Films screening at this event

Closer to the Moon

original title
Mai aproape de luna
Nae Caranfil
Mark Strong, Vera Farmiga, Harry Lloyd
112 min

“Unique and unbelievable yet totally true.” –The Observer

“A breath of fresh air, far above the usual action film Hollywood keeps churning out with pointless abandon.” – The Observer

“One of those strange footnotes in history that deserves the big-screen treatment.” – The Guardian

A wonderfully inventive and fast-paced comic heist movie starring Mark Strong and Vera Farmiga, based on the true story of a group of Jewish friends and former Resistance members who set out to rob a bank. Set in Communist Romania in 1958, as a tide of anti-Semitism see Jews demoted or dismissed from their posts, the friends decide to retaliate by staging a breathtaking robbery, designed to look like a movie shoot. Full of charm and intriguing plot twists, with winning performances from a talented cast of familiar British actors.