Contemporary World Cinema

with in-person presentations by filmmakers & an introduction by Romanian playwright Saviana Condeescu

Included in this line-up you’ll find four stellar Eastern European films dealing with corruption and its consequences: Glory (Bulgaria), Leviathan (Russia), The Teacher (Slovakia) and Graduation (Romania). Romanian playwright Saviana Condeescu (Theater Arts, IC), an associate of many prominent figures of the New Romanian Cinema, including director Cristian Mungiu, will introduce his Graduation. Condeescu is also a Regional Visiting Fellow of Cornell’s Institute for European Studies, a cosponsor of this mini-series.

In another collaboration, we’ll present two films— Hermia and Helena with Argentinian writer/director Matias Piñeiro in person, and Alejandro Jodorowski’s Endless Poetry—as part of Ithaca’s Cine con Cultura Film Festival. The Cine con Cultura Film Festival is an annual festival that brings Latin American and Latin@ films to the Ithaca area to commemorate Latin@ Heritage Month. It is organized by Cultura Ithaca! and hosts screenings at Cinemapolis, Ithaca College, and Cornell University. Learn more about the Festival at