Anamarina Marinaca joined us for a ScreenTalk with Fiona Glascott, to discuss the craft of acting, following a screening of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days on Saturday 25 February as part of The Craft of Film.
Romanian Anamaria Marinca followed in her father’s footsteps and became an actress. After performing on international theatre stages, she received the Best Actress BAFTA in 2005 for playing Elena in the British mini-series Sex Traffic by David Yates. Making her film debut in 2007 in Cristian Mungiu’s Palme d’Or winning drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, she continued with a series of international collaborations; with Julie Delpy for The Countess, Hans-Christian Schmid for Storm, Sebastian Cordero for Europa Report and David Ayer for Fury, performing alongside Brad Pitt and Shia LaBoeuf. Marinca is also soon to be seen in the Hollywood remake of cyberpunk classic Ghost In The Shell.
Fiona Glascott is an Irish actor known for Jadotville, Brooklyn, Apartment 143, Resident Evil, Episodes and Indian Summers. She has been nominated for the Short Grand Prix Warsaw International Film Festival, Best Supporting Actress IFTAS and Best Actress Off West End Awards.
About 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
In this her cinematic debut Anamaria Marinca gives one of the most memorable performances in recent history as Otilia, a young woman who helps her university roommate to have an illegal abortion in 1980s Communist Romania. Throughout we feel her fear, rage, and desperation, marvelling at the quiet determination and self-control with which she manages to steer her friend, herself, and the audience through this ordeal.
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The Craft of Film takes place from 22–28 February
With support from the European Commission Representation in the UK.
Part of Film in Focus, a year celebrating the power of the moving image and its influence across the arts.