University of Basel

BACI – Balkan Cinema

The ‘Festival’ cinema

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Object:The ‘Festival’ cinema
Description:The colour photograph shows the entrance of the ‘Festival’ cinema in an unknown location in Romania. Two young women are passing by. The red writing in the bottom right corner says ‘’.
Comment:The photograph must be from the early 21st century stands for Romania’s cinema extinction after 1989. The compound ‘metropotam’, coined from the English/Romanian words metropolis / metropola and hippopotamus / hipopotam, was created to define a new form of urban leisure activities.
Country:unknown (contemporary)
Romania (historical)
Type:Photo postcard
Keywords:540 Commercialized Entertainment > 546 Motion Picture Industry
Copyright:Arhiva Naţională de Filme
Archive:Arhiva Naţională de Filme (Collection ANF), Inv. No.: Doc-Cat 21
Editor:Karl Kaser