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53rd TIFF: Cristian Mungiu Press Conference

-OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 53rd TIFF: Cristian Mungiu Press Conference (11/7/2012) CRISTIAN MUNGIU PRESS CONFERENCE Romanian director Cristian Mungiu held a Press Conference on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 as part of the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Mr. Dimitri Eipides, director of the Festival, was present. The Balkan Survey section of this year’s edition is holding a comprehensive tribute to the director’s work; he is is one of the most important repre...

Russia and Romania at GO-EAST Film Festival 2012

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  GENERATION P (2011)  One of the film's to screen at this year's GOEAST Film Festival in Wiesbaden, Germany is Russian film GENERATION P (2011) by Russian/American director Victor Ginzburg. Based on the book by Russian writer Victor Pelevin, the film is directed by American/Russian director Victor Ginzburg. The film is about Babylen Tatarsky, a copywriter for a major advertising company in the late 90’s in Post-Soviet Russia. Babylen is put to the test by the advertising firm ...

The jury of Bucarest B-Est

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JAN HARLAN (Head of the Jury) Producer and Director „I joined Stanley Kubrick in 1969 for his Napoleon project, which was unfortunately abandoned, but I enjoyed working with Stanley and he liked me, so I added the study of film-production with a great teacher to my previous profession. My first film as an assistant was A Clockwork Orange. Four years later I became Kubri...

Interview with GABRIEL ACHIM, 52nd TIFF

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Director Gabriel Achim   When I met Romanian director Gabriel Achim, I asked him about his film and he said this: 'Well, if you like intellectual porn then you will like my film...' Well, what a pitch because I couldn’t wait to see it, and indeed ADALBERT'S DREAM (Visul Lui Adalbert, 2011) IS ‘Intellectual Porn’… Read below to get to first base. But to go all the way, you’ll have to see the film!   ME: why is it called ‘Adalb...

Interview with Romanian New Wave filmmaker GABRIEL ACHIM

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Director Gabriel Achim   When I met Romanian director Gabriel Achim, I asked him about his film and he said this: 'Well, if you like intellectual porn then you will like my film...' Well, what a pitch because I couldn’t wait to see it, and indeed ADALBERT'S DREAM (Visul Lui Adalbert, 2011) IS ‘Intellectual Porn’… Read below to get to first base. But to go all the way, you’ll have to see the film!   ME: why is it called ‘Adalb...

Romanian independent cinema at 2nd MIFF

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Romanian director Gabriel Achim’s ‘ VISUL LUI ADALBERT  - ADELBERT’S DREAM’ is one of the films in competition for the Crystal Apricot Award at the 2nd Malatya Film  Festival. The film was screened last night at Malatya Park Avsar Cinemas, joined by the director himself, associate producer of  Cristian Mungiu's 2007 Golden Palm winner ‘4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS’, Daniel Burlac, actor Gabriel Spahiu and actress Anca Androne.   In Q&A session, associate and delegat...

'Eighty Letters' at Cinedays, Skopje

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 EIGHTY LETTERS (2011) by Czech director Václav Kadrnka is a day in the life of European bureaucracy in 1987 Czechoslovakia. While the mother of a fourteen year-old boy runs around town from one office to another, signing this paper and that, the boy joins her and watches with intrigue this dizzying official system of communist Eastern Europe. In one scene, the boy must run to the post office to get a stamp that is missing on the papers, this being one of the highest action scenes in the f...

Review of 'EIGHTY LETTERS' at 52nd TIFF!

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         EIGHTY LETTERS (2011) by Czech director Václav Kadrnka is a day in the life of European bureaucracy in 1987 Czechoslovakia. While the mother of a fourteen year-old boy runs around town from one office to another, signing this paper and that, the boy joins her and watches with intrigue this dizzying official system of communist Eastern Europe. In one scene, the boy must run to the post office to get a stamp that is missing on the papers, this...

ADALBERT'S DREAM by Gabriel Achim

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ADALBERT'S DREAM by Romanian filmmaker Gabriel Achim  When I met Romanian director Gabriel Achim, we had just pruned together for hours in Iceland's famed Blue Lagoon thermal baths, so needless to say we were dehydrated, uber relaxed and giddy. I asked him why he was at RIFF and he explained, 'Well, I'm a Romanian director'. I told him I knew lots of great Romanian directors and then he, ever so humbly, assured me that he was the worst Romanian director that exists. I laughed and I think t...

ADALBERT'S DREAM by Romanian filmmaker Gabriel Achim

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 ADALBERT'S DREAM by Romanian filmmaker Gabriel Achim  When I met Romanian director Gabriel Achim, we had just pruned together for hours in Iceland's famed Blue Lagoon thermal baths, so needless to say we were dehydrated, uber relaxed and giddy. I asked him why he was at RIFF and he explained, 'Well, I'm a Romanian director'. I told him I knew lots of great Romanian directors and then he, ever so humbly, assured me that he was the worst Romanian director that exists. I laughed and I think ...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2011 awarded today by Michel Gondry and his Jury

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Cinéfondation Prizes 2011 awarded today by Michel Gondry and his Jury The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury (Julie Gayet, Jessica Hausner, Corneliu Porumboiu, João Pedro Rodrigues and President Michel Gondry) has awarded the Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre before the screening of the winning films. Sixteen student films coming from Asia, America and Europe composed this year’s program. They have been selected out of 1,600 entries. First Prize...

'Morgen' at CPHPIX 2011

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  MORGEN screens at this year's Copenhagen film festival... Let's hear it for Romanian cinema! This definitely seems to be a year full of films about the ever increasing global situation of international border crossing… from ‘For A Moment, Freedom’ (2009, Iran) to ‘Illegal’ (2010, Belgium) to ‘The Albanian’ (2010, Germany) and the internationally award-winning film 'Morgen’ (2010, Romania) by director Marian Crisan. While each film shows its unique and...

