Romanian Film Festival in Seattle 2021

Occasional Spies by Oana Giurgiu

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Check out Romanian Women in Film, a Zoom discussion between actress Ioana Flora and directors Ioana Mischie (Fragile), Oana Tenter (The Pastor's Women) and Oana Giurgiu (Occasional Spies). The Q&A, which took place Nov. 13 at 12:30pm PT, is available on ARCS YouTube and their Facebook page.

Oana Giurgiu was also a panelist Nov. 17 at 9am PT for Romanian Jewish History and Collective Memory in Romanian Film, along with historians Cristina A. Bejan and Adrian Cioflâncă. The recording is available on ARCS YouTube and on their ARCS Facebook page.

In their confirmation email, ticket purchasers to this program will receive a link to join either/both Zoom(s) if they are interested in participating. Registration is free of charge!

Hailing from Romania, Yugoslavia, Slovakia and Austria, the subjects of Occasional Spies are young Jews who were recruited to Palestine during WWII to help the local resistance repel German invaders. Using the subjects' own voices to highlight their little-known acts of heroism, combined with both archival images and recreations from their retellings, the film amplifies these young Jewish fighters' fears and hopes as they navigated the increasingly hostile and violent Europe that they used to call home.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    119 minutes
  • Language
    Romanian, English
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Transilvania International Film Festival)
  • Director
    Oana Giurgiu