28 productions, some of them to be internationally premiered in Cluj, will be screened in the section Romanian Film Days, between, between 2 and 4 June, at Transilvania International Film Festival (27 May – 5 June).
Două lozuri/ Two Lottery Tickets
, directed by Paul Negoescu
, is an independently produced comedy by actors Dorian Boguță, Dragoș Bucur and Alexandru Papadopol, after the short story written by I.L. Caragiale. Young Cluj-based director Indolean is making his debut with Discordia
, an independent film, full of references for film connoisseurs, about three days of the life of a couple affected by routine. A first viewing with audience will be enjoyed by Ultima zi/ The Last Day,
the second full-length feature of Gabriel Achim
, a black comedy about faith and defiance, and faithfulness vs. unfaithfulness, starring Doru Ana
and Mimi Brănescu
The documentary În căutarea tatălui pierdut/ In Search of a Lost Father
, directed by Ionuţ Teianu
, follows the struggle of John Moore to be recognised as the son of Constantin Brâncuși, this fight putting the great artist's legacy into a new perspective. Another Romanian premiere is Afacerea Est/ Eastern Affair,
the second full-length feature by director Igor Cobileanski
, a black comedy filled with humour and absurd situations about two men who, confronted with poverty and lack of perspectives, become business partners. Director Sorin Luca will present a novel documentary about the founder of electronic music in Romania, Rodion-Ladislau Roșca, entitled Imagini din vis/ Dream Images
TIFF will also present, shortly after its world premiere at Un Certain Regard in Cannes, the debut of director Bogdan Mirică
, Câini/ Dogs
, included also in TIFF's official competition.
From Cannes as well, where it competes for the Palme d’Or Trophy, is to arrive at TIFF Sieranevada
(directed by Cristi Puiu
), in a gala screening with the filming crew attending. The viewers from Cluj will be given the opportunity to see the latest full-length feature by director Marian Crișan
, Orizont/ Horizon
, and also Ilegitim/ Illegitimate
(directed by Adrian Sitaru
), distinguished with the C.I.C.A.E Award at Berlinale 2016.
The animated docudrama Muntele magic/ Magic Mountain
, directed by Anca Damian
, Is presenting the journey made by Adam Jacek Winker through almost half a century of history. The competition will also include Cinema, mon amour
(directed by Alexandru Belc
), a film that brings together stories on Romanian condemned state-owned movie houses, through title roleist Victor Purice.
The 16 shorts included in the Romanian Film Days competition are absolute premieres or greatly acclaimed features over the last year, made by directors such as: Gabi Șarga, Cătălin Rotaru, Roxana Stroe, Andrei Gruzsniczki
, Ruxandra Ghițescu
, Tudor Botezatu, Radu Potcoavă
, Constantin Popescu
, Ana-Maria Comănescu
, Andrei Crețulescu
, Norbert Fodor, Mihai Radu Dan, Goran Mihailov, Matei Lucaci-Grunberg, Raluca Ungureanu, Cecilia Ștefănescu, Pavel Cuzuioc and Visky Abel. Nationally premiered will also be 4:15 p.m. sfârşitul lumii/ 4:15 p.m. The End of the World
, by Cătălin Rotaru and Gabi Virginia Șarga, selected in the shorts' competition at Cannes. TIFF will also host the directing debut of writer Cecilia Ștefănescu, with her short Ferdinand 13
. O noapte în Tokoriki/ A Night in Tokoriki
, by Roxana Stroe
, got the Special Prize of the Generation 14plus section at the Berlin Festival.
The Jury of the Romanian Film Days is made up of Richard Peña, Urszula Śniegowska and Guillermo Goldschmidt.