FESTIVALS: Twelve Films Head to Transilvania IFF Competition

Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Two films by Romanian directors are among the 12 films selected for the main competition at the 17th Transilvania IFF, taking place 25 May – 3 June 2018.

Adina Pintilie’s feature debut Touch Me Not, a Romanian/German/Czech/Bulgarian/French coproduction which won two awards at the Berlinale, will compete alongside Andrei Cretulescu’s Romanian/French coproduction Charleston, which premiered at Locarno. The competition also includes two Polish coproductions.

Fanny Ardant will receive the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Trophy and present a retrospective of her films. The festival will also mark the centennial of Ingmar Bergman and will present lifetime achievement awards to Istvan Szabo and Marta Meszaros.

The list of competition films follows:

Touch Me Not / Nu mă atinge-mă (Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France)
Directed by Adina Pintilie
Produced by Manekino Film
Coproduced by RohFilm Productions, PINK, Agitprop Ltd, Les Films de l'Étranger
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, EURIMAGES, Torino Film Lab, MDM (Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung) Germany, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Czech Film Fund and Strasbourg Urban Community

Anchor and Hope (Spain, UK)
Directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet

Charleston (Romania, France)
Directed by Andrei Cretulescu
Produced by Icon Production
Coproduced by Les films du tambour in association with Kinosseur

The Guilty (Denmark)
Directed by Gustav Moller

The Heiresses (Paraguay, Germany, Brazil, Uruguay, Norway, France)
Directed by Marcelo Martinessi

The Home (Iran)
Directed by Asghar Yousefinejad

Life and Nothing More (Spain, USA)
Directed by Antonio Mendez Esparza

The Marriage (Kosovo, Albania)
Directed by Blerta Zeqiri

Pity (Greece, Poland)
Directed by Babis Makridis
Produced by Beben Films, Faliro House Productions, Madants

Scaffolding (Israel, Poland)
Directed by Matan Yair
Produced by Green Production, Film Produkcja, United King Films
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

Scythe Hitting Stone (Germany, Russia, Belarus)
Directed by Anja Kreis

Winter Brothers (Denmark, Iceland)
Directed by Hlynur Palmason