25-06-2021

FNE at TIFF 2021: Unprecedented Number of Domestic Films at Romania’s Transilvania IFF

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    Wild Romania by Dan Dinu, Cosmin Dumitrache Wild Romania by Dan Dinu, Cosmin Dumitrache

    CLUJ-NAPOCA: Twelve feature films, eight long documentaries and 13 short films will screen in the Romanian Days selection of the 20th Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF). Romania is the star of the anniversary edition with 45 titles in various sections of the festival that will screen more than 170 films from 23 July to 1 August 2021.

    Three Romanian films selected for Cannes 2021 will have their national premieres at TIFF: Radu Munteanu’s feature film Întregalde and the short films When Night Meets Dawn by Andreea Borțun and Intercom 15 / Interfon 15 by Andrei Epure.

    The Romanian Days Competition includes 12 titles directed by young filmmakers. Two of them, Poppy Field / Câmp de maci by Eugen Jebeleanu, a queer drama about a conflicted member of the police force, and Unidentified / Neidentificat, a thriller about un unsolved crime and an obsessed cop by Bogdan George Apetri, are also in the international competition for the Transilvania Trophy (the lineup will be announced next week).

    The Romanian film selection of TIFF features no less than 13 world premieres. The usual Closed Screenings for film industry professionals will offer the opportunity to discover Romanian films that are currently in postproduction and will be launched in 2022.

    Romanian Days Selection:

    Feature Films:

    #dogpoopgirl (Romania)
    Directed by Andrei Hutuleac
    Produced by DaKino Productions and Diud Films
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

    Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn / Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc (Romania, Luxembourg, Croatia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Radu Jude
    Produced by microFILM
    Coproduced by Paul Thiltges Distributions, endorfilm and  Kinorama 
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), Cinéworld - Film Fund Luxembourg, the Czech Film Fund and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC)

    Berliner (Romania)
    Directed by Marian Crișan
    Produced by Rova Film
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), the Salonta City Hall, local investors

    Poppy Field / Câmp de maci (Romania)
    Directed by Eugen Jebeleanu
    Produced by ICON production and Cutare Film
    Supported by the Romanian Film CentrePublicis Groupe Media BucharestMedia Investment Communication, Cinema City and the MEDIA Programme – Creative Europe

    No Rest for the Old Lady / După 40 de zile (Romania)
    Directed by Andrei Gruzsniczki
    Produced by AVVA MMIX STUDIO
    Coproduced by Hai-Hui Entertainment
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Opel Southeast Europe / Mediacom Romania, Macromex / Publicis Groupe Media, B.V. McCann EricksonPropaganda Creative Services. The film is made in partnership with Chainsaw Europe Studio

    Întregalde (Romania)
    Directed by Radu Muntean
    Produced by Multimedia Est
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC)

    Mia Misses Her Revenge / Mia își ratează răzbunarea (Romania)
    Directed by Bogdan Theodor Olteanu
    Produced by Tangaj Production

    Unidentified / Neidentificat (Romania, Czech Republic, Latvia)
    Directed by Bogdan George Apetri
    Produced by Fantascope Films
    Coproduced by Cineart TV Prague, Tasse Film
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Eurimages, the Czech Film Fund, the National Film Centre of Latvia, The East Company, the Romanian National Television (TVR), Correct Media, Earlybird

    Otto the Barbarian / Otto barbarul (Romania, Belgium)
    Directed by Ruxandra Ghițescu
    Produced by Alien Films Entertainment 
    Coproduced by Polar Bear
    Supported by the Romanian Film CentreEurimagesMEDIA- Creative Europe

    Scara (Romania)
    Directed by Vlad Păunescu
    Produced by Castel Film Studios
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

    The Father Who Moves Mountains / Tata mută munții (Romania, Sweden)
    Directed by Daniel Sandu
    Produced by Mobra Films
    Coproduced by Filmgate Films and Film i Vast
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

    Toni & Friends / Toni și prietenii săi (Romania)
    Directed by Ion Indolean
    Produced by Numa Film

    Long Documentaries:

    Kids Rock / Blană Bombă (Romania)
    Directed by Claudiu Mitcu

    The Wind Seeker / Căutătorul de vânt (Romania)
    Directed by Mihai Sofronea

    The Border of Death / Granița morții (Romania)
    Directed by Cătălin Apostol

    Holy Father (Romania)
    Directed by Andrei Dăscălescu

    The Things We Hide in Silence / În mijlocul meu, vocea (Romania)
    Directed by Andra Hera

    Us Against Us / Noi împotriva noastră (Romania)
    Directed by AndraTarara

    The Man and His Shadow / Omul cu umbra (Romania)
    Directed by Dragoș Hanciu

    Occasional Spies / Spioni de ocazie (Romania)
    Directed by Oana Giurgiu

    Short Films:

    31 hours / 31 de ore (Romania)
    Directed by Claudiu Mitcu

    Like Mother Used to Sing / Carmen de bezea (Romania)
    Directed by Denisse Conn Tubacu

    Cradle / Cântec de leagăn (Romania)
    Directed by Paul Mureșan

    Still / Doi fără (Romania)
    Directed by Miruna Minculescu

    I am Dorin / Eu sunt Dorin (Romania)
    Directed by Valeriu Andriuță

    Intercom 15 / Interfon 15 (Romania)
    Directed by Andrei Epure

    Together / Împreună (Romania)
    Directed by Alma Buhagiar

    In the Name of the Father / În numele Tatălui (Romania)
    Directed by Vladimir Dembinski

    The Mouse B / Șoarecele B (Romania)
    Directed by Ioachim Stroe

    No Singing After 8 / Trecut de ora 8 (Romania)
    Directed by Alex Pintică

    When Night Meets Dawn (Romania)
    Directed by Andreea Borțun

    Click HERE for the press release.