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Astra Film Festival

Screening event: The King’s War

History can take various guises and many of them are not truly accurate, as in the case of Michael I, King of Romania, whose story was distorted by Communist propaganda.  

Astra Film Cinema proposes a screening event of the documentary The King’s War (directed by Trevor Poots) on Thursday, April 20th, at 7 PM. The film is the anatomy of a critical chapter of Romanian history, which reveals the truth about King Michael and his political decisions that prevented the country’s collapse and contributed to the fate of World War II.  

With the help of archive images and a series of interviews with historians, researchers and the King himself, we are able to discover a facet of Romanian history of which many of us may not know. Historical truth is revealed, and we find out about the King’s struggle to strike a balance between domestic and foreign affairs, especially in troubled times, as World War II was at its peak.

We can also note how the King continued to fight for this beloved country, Romania, even when he lived in exile. Supported by real facts and a personal testimony of the King himself, we can reconsider our views regarding the history of Romania and the life of its King.

The King’s War is the most complex undertaking of a team that includes both consecrated historians and film professionals in order to restore the historical truth of the role played in the history of this country by the Royal Family of Romania. The film was distributed by the History Channel and received a 9.5 out of 10 rating.

One ticket is 6 lei. Tickets are available 30 minutes before the screening at Astra Film Cinema (Piața Mică 11, Sibiu). For further information, call: 0751.166.516

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An event organized by: Astra Film and CNM Astra

 

The King’s War is made by Chainsaw Film Production; directed by Trevor Poots; executive producer John Florescu; associate producers Dan Draghicescu & Stefan Hillerin; senior producer Viorel Chesaru; editor Mircea Lacatus; camera Viorel Sergovici Sr. & Lulu Hillerin.