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TRANSILVANIA 2018

Transilvania IFF announces its 12 titles in competition

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- Nine movies are first features, and 11 are European productions or co-productions

Transilvania IFF announces its 12 titles in competition
Charleston by Andrei Creţulescu

Twelve first or second features will be competing for the Transilvania Trophy at the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (25 May-3 June, Cluj-Napoca). After a previous edition with no Romanian features in competition at all, this year there are two: Golden Bear winner Touch Me Not [+see also:
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interview: Adina Pintilie
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 by Adina Pintilie and Charleston [+see also:
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interview: Andrei Creţulescu
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 by Andrei Creţulescu

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According to artistic director Mihai Chirilov, this year’s selection lies at the crossroads between “formal bets, ambitious and deeply humane stories, the political turmoil we see everywhere today, and personal and intimate dramas”. In a press release, he also mentions “original approaches, radical propositions, conflicts on the edge, black humour and pure emotion” as the common denominators of this year's competition choices. The jury, consisting of French director Stéphane Foenkinos, Icelandic filmmaker Dagur Kari and British screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz, among others, will announce the winners during a gala on 2 June.

The 12 films competing for this edition’s awards are Anchor and Hope [+see also:
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interview: Carlos Marques-Marcet
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 by Carlos Marques-Marcet (Spain/UK), The Home by Asghar Yousefinejad (Iran), The Marriage [+see also:
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interview: Blerta Zeqiri
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by Blerta Zeqiri (Kosovo/Albania), Winter Brothers [+see also:
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interview: Hlynur Pálmason
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by Hlynur Pálmason (Denmark/Iceland), The Heiresses [+see also:
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trailer
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by Marcelo Martinessi (Paraguay/Germany/Brazil/Uruguay/Norway/France), Life and Nothing More [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Antonio Méndez Esparza
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]
 by Antonio Méndez Esparza (Spain/USA), Charleston by Andrei Creţulescu (Romania/France), Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie (Romania/Germany/Czech Republic/Bulgaria/France), Scaffolding [+see also:
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interview: Matan Yair
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by Matan Yair (Israel/Poland), Scythe Hitting Stone by Anja Kreis (Germany/Russia/Belarus), The Guilty [+see also:
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interview: Gustav Möller
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]
 by Gustav Möller (Denmark) and Pity [+see also:
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interview: Babis Makridis
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]
by Babis Makridis (Greece/Poland).

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