The Waiting Room Waiting for One World Romania – 13th edition
Starting on Friday, June 5th, every other week, we will organize debates with some of the guests of the 13th edition of the festival. We will discuss both their previous films, some of which will be available on the Eventbook platform a week before the online meeting, and their new projects, which we will have the opportunity to watch together at the end of August.
We will start this series on Friday, June 5th, at 8.00 PM through an online dialogue, on our Facebook page, with the British-American director Irene Lusztig, whose interest in recovering, recontextualizing and, in essence, reviving multiple unofficial stories is obvious in the two films that are available today on the Eventbook platform: Reconstruction (2001), which explores the extraordinary destiny of Monica Sevianu, the director's grandmother, involved in the 1959 national bank robbery and sentenced to forty years in prison, and The Motherhood Archives (2013), an essay film about the social and historical construct related to motherhood and its evolutions throughout the twentieth century. At the festival we will be able to watch Irene Lusztig's latest film, Yours in Sisterhood (2018), which creates a bridge between two eras of women in the United States of America.
Later, on June 19th, we will meet Claire Atherton, regular editor of the Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman, to whom the first retrospective of the 13th edition of the festival is dedicated. The second retrospective of the festival honors the American documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee, who will also join us in The Waiting Room on July 3rd. He will be joined by French director Claire Simon, whose latest 9-hour documentary The Village will be screened at the festival. On July 17th, Mehelli Modi, the runner of Second Run, one of the most important arthouse film distribution houses, will join us and Radu Jude, whose last two unconventional explorations of national history, Uppercase Print and The exit of the Trains, will also be showcased at the 13th edition.
We hope for the upcoming summer to increase you appetite for the surprises we are preparing for the actual edition of the festival. But until August 21st, do not miss our meetings on Friday night, every other week, where we ask you to receive the guests of the festival with enthusiasm and curiosity.
Film tickets cost 10 lei or 5 lei - reduced price for students, pensioners and people with disabilities. You must have or create an Eventbook account to view and purchase. Each user will have 48 hours after purchasing the ticket or using the barcode on the subscriptions to watch the film.
Those who have purchased general subscriptions for OWR # 13 will be able to watch all the movies in The Waiting Room for free. Those who want to support the OWR team, thus having free access to the events of the association, can become OWR Friends.