3 posts categorized "Romanian Cinema"

July 01, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — ÎNTREGALDE —Radu Muntean

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyÎNTREGALDE

FNE at Cannes 2021: Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected for Cannes  Directors' Fortnight - FilmNewEurope.com

"Maria, Dan, and Ilinca take part in their regular end-of-the-year humanitarian trip, driving an SUV along the mountain dirt roads of the Romanian village of Întregalde. They help a lonely old man reach a sawmill where he supposedly works. But when their car gets stuck in a ditch in the woods, the sawmill proves to be abandoned, and they’re forced to spend the night with the senile old man, their ideas about empathy and helpfulness start to be challenged."

Radu Muntean • Director - Cineuropa

"Radu Muntean was born in Bucharest, Romania. He graduated from the Film Directing section of the Romanian Theatre and Film Academy in 1994."

"Radu Muntean has directed and written seven feature films and one documentary. His films premiered in Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Locarno IFF and Un Certain Regard. His films were distributed in several countries, being well received both by the audience and by publications such as Variety, Hollywood Reporter and Le Monde."

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June 29, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: UN CERTAIN REGARD — LA CIVIL —Teodora Ana Mihai

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LA CIVIL

Screen Shot 2021-07-06 at 12.03.09 PMLA CIVIL a Belgian film by Teodora Ana Mihai will premiere in the Official  Selection / Un Certain Regard of the Cannes Film Festival

"La Civil tells the story of Cielo, a mother in search of her daughter, abducted by a criminal cartel in Northern Mexico. As the authorities fail to offer support in the search, Cielo takes matters into her own hands and turns from housewife into avenging activist. The story was inspired by true events."

"Despite making progress in her own investigation and – in the process – helping other victims, Cielo is unable to reunite with her daughter; her relentless search however, puts her in the crosshairs of cartel members and dubious officials alike."

UDI Sells 'La Civil,' With Dardennes, Cristian Mungiu on Board - Variety

Teodora Ana Mihai geselecteerd voor Cinéfondation-programma met La Civil |  Vlaams Audiovisueel FondsTeodora Ana Mihai

Un Certain Regard Jury 2021

Andrea Arnold (The UK), Daniel Burman (Argentina), Elsa Zlyberstein (France), Michael Covino (U.S), Mounia Meddour (Algeria) — Un Certain Regard Jury 2021 © AFFIF

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April 24, 2019

FOCUS ON CANNES 2019: THE WHISTLERS —CORNELIEU PORUMBOIU

THE WHISTLERS

"Not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarked by the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of treachery and deception. A secret whistling language spoken on the Spanish island of La Gomera might just be what they need to pull it off."

CORNELIU PORUMBOIU

Romanian auteur Cornelieu Porumboiu has become a regular fixture at Cannes, as well as a critical darling. Porumboiu's 2015 film "The Treasure" won the Prix Un Certain Talent prize screening un the festival's Un Certain Regard section. His 2006 debut feature "12:08 East of Bucharest" won the festival's Caméra d'Or prize. Cornelieu Porumboiu is a deft satirist with a dry sense of humor that bristles with trenchant social commentary. Screening in Competition, "The Whistlers" is an absolute must-see at this year's festival.

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