Event details

The drinks reception will open at 7.30pm with the film screening from 8.30pm.

Dress: Smart

Join us for a wonderful opening night with canapés, drinks and live music and then step into the cinema to watch the fantastic film Closer to the Moon starring Mark Strong, Vera Fermiga, Harry Lloyd and Harry Corduner, followed by a Q&A with director and some of the cast.

£65 (include a VIP drinks reception with live music and canapés)

£25 (screening only) SOLD OUT – £65 tickets still available

Attending this event

Nae Caranfil

Graduated in 1984 from the Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography (UNATC) in Bucharest, where he has also taught as a professor. Started his career with short films: Venice in September (1983), Thirty Years of Insomnia (1984) and Backstage (1988). Caranfil made his feature film debut with E Pericoloso Sporgersi (1993) and continued with road movie comedy Asfalt tango starring Charlotte Rampling (1996) and with Dolce far niente (1998). His movie Filantropica (2002) was a critical success. Nae Caranfil wrote the screenplay for all his movies and worked on the music for the first two of them (E Pericoloso Sporgersi and Asfalt-tango).

Allan Corduner

Allan Corduner is a British actor. He has worked extensively on stage, TV and film, both in the UK and in the USA. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Sir Arthur Sullivan in Mike Leigh’s award winning Topsy-Turvy. Corduner will take part in the Q&A after The Book of Gabrielle.

Harry Lloyd

Harry Lloyd is a British actor and writer, known for The Theory of Everything, The Iron Lady and The Riot Club. An Eton graduate, he is the great-great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens and has appeared in television adaptations of two of his novels. Lloyd will take part in the Q&A of Closer to the Moon at UKJFF 2015.

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.