CLUJ-NAPOCA: Two films by Romanian directors are among the 12 films selected for the main competition at the 17th Transilvania IFF, taking place 25 May – 3 June 2018.
Adina Pintilie’s feature debut Touch Me Not, a Romanian/German/Czech/Bulgarian/French coproduction which won two awards at the Berlinale, will compete alongside Andrei Cretulescu’s Romanian/French coproduction Charleston, which premiered at Locarno. The competition also includes two Polish coproductions.
Fanny Ardant will receive the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Trophy and present a retrospective of her films. The festival will also mark the centennial of Ingmar Bergman and will present lifetime achievement awards to Istvan Szabo and Marta Meszaros.
The list of competition films follows:
Touch Me Not / Nu mă atinge-mă (Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France)Directed by Adina PintilieProduced by Manekino FilmCoproduced by RohFilm Productions, PINK, Agitprop Ltd, Les Films de l'ÉtrangerSupported by the Romanian Film Centre, EURIMAGES, Torino Film Lab, MDM (Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung) Germany, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Czech Film Fund and Strasbourg Urban Community
Anchor and Hope (Spain, UK)Directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet
Charleston (Romania, France)Directed by Andrei CretulescuProduced by Icon ProductionCoproduced by Les films du tambour in association with Kinosseur
The Guilty (Denmark)Directed by Gustav Moller
The Heiresses (Paraguay, Germany, Brazil, Uruguay, Norway, France)Directed by Marcelo Martinessi
The Home (Iran)Directed by Asghar Yousefinejad
Life and Nothing More (Spain, USA)Directed by Antonio Mendez Esparza
The Marriage (Kosovo, Albania)Directed by Blerta Zeqiri
Pity (Greece, Poland)Directed by Babis MakridisProduced by Beben Films, Faliro House Productions, Madants
Scaffolding (Israel, Poland)Directed by Matan YairProduced by Green Production, Film Produkcja, United King FilmsSupported by the Polish Film Institute
Scythe Hitting Stone (Germany, Russia, Belarus)Directed by Anja Kreis
Winter Brothers (Denmark, Iceland)Directed by Hlynur Palmason