Romanian actress Anamaria Marinca joins an exquisite ensemble of film-makers who, as part of EUNIC London‘s ‘Craft of Film’, a series of events hosted by Barbican Centre and running between 22-28 February 2017, will reveal and explain the technical abilities that make cinematic magic possible. The craft of acting will be illustrated by Bafta- winner Marinca, the protagonist of Cristian Mungiu’s Palme d’Or masterpiece ‘4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days’. The versatile actress will reveal some of the secrets of her complex profession after the film screening.
In the film, Marinca gives one of the most memorable performances in recent cinema history. She plays Otilia, a young woman who helps her university roommate Găbița to have an illegal abortion in 1987 Communist Romania. The film sends Otilia on a harrowing odyssey of tasks and trials as she tries to make the abortion happen at all costs while also pleasing her boyfriend’s demands to join a family celebration. At every step we feel her fear, rage, and desperation and marvel at the quiet determination and self-control with which she manages to see her friend and herself through this ordeal.
‘Craft of Film’, a programme developed and coordinated by Goethe Institute London in partnership with The Romanian Cultural Institute and several European cultural institutes members of the EUNIC London cluster, will examine, through screenings, masterclasses and talk, the principal crafts behind great film artistry.
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