at the ULB and the Conservatory of Mons. She has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Montreal, Strasbourg and Buenos Aires, and has authored numerous publications on Eastern European Cinema, film scores and melodramatic cinema. In 2013, she published the first English-language book on contemporary Romanian Cinema: Contemporary Romanian Cinema: The History of an Unexpected Miracle (Columbia Univ Press).