Events in Bucharest: American Independent Film Festival returns with a new edition this month


The fifth edition of the American Independent Film Festival will take place in Bucharest from June 23 to 27.

The festival will present a selection of recent American films, celebrated by critics and audiences at festivals such as Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Toronto.

Shaka King’s Judas and the Black Messiah will be screened at the event, a Romanian first, the organizers announced. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, who has received numerous Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Critics’ the Choice Movie Award, and BAFTA for his performance in the film.

The visual for this year’s edition of the festival celebrates the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. Directed by Arthur Penn and starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beaty, the film received two Oscars and has become a staple in North American cinema. The film will be screened during the event.

Apart from screenings, the festival regularly offers workshops, debates and masterclasses with filmmakers and actors. Joaquin Phoenix, Ethan Hawke, John C. Reilly, Kent Jones, Roberto Minervini, Benh Zeitlin, Jacques Audiard, Kirill Mikhanovski, Merawi Gerima, Maya Hawke and Sebastian Stan were among the festival guests in previous editions.

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