SIERANEVADA/SIERANEVADA by Cristi Puiu
drama, 2016, 173 min, trailer
Romania | France | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Croatia | Republic of Macedonia,
with Mimi Branescu, Judith State, Bogdan Dumitrache, Dana Dogaru, Ana Ciontea, Andi Vasluianu, Sorin Medeleni, Tatiana Yekel, Marian Ralea, Ioana Craciunescu, writer Cristi Puiu, cinematographer Barbu Balasoiu
A patriarch’s wake turns into a full-on familial tempest, in the brilliant new film from uncompromising Romanian auteur Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu).
SCARRED HEARTS/INIMI CICATRIZATE by Radu Jude
biography, drama, 2016, 141 min, trailer
with Serban Pavlu, Ivana Mladenovic, Dana Marineci, Alexandru Dabija, writers M. Blecher (novel) (as Max Blecher), Radu Jude (screenplay), cinematographer Marius Panduru
Emanuel spends his days at a sanatorium. Falling in love with another patient, he narrates his and his fellow patients’ attempts to live life to the fullest as their bodies slowly fade away, but their minds refuse to give up.
LEMONADE/LUNA DE MIERE by Ioana Uricaru
drama, 2018, 88 min, trailer
Romania | Canada | Germany | Sweden
with Mãlina Manovici, Dylan Smith, Steve Bacic, writers Tatiana Ionascu, Ioana Uricaru, cinematographer Friede Clausz
Mara, a young Romanian woman, has just moved to the US with Dragos, her 9-year-old son, marrying Daniel, an American she has met only a few months ago. The film follows her through a series of revealing encounters during one day, from her problems of babysitting, her unplanned and uncomfortable meeting with a U.S. immigration official, to dealing with the police about her son she had to leave in a motel room and the bank issue for a loan with her husband.
WARD SIX/PAVILJON VI by Lucian Pintilie
drama, 1978, 97 min
with: Slobodan Perovic, Zoran Radmilovic, Slavko Simic, writers: Anton Chekhov (short story “Palata No. 6”), Lucian Pintilie, cinematographer: Milorad Jaksic-Fandjo
A doctor from provincial town in Tsardom of Russia meets his former student in Ward 6, where the story takes place. Impressed by his rebellious spirit and clever remarks, he tends to spend more time with him while also indulging in meditation, only to be ridiculed by his fellow colleagues. Based on a Chekhov’s work of the same title.
THE CHRISTMAS GIFT/CADOUL DE CRACIUN by Bogdan Muresanu
drama, history, short, 2018, 23 min, trailer
Romania | Spain
with Adrian Vancica, Luca Toma, Mircea Andreescu, Ioana Flora, Gabriela Hamzescu , writer Bogdan Muresanu, cinematographer Tudor Platon.
A son’s letter to Santa for Christmas turns his father’s evening into a thriller he did not ask for.
Grand Prix at 2019 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival , Jury Award and Best of the Festival Award at Palm Springs International ShortFest, 2019, Best Fiction and Audience Award at Tampere International Short Film Festival, 2019. THE CHRISTMAS GIFT qualifies to enter the shorts categories for the Oscars.
HALF SHAVED/RAS, TUNS SI FREZAT by Bogdan Muresanu
drama, history, short, 2013, 12 min, trailer
with Victor Rebengiuc, Alexandru Georgescu, Michel Horatiu Bob, writer Bogdan Muresanu, cinematographer Barbu Balasoiu.
After the Romanian Revolution, an old barber meets his former torturer when he comes in for a shave. When the client refuses to acknowledge that he has been recognized, the barber holds a razor to his neck.
SANDALS/OPINCI by Anton Groves (co-director), Damian Groves (co-director)
animation, short, 2019, 18 min, trailer
with Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez, Marcel Iures, Julia Marcan , writers Anton Groves, Damian Groves, Bogdan Muresanu.
An animated drama about a single father who attempts to explain to his young daughter things about death, courage and the absence of her mother. Inspired by the true story of Romanian geography teacher Dumitru Dan (1890-1978), the first person who walked around the world. In 1908 four Romanian students in Paris learned of an offer by the Touring Club of France to pay 100,000 Francs to whoever could circle the globe, so after two years of preparation they set out together from Bucharest, although only Dumitru Dan survived their journey.
Best Short Film, Transilvania International Film Festival, 2019.
LAMBS’ SNOW /ZAPADA MIEILOR by Calin Peter Netzer
with George Alexandru, cinematographer: Mihail Sarbusca
The Lambs’ Snow is the final directed short student film project of Calin Peter Netzer, the acclaimed Romanian film director who won the Golden Bear at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival for his powerful drama “The Child’s Pose”.
Winner of Best Fiction Award at Tampere International Short Film Festival 1999.
A NIGHT IN TOKORIKI /O NOAPTE IN TOKORIKI by Roxana Stroe
writers Ana Maria Gheorghe and Roxana StroeIn an improvised night club called “Tokoriki” the whole village celebrates Gianina’s 18th birthday. Her boyfriend and Alin will give her a most surprising gift, one that nobody will ever forget.Winner of the Special Prize of the Generation 14 plus International Jury, Berlin International Film Festival, 2016.