This UK premiere is part of The 14th Romanian Film Festival, organised by Profusion International. Full program to be announced soon.
THE MIRACLE OF TEKIR
Director: Ruxandra Zenide
Monday 13 November 2017, 6.30 pm, Curzon Soho (99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY)
Unmarried Mara has mysteriously fallen pregnant. This poses a problem for her fellow residents of the small fishing village on the Danube delta, where Europe’s second longest river enters the Black Sea, and religion mixes with superstition like earth with water. Expelled from her village, Mara finds employment at the nearby spa hotel Tekir where infertile women are treated with the sacred Danube mud. When her world collides with that of the well-to-do, eccentric cosmopolitan Lili, magic combines with power and tradition with modernity to become the answer to Lili’s desire to have children – and Mara’s ‘immaculate’ conception.
Length: 88 min; Cast: Dorotheea Petre, Elina Löwensohn, Bogdan Dumitrache
The film is in Romanian with English subtitles.
Ramona Mitrica and Mike Phillips, co-directors of Profusion, will introduce the film and present the new festival format.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A which will also discuss the subject of Brexit and its implications on film festival funding. Panel discussion features: Ruxandra Zenide (Miracle of Tekir director), Alex Iordachescu (Miracle of Tekir producer), Ramona Mitrica (Director, Romanian Film Festival), Agnieszka Moody (Director, Creative Europe Desk UK), Ian Haydn Smith (host)
Box Office: 033 0500 1331 https://www.curzoncinemas.com/soho/film-info/romanian-film-festival-the-miracle-of-tekir