From December to January and as part of the Europalia biennale, focused this year on Romania, a country with an exciting history and a rich cultural scene, CINEMA GALERIES will host an exhibition entitled “History in Fragments” as well as two film programmes “Negotiating History: Cinematographic Representations Past & Present” and “Traditional Loves”. Plural and covering more than half a century of cinema, these works will provide an opportunity to discover the extent of Romania’s cultural diversity.
After the silence, Vanina Vignal, 2012. Still. (As part of History in fragments)
EXHIBITION I HISTORY IN FRAGMENTS
Audio-video exhibition curated by Raluca Velisar and Andrei Rus.
This is an audio-visual journey through the recent decades of Romania’s history, complete with archival images, sound clips, and contemporary films and videos that attempt to outline and shed new light on the country’s recent past.
History in Fragments, CINEMA GALERIES, Brussels.
* Opening 12.12.2019 – 18:00 to 21:00 – free entrance.
* Schedules 13.12.2019 > 02.02.2020 – from Tuesday to Sunday – 14:00 to 20:00 – free entrance.
Where are you Bucharest, Vlad Petri, 2014. Still. Screening on 19.12.2019 – 7pm
The programme offers a series of screenings, showing historical moments from Romania’s past and present. The dialogue between these films investigates how cinema reflects ideological perspectives.
Conceived as a series of double-bill screenings, Negotiating History pairs together films which share representations of historical moments of Romania’s past (and present). The cine-contextual dialogue created between the films will explore cinema’s role in reflecting ideological perspectives at various points in Romania’s shifting socio-political landscape.
Negotiating history, CINEMA GALERIES, Brussels.
5 films from 19.12.2019 to 01.02.2020 – 8,50€ / 6,50€. See full program on this page.
Monsters., Marius Olteanu, 2019. Still. Screening on 15.12.2019 – 9pm
This selection of films draws attention to the latest queer cinema in Romania, also providing film portraits of the concept of relationships that problematise the normative expectations of Romanian society
In spite of it all, there has been a slow but steady rise of what one might define as queer cinema, or films which cover topics important to the underrepresented LGBTQ communities. As such, the Traditional Loves program offers a curatorial corrective, seeking to shine a spotlight on contemporary as well as past cinematic portraits that subvert ‘normative’ relationships and family dynamics of contemporary (socialist) society.
Traditional loves, CINEMA GALERIES, Brussels.
6 films from 15.12.2019 to 24.01.2020 – 8,50€ / 6,50€. See full program on this page.