Romanian Film Festival AZ - 3rd Edition - Saturday

Event description

  • Arts and entertainment
  • Open to the public

Festival Theme: One Eye Laughing, One Eye Crying

The American Romanian Cultural Society Arizona and its partners are screening four films at the Majestic Tempe 7 on the weekend of November 11th and 12th, and Saturday's two films are:

1) E PERICOLOSO SPORGERSI [AKA Sundays on Leave] - 4:30 P.M.
- NR  104 min. | Drama/Comedy (1993).  | Critics Award, Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival, 1993
- This is a restored version of the debut feature of Nae Caranfil (known for Closer to the Moon), thirty years after its premiere in Cannes. During the last years of communist Romania, Cristina is having a difficult time with her boyfriend. He wants her to have sex with him before his mandatory stint in the army. She wants him to marry her first. He has some vague plans to defect – could those be the reason he is receiving mysterious phone calls? Or are they the work of an anonymous admirer?
- Original Language: Romanian. With English Subtitles.

2) TAXI DRIVERS - 7:30 P.M.
NR 97 min. | Comedy/Drama (2023).
- Lică, a taxi driver, is an all knowing guy, while Liviu, his friend, also a taxi driver, keeps a lot to himself. They are trying to rediscover who they are and what they can do with their life while being on an ongoing adventure on the streets of Bucharest where they cross paths with all kinds of clients who end up having an impact on their lives, for better and for worse.
- Original Language: Romanian. With English Subtitles.


The festival is made possible in part by generous support from the Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies at Arizona State University

This project is also partially funded by a City of Tempe – Community Arts Grant.

Additional information

Event contact

David Brokaw

Saturday, November 11, 2023


4:30 pm9:30 pm (MST)


Majestic Tempe 7


See link for ticket prices