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Recommendations for the first TIFF 2016 weekend

     Transilvania International Film Festival opens today, 27 May, with the international premiere of the feature 6,9 pe scara Richter/6.9 on the Richter Scale, to be screened in the Unirii Square of Cluj-Napoca, from 21.45, with Nae Caranfil in attendance.
     The Opening Gala preceding the screening is scheduled to start at 20.45, and will include, among other surprises, an original air acrobatics show of the renowned French troupe Transe Express.
     TIFF will carry on over the weekend with a program full of good films and special events, including at its 2 outdoors locations – Open Air Unirii Square and Someș Open Air. The entire program may be found in the TIFF brochure.
     Among the first TIFF weekend recommendations are also the events held at Banffy Castle: workshops and activities for children,  și activitățile pentru copii, the show performed by Transe Express on Saturday evening, the documentary The Show of Shows, and the cine-concert Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages.
     Moreover, on Saturday evening, 28 May, Romanian astronaut Dumitru Prunariu will be present at the Students' Culture House, from 18.30, at the special screening of Operation Avalanche (directed by Matt Johnson) and of Opt zile în cosmos/Eight Days in Cosmos (directed by David Reu), marking 35 years since his first flight into space.
     Among the features to be screened during this weekend, mention should be made of: Carol (directed by Todd Haynes) (the funds from the tickets' sale will be donated to Hospice Casa Speraței), the retrospective Sion SonoNelly’s Adventures (directed by Dominik Wessely) within EducaTIFF (29 May, at 11.00, Cinema Florin Piersic) and MR. GAGA (directed by Tomer Heymann).
     A re-edited version of Odiseei spațiale a lui Stanley Kubrick/Stanley Kubrick's Space Odiseey, on the original music by the duo Zone Libre, will be screened as part of a unique cine-concert, Zone Libre Revisite 2001, Sunday, from 19.00, at the Students' Cultural House.
     Furthermore, the first Festival days will bring a series of concerts performed by Romanian bands - The Mono Jacks (Saturday, 28 May), Byron (Sunday, 29 May) și Coma (Sunday) –, as well as the concert of the Lithuanian neo-folk band Garbanotas Bosistas (free of charge admission).
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