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TRANSILVANIA 2020

21 features to be shown in Romanian Days at the Transilvania International Film Festival

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- The sidebar of the postponed edition of TIFF comes with its wi(l)dest selection ever

21 features to be shown in Romanian Days at the Transilvania International Film Festival
And They May Still Be Alive Today by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Usually, Romanian producers and directors would wait for an international festival to present their films to the world, but as the pandemic renders the physical editions of many public events extremely uncertain, this year, they have turned to Romania’s biggest film gathering, the Transilvania International Film Festival (31 July-9 August, Cluj-Napoca). The upshot of this is that the 2020 edition of the Romanian Days sidebar will present a record-breaking selection, with as many as 21 features (seven of them shown as world premieres) and 16 short films in the programme.

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The biggest highlight in the selection is without doubt Cristi Puiu’s Malmkrog [+see also:
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(Romania/Serbia/Switzerland/Sweden/Bosnia and Herzegovina/North Macedonia), being screened in Romania for the first time after its world premiere at the Berlinale. Radu Jude’s Uppercase Print [+see also:
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(Romania), also shown at the Berlinale, and Dan Chişu’s 5 Minutes Too Late [+see also:
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(Romania), shown at Warsaw, will also meet the Romanian audiences at TIFF.

Seven of the 21 features are world premieres. Among them are Tudor Cristian Jurgiu’s And They May Still Be Alive Today (Romania/Greece), Radu Săvescu’s Beginning (Romania), Andrei Zincă’s So, What's Freedom? (Romania/USA) and Tudor Platon's House of Dolls [+see also:
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(Romania).

Ten of the 21 titles are documentaries. Among the socially relevant docs at this edition are Radu Ciorniciuc’s Acasă - My Home [+see also:
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(Romania), Alexander Nanau’s Collective [+see also:
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(Romania/Luxembourg), Alexandru Brendea’s Teach [+see also:
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(Romania), Adrian Pîrvu and Helena Maksyom’s Everything Will Not Be Fine (Romania), and Wood (Romania/Austria/Germany), a co-production about illegal deforestation directed by Monica Lăzurean Gorgan, Michaela Kirst and Ebba Sinzinger. Anca Damian’s Marona’s Fantastic Tale [+see also:
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(Romania/France/Belgium) is the only domestic animated feature set to be shown at the 2020 edition of TIFF.

Ivana Mladenovic's Ivana the Terrible [+see also:
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(Romania/Serbia), Liviu Săndulescu's Cărturan [+see also:
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(Romania), Dorian Boguţă's Legacy [+see also:
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(Romania), Nicolae Mărgineanu's The Cardinal (Romania), Eva Pervolovici's doc The Delta of Bucharest (Romania/France), Pavel Cuzuioc's Please Hold the Line [+see also:
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(Austria), Dragoş Turea's The Soviet Garden [+see also:
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(Romania/Moldova) and Leontina Vatamanu's Siberia in the Bones (Moldova) will also be screened in the Romanian Days sidebar.

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