13 features to be shown in Romanian Days at the 2018 Transilvania IFF

2018-05-17 11:24:29

A total of 13 features and 22 short films are in the selection this year`s Romanian Days within the Transilvania International Film Festival (25 May-3 June, Cluj-Napoca). Besides films that have already been seen at Locarno (Andrei Cretulescu`s Charleston), San Sebastián (Constantin Popescu`s Pororoca) or made a splash at the Berlinale (Adina Pintilie`s Golden Bear winner `Touch Me Not"), the sidebar will also screen never-before-seen features. Probably the most eagerly awaited is Paul Negoescu`s The Story of a Summer Lover, about a forty-something maths professor (Alexandru Papadopol) who must make a difficult decision after his girlfriend falls pregnant.

Also set to be seen for the first time at the Transilvania IFF are Bogdan Theodor Olteanu`s LGBT indie flick "Several Conversations about a Very Tall Girl"Vlad Zamfirescu`s minimalist drama The Secret of Happiness and two documentaries: Alexandru Mavrodineanu`s "Caisă", about an ageing boxing coach training a new boxer, and Andrei Gorgan and Monica Lazurean-Gorgan`s "Free Dacians", about some Romanians` obsession with the country`s former, relatively glorious, past.

All of the aforementioned films are competing for the sidebar`s awards, together with Emanuel Parvu`s #meda or "Meda or the Not So Bright Side of Things" and Ivana Mladenovic`s Soldiers.A Story from Ferentari.

Corneliu Porumboiu`s Berlinale-selected doc "Infinite Football" is also being shown in the Romanian Days, but out of competition. Seventeen short films are competing for the Best Romanian Short Film Award, while five additional shorts will be screened out of competition.


Tags: Romania, screening

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