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TOFIFEST 2013

Marian Crisan and new Romanian cinema at Tofifest

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- An eclectic panorama reflecting the dynamism of Romanian production for the event taking place in the Polish town of Toruń

Marian Crisan and new Romanian cinema at Tofifest
Marian Crisan

 The current dynamism of Romanian production, notably illustrated by a record number of national films scheduled for release this autumn in the country (read the news) is also reflected this week at the Polish Tofifest festival taking place in Toruń (October 21-27). Amongst the highlights of the programme feature a zoom into new Romanian cinema and Marian Crisan (winner of the Palme d'Or in Cannes for Best Short in 2008) stands out amongst the event’s guests, during an encounter with the public.

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The section "New Romanian Cinema" includes 14 titles. Amongst the recent productions feature Child’s Pose [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Calin Peter Netzer
film profile
]
 by Calin Peter Netzer (Golden Bear and FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlinale) and the short In the Fishbowl by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu (who just unveiled his first feature The Japanese Dog [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 in San Sebastian), a film on the difficult relationship of a young couple that won the 3rd prize of the Cinefondation competition this year at the Cannes Film Festival. Also showcased, two films by Iulia RuginaStuck on Christmas (38mn - 2010) and the independent comedy Love Building [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Iulia Rugina
film profile
]
, a huge success in the Romanian box-office whose sequel (Love Building 2) is already in development (news).

Marian Crisan is present in Toruń to present Rocker, the story of a man in his fifties, faced with a complicated personal situation and who is looking for some sort of new start through rock music.

The Tofifest’s public will discover two titles by Tudor GiurgiuSnails and men [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tudor Giurgiu
film profile
]
 (2012) and Superman, Spiderman and Batman (2011). Radu Jude will also feature twice with Everybody in Our Family [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Radu Jude
film profile
]
 (2012) and Lampa cu caciula (2006). It is finally worth noting that Best Intentions [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Adrian Sitaru (2011), A Month in Thailand [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Paul Negoescu
film profile
]
by Paul Negoescu (2012) and a few older films such as short movies A Trip to the City by Corneliu Porumboiu (2003), Traffic by Catalin Mitulescu (2004) and The Hand of Paulista by Cristian Mungiu (1998) will also be screened.

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(Translated from French)

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