The members of Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by Michel GONDRY

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The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by Michel GONDRY will welcome Julie GAYET, Jessica HAUSNER, Corneliu PORUMBOIU and João Pedro RODRIGUES. They will have to choose First, Second and Third prize winners from the sixteen final-year films featuring in the 2011 Cinéfondation Selection. These three films will walk away with prize money of 15,000€, 11,250€ and 7,500€ respectively. The prizes will be awarded by the Jury on Friday 20th May during a ceremony in the Salle ...

East End Film Festival is turning 10 years old

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  EAST END FILM FESTIVAL TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY programme (Wednesday 27 April - Monday 2 May 2011) Since its first edition in 2001, East End Film Festival has grown to become one of the UK's largest film festivals. Last year's festival comprised over 200 screenings and events across 29 venues, reaching an audience of over 30,000 people - and this year East End Film Festival will celebrate itsTEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a programme that promises to be even bigger and better! Fro...

The full EEFF 2011 line up

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EEFF 2011 will open with the world premiere of The Libertines:There Are No Innocent Bystanders The EEFF is very proud to officially announce its full 2011 programme. Running from 27 April - 2 May, this year's tenth anniversary edition will open with the World Premiere of an all-access documentary about The Libertines, There Are No Innocent Bystanders. Other highlights include the UK Premiere of the new, digitally restored print of Taxi Driver introduced by Adrian Utley of Port...

Hello! How are you???

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  DONT MISS the Romanian hit everyone is talking about, Romania's first comedy film, 'Hello! How Are You?' (2010). This witty smart comedy held its North American premier at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival to packed theaters and all around positive praise. Some might recall the film, 'You've Got Mail' (1998) by Nora Ephron while watching this one but there is a much deeper underlying message in this film with a story so rich it strikes home on an emotional le...

Romanian focus at Göteborg International Film Festival

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The new wave of Romanian film sweeps across the world. In January, it will hit Sweden in full force when Göteborg International Film Festival, in co-operation with Romanian Cultural Institute, shows six of the past year's strongest films from Romania. This section also includes four Romanian classics, seminars, short films and a Mihail Livada retrospectiv. Aurora
 Viorel has a rifle in a bag and spends much of his time observing a family from a distance. Slowly, slowly, we understand his ...

16 features at Balkan Survey section of the Thessaloniki

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For the 17th consecutive year, the Balkan Survey section of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), programmed by Dimitri Kerkinos, showcases a selection of the most important Balkan films of the year. Its main objective is to invite attention to and launch platforms of communication between the filmmakers of the area and an international audience.Additional initiatives such as the script-development Balkan Fund and the Balkan Works in Progress provide opportunities to buyers and di...

Screenwriter Hawk Ostby will receive "Vermonter of the Year" Award!

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Academy Award-Nominated Screenwriter Hawk Ostby will receive our "Vermonter of the Year" Award!This Year's Festival Will Also Include Panel Discussions, The 3rd Annual Horror Fest, Special Film Showcases, Receptions, Q & As with Filmmakers, and More This year's festival will feature more special events than ever, including- Vermonter of the Year-An Evening with Academy Award®-nominated Screenwriter Hawk Ostby with screenings of Children of Men and Iron Man A Romanian Film Showcase-Romanian-Mad...

Romanian Revolution Continues At NYFF

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  The revolution in Romanian cinema that began several years ago with the astonishingly original films THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU (2005), 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST (2006) and 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (2007), continues to flex its muscle, with a strong showing at the New York Film Festival, which opened this past weekend. Three extraordinary films from Romania will be featured at the Festival, New York's most prestigious film event. AURORA, the latest effort from director Cristi Puiu...

Cannes Day 3: The Schedule!

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Official Selection THE HOUSEMAID by Im Sangsoo 11h45 22h30   Out of competition WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS by Oliver Stone 8h30 14h30 19h00   Un certain Regard AURORA by Cristi Puiu 11h00 Synopsis: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping in the next room. A wasteland on the outskirt...

Aurora by Cristi Puiu

Un certain regard: Aurora by Cristi Puiu

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Synopsis: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping in the next room. A wasteland on the outskirts of Bucharest: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what seems to be a family. The same city, the same man: driving through traffic with two hand-made firing pins for a hunting rifle. The man is 42 years old, his name - Viorel. Troubled by obscure thoughts, he drives acr...

Festival on Wheels shoots for Police, Adjective

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  The winners of the 15th Festival on Wheels have been announced. Among the 10 films competing from 10 countries, Corneliu Porumboiu's latest feature Politist, adj. (Police, Adjective) won both the Golden Bull and the SİYAD (Turkish Film Critics' Association) awards. İki Dil Bir Bavul (On the Way to School), co-directed by Orhan Eskiköy and Özgür Doğan, was named second best film.   The awards ceremony of the 15th Festival on Wheels, an event organized by the Ank...

Turkish FESTIVAL on WHEELS awards 2010 GOLDEN BULL Awards

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Festival on Wheels Prizes Festival on Wheels shoots for Police, Adjective The winners of the 15th Festival on Wheels have been announced. Among the 10 films competing from 10 countries, Corneliu Porumboiu’s latest feature Politist, adj. (Police, Adjective) won both the Golden Bull and the SİYAD (Turkish Film Critics’ Association) awards. İki Dil Bir Bavul (On the Way to School), co-directed by Orhan Eskiköy and Özgür Doğan, was named second best film. ...
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