Romanian Film ‘The Happiest Girl in the World’ launched in UK

Romanian Film

Hailed by Variety as a film with “terrific dialogue and pitch perfect performances”, director Radu Jude’s debut full-length feature ‘The Happiest Girl in the World’ is the latest offering from the so-called Romanian New Wave to be on release in UK cinemas. The film, “an utterly delightful little gem” (Little White Lies), brings again to the British screens that special mix of realism, absurd and dark humour, and acute observational skills witnessed is gems such as Cristi Puiu’s ‘Death of Mr Lazarescu’, Corneliu Porumboiu’s ’12:08 East of Bucharest’, or Cristian Mungiu’s Palme d’Or winner ‘4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days’.

The Ratiu Foundation and the Romanian Cultural Centre in London, together with Soda Pictures invite you to the launch of

THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD
Friday 28 May 2010, NFT 1 (at 18.30) and NFT 3 (at 14.30 and 20.30), BFI Southbank, London SE1 8XT • Box office: 020 7928 3232 • www.bfi.org.uk
‘The Happiest Girl in the World’ will run at the BFI Southbank from 28 until 31 May and from 1 to 10 June 2010. Also released in selected cinemas nationwide.

THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (Cea mai fericita fata din lume)
Romania / 2009 / 90 mins / Romanian with English subtitles
Directed by Radu Jude. Cast: Andreea Bosneag, Violeta Popa, Vasile Muraru.
Distributed by Soda Pictures (www.sodapictures.com).

The latest high profile feature from the Romanian new wave, ‘The Happiest Girl in the World’, an acerbic comedy that tells the story of Delia, a girl who wins a car in a competition and the subsequent arguments with her parents about what to do with it.
Combining rich irony with familial acrimony, the film’s simple story magnifies the social tensions of a country embracing capitalism and all its shiny promises. The first feature from Radu Jude, ‘The Happiest Girl in the World’ has attracted awards and acclaim from the festival circuit with its sharp dialogue and superb performances.

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS FOR THE LAUNCH OF ‘THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD’ FOR 28 MAY 2010, AT 18.30, NFT 1!
For your chance to win a pair of tickets for the launch of this film at the National Film Theatre, all you have to do is to name director Radu Jude’s short films shown in London as part of the 2007, 2008, and 2009 editions of the Romanian Film Festival (hint: you can always find details of the festivals’ programmes on our website www.romanianculturalcentre.org.uk). Send your replies by 14.00 on Tuesday 25 May 2010 at mail@romanianculturalcentre.org.uk. Don’t forget to include in your message your FULL NAME and a TELEPHONE NUMBER where we can contact you. The winners will be selected through a raffle from all the correct answers received by 14.00 on Tuesday 25 May 2010, and will be notified in writing at the e-mail address provided.

A release of Soda Pictures. Supported by the Ratiu Foundation.

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Website: http://www.romanianculturalcentre.org.uk
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