In the context of the 2nd of April, date that marks the World Autism Awareness Day, Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation organizes between 2-4 April 2017, in partnership with the Czech Centre and ArCub, the “Beautiful Mind Days” film festival.

This year at its third edition, the event will involve playing four films whose subject is the life and the problems that people with autism and their families are facing day by day.

This film festival is a unique event in terms of socio-cultural, aiming awareness on the problem of people suffering from autism. By participating in the four screenings, the audience has the opportunity to learn how overwhelming it may seem the world around to them.

About the previous editions:

  • In 2015 we unveiled three special features, multiple award-winning: Rain Man, 1988 (director Barry Levinson), Temple Grandin, 2010 (director Mick Jackson) and a horse on the balcony 2012 (director Hüseyin Tabak).
  • In 2016 we offered the audience three impressive films: A beautiful young mind 2014 (filmmaker Morgan Matthews) Extremely loud and incredibly close 2011 (director Stephen Daldry), Fly Away, 2011 (director Janet Grillo).

This year, the “Beautiful Minds Days” festival will showcase another four outstanding films: Normal Autistic Film, 2016 (director Miroslav Janek), Autism Love, 2015 (director Matt Fuller), Jack of Red Hearts, 2015 (director Janet Grillo) and The Story of Luke, 2012 (director Alonso Mayo).

 

 

The event will begin on 2 April at 19:00 at the Czech Center with the projection of a documentary film – Normal Autistic Film. A production that refused to see autism as a diagnosis, approaching it as a fascinating way of thinking whose decryption requires effort and intelligence.

On 3 and 4 April in the Great Hall of the ArCub Lipscani will run following movies:

  • Autism in Love (Monday, April 3, 13:00) – documentary that shows the story of four adults with autism spectrum disorders in search of romantic relationships.
  • Jack of the Red Hearts (Monday, April 3, 19:00) – emotional movie which deals with the issues related to autism, family and social exclusion.
  • The Story of Luke (Tuesday, April 4, 19:00) – the story of a young man with autism searching for a job and the true love.

The movies this year are recent productions appreciated and awarded at some of the most famous festivals: Normal Autistic Film – Nominated as Best Documentary at the International Festival Karlovy Vary, Autism in Love – Awarded at International Festival in Warsaw, Jack of the Red Hearts – best Feature film Festival in Bentonville, the Story of Luke – best Feature film Festival in San Diego.

In parallel, at the ArCub, will be a photo exhibition which will include images and messages of persons with autism and their families.

Festival entry is free, but the seats available are limited. To make sure you have a place in the cinema hall, please fill out the form below and we will make sure you will have a place reserved:


Normal Autistic Film (19:00, April 2, Centrul Ceh)Autism in Love (13:00, April 3, ArCub Lipscani)Jack of the Red Hearts (19:00, April 3, ArCub Lipscani)The Story of Luke (19:00, April 4, ArCub Lipscani)


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Event organized with the support of the Czech Centre and ArCub supported by Autism in Love, Sundial Pictures, Taskovski Films LTD, Fluid Film, 438 Movie, The Institute, DGASMB, Dal Travel and Kaustik.

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