Tudor Giurgiu’s comedy Of Snails And Men will open the season in New York, which will also feature Beyond the Hills [pictured].

The seventh annual delve into Romanian cinema at New York’s Lincoln Center has reinforced the international impact of Romanian cinema with audiences, with the season featuring recent productions as well as a three-film retrospective of cult filmmaker Alexandru Tatos and an anniversary screening of the Mircea Veroiu and Dan Pita’s 1972 classic Stone Wedding.

Co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Romanian Film Initiative in collaboration with the Transylvania International Film Festival and the Romanian Film Center, the selection of films – including features, documentaries and short films – will be highlighted by Cristian Mungiu’s new film Beyond The Hills (the official Romanian submission to the Oscars) as well as opening with Tudor Giurgiu’s comedy Of Snails And Men, which had opened this year’s Transylvania Film Festival.

Other films to be screened during the season (which runs Nov 29 to Dec 5) include Adrian Sitaru’s Best Intentions; Radu Gabrea’s Three Days Till Christmas; Anca Damian’s animated documentary Crulic: The Path To Beyond, and Silvu Purcarete’s Somewhere In Palilula.

The opening night screening of Of Snails And Men will be attended by director Tudor Giurgiu along with lead actors Monica Bîrlădeanu and Andi Vasluianu.