MIRONA RADU – the soul of the Film O’Clock International Film Festival
Mirona Radu has been working in the film production and distribution industry, including international film festivals for ten years. Since February 2019, she has been the programmer of the Peasant Museum Cinema in Bucharest. Mirona has training and experience in the development of cultural knowledge and intercultural interaction, being the founder and the festival director of Film O’Clock International Festival, a film festival across five countries on two continents. She studied Film Directing, holds a Master’s Degree in Film Production and Creative Management in New Media, and attended professional programmes such as NEXT WAVE, Maia Workshops, CICAE Training and other art residences in Poland, China, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, and Ukraine.
She was Europa Cinemas Label Member of the Jury at the Venice International Film Festival in 2020 and C.I.C.A.E Member of the Jury at the Sarajevo International Film Festival in 2021.
Recently she has become a member of Europa Cinemas Association.
Here is a more personal description of the person Mirona is, as most of us only know her as a professional.
__1.__What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Walking peacefully and with a smile on your face in a garden full of beautiful flowers that smell enchanting, by a lake with crystal clear water, in a late spring, holding hands with the man you love and who loves you, with a faithful dog by your side.
__2.__What is your greatest fear?
Fear of abandonment.
__3.__What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
__4.__What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Not being honest.
__5.__Which living person do you most admire?
Madeleine Probst, Vice-President of Europa Cinemas, and my mentor – for her professionalism, generosity, and humane and empathetic approach.
__6.__What is your greatest extravagance?
A trip to Mexico.
__7.__What is your current state of mind?
In search of self-love, and inner balance.
__8.__What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
To be silent.
__9.__On what occasion do you lie?
When I make surprises and prolong the good tension.
__10.__What do you most dislike about your appearance?
A large scar on my chest.
__11.__Which living person do you most despise?
There isn’t any such person.
__12.__What is the quality you most like in a man?
__13.__What is the quality you most like in a woman?
__14.__Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Please and thank you.
__15.__What or who is the greatest love of your life?
__16.__When and where were you happiest?
In my childhood, in the summer holiday, after finishing the school year with first prize.
__17.__Which talent would you most like to have?
I’d like to inspire people.
__18.__If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d like to be more patient.
__19.__What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Being a member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival.
__20.__If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
I think it is important to have one life and to understand we only live once.
__21.__Where would you most like to live?
__22.__What is your most treasured possession?
__23.__What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Not being able to forgive yourself for your mistakes.
__24.__What is your favorite occupation?
__25.__What is your most marked characteristic?
__26.__What do you most value in your friends?
__27.__Who are your favorite writers?
Dostoievski, Jonathan Franzen, Thomas Mann.
__28.__Who is your hero of fiction?
Prince Myshkin from The Idiot.
__29.__Which historical figure do you most identify with?
__30.__Who are your heroes in real life?
I admire many people for different reasons, but I wouldn’t name them heroes.
__31.__What are your favorite names?
Mirona, Ksenia, Thomas.
__32.__What is it that you most dislike?
To waist the time.
__33.__What is your greatest regret?
I have no regrets. I am grateful for everything I have received from life, be it good or not so good.
__34.__How would you like to die?
Confessed and around people who love me.
__35.__What is your motto?
Treasure your time.