CLUJ-NAPOCA: Eight feature debut films are among the twelve films selected for the official competition of the 16th Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF). The festival, which takes place 2 - 11 June 2017, will welcome Alain Delon and Sir Derek Jacobi as its special guests.
“Like every year, I go for singular, young and courageous voices, who do not play it safe and bet the whole farm on one card,” says Mihai Chirilov, the Artistic Director of the festival.
The festival is also organising competitions in the Romanian Days section and the Shadow (horror short films) section.
Alain Delon will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Sir Derek Jacobi, who stars in the first English film by the Romanian-born France-based director Radu Mihaileanu The History of Love, will also attend. The film is a French/Romanian coproduction through Libra Film and was shot in Montréal, New York and Romania.
The FIPRESCI Award will go this year to one of the ten films from the new section Alt.Rom.Com, a selection of independent romantic comedies.
The festival will open with the comedy King of the Belgians by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, which will screen in Cluj’s Unirii Square.
The Transilvania International Film Festival is organised by the Association for Romanian Film Promotion and the Association for the Transilvania International Film Festival.
My Happy Family (Germany, Georgia, France) Directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß Produced by Augenschein Filmproduktion Coproduced by Polare Film, Arizona Productions Supported by the Georgian National Film Center
Playground / Plac Zabaw (Poland) Directed by Bartosz M. Kowalski Produced by Film It Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Glory / Slava (Bulgaria, Greece) Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov Produced by Abraxas Coproduced by Graal Film, Screening Emotions, Aporia Filmworks, Red Carpet Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Greek Film Centre
God’s Own County (UK)Directed by Francis Lee
Land of the Little People (Israel)Directed by Yaniv Berman
Zeus (Mexico)Directed by Miguel Calderón
Heartstone (Iceland)Directed by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
Las Toninas Van Al Este (Uruguay)Directed by Gonzalo Delgado and Verónica Perrota
Chrysantemums Time (Russia)Directed by Dmytro Moiseiev
Hounds of Love (Australia)Directed by Ben Young
Simulation (Iran)Directed by Abed Abest
El Rey Borni (Spain)Directed by Marc Crehuet