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E pericoloso sporgersi

„Nae Caranfil showed up like a tornado in 1992, like a promise of a new wave which was never to come together years later” (Mihai Chirilov, Re:Public, may 2005).

First screened in Cannes, in Quinzaine de realisateurs, E pericoloso sporgersi is the debut film of an audience darling. His films have become cult in terms of memorable lines. „The hand reaching out without a story doesn’t get anything for free” is just an example.

E pericoloso sporgersi

Director: Nae Caranfil
Imagine: Cristian Comeagă
Cast: Marius Stănescu, Natalie Bonifay, George Alexandru
Year: 1993
Category: feature film

 


Război pe calea undelor

Ce a însemnat Europa Liberă în România, țara în care a avut cel mai mare impact din Europa de Est? Cum se raportau ascultătorii la postul de radio pe care îl ascultau zilnic? Cum încercau membrii Securității ”să reducă totul la tăcere”? Reprezentanții Europei Libere (Emil Hurezeanu, Monica Lovinescu, Ne­culai Constantin Munteanu, Şerban Ores­cu, Nestor Ratesh), cei ai Securității (printre care Ilie Merce, în acea perioadă comandant al grupei “Eterul” din Securitate, Cornel Burtică, secretar al PCR) și ascultătorii postului de radio sunt protagoniștii din documentarul ”Război pe calea undelor”

Război pe calea undelor

Director: Alexandru Solomon
Image: Andrei Butică
Year: 2007
Category: documentary

 


It Can Pass Through the Wall

It Can Pass Through the Wall is part of the omnibus film 4 shorts: Black Heart Histories, shown in Romanian cinemas in 2014.

”It was difficult to find a more eclectic collection of short films than this quad of aces that bets everything on one card: death”, Mihai Chirilov, TIFF Artistic Director.

It Can Pass Through the Wall

Director: Radu Jude
Cast: Sofia Nicolaescu, Ion Arcudeanu, Gabriel Spahiu, Marcel Horobeț, Alecu Jude
Year: 2014
Category: short film

 


Dying from a Wound of Love

Dying from a Wound of Love is part of the omnibus film 4 shorts: Black Heart Histories, shown in Romanian cinemas in 2014.

”It was difficult to find a more eclectic collection of short films than this quad of aces that bets everything on one card: death”, Mihai Chirilov, TIFF Artistic Director.

Dying from a Wound of Love

Director: Iulia Rugină
Cast: Adina Ștețcu, Paul Radu, Ana-Maria Bostan, Dragoș Sora, Andreea Scrădeanu, Eugen Matei Lumezianu, Georgiana Stanciu, Octavian Barbu, Ruxandra Șerban, Angela Similea
Year: 2014
Category: short film


Start Anew World

Start Anew World is part of the omnibus film 4 shorts: Black Heart Histories, shown in Romanian cinemas in 2014.

”It was difficult to find a more eclectic collection of short films than this quad of aces that bets everything on one card: death”, Mihai Chirilov, TIFF Artistic Director.

Start Anew World

Director: Luiza Pârvu
Cast: Florin Penișoară, Olimpia Melinte, Ioan Ardelean
Year: 2014
Category: short film

 


Kowalski

Kowalski is part of the omnibus film 4 shorts: Black Heart Histories, shown in Romanian cinemas in 2014.

”It was difficult to find a more eclectic collection of short films than this quad of aces that bets everything on one card: death”, Mihai Chirilov, TIFF Artistic Director.

Kowalski

Director: Andrei Crețulescu
Cast: Andi Vasluianu, Dorian Boguță, Șerban Pavlu
Year: 2014
Category: short film

 


Back Home

Alexandru Papadopol, Ioana Flora, Andi Vasluianu, Florin Zamfirescu, Natașa Raab, Sorin Cociș and Mirela Oprișor are the actors in Back Home, a film that had its international premiere at Sarajevo in 2015. The film’s screenplay is based on a dramatic play written by the actor (and playwright) Mimi Brănescu, an emblematic figure of the New Romanian Wave. The play was released at Act Theater in Bucharest, owned by the famous Romanian actor Marcel Iureș, who also played the father’s part.

Back Home

Regia: Andrei Cohn
Distribuție: Alexandru Papadopol, Ioana Flora, Andi Vasluianu, Florin Zamfirescu, Natașa Raab, Sorin Cociș and Mirela Oprișor
An: 2015
Gen: feature film


YouTube Bazaar

”The Spartan chicken – fly chicken, fly”, ”A new edition – how to fight”, ”The manual washing machine”, ”Pirates of the Caribbean”, ”Today I will explain you if extraterrestrials exist or not”, are only a part of the videos made by Bahoi, that fascinated millions of users on YouTube. The Documentary speaks about the internet and the YouTube phenomena which determined the communication democratization, analyzed by psychologists, sociologists and advertising people.

Youtube Bazaar

Director: Dan Chișu
Scriptwriter: Dan Chișu
Year: 2015
Category: documentary

 


The Snails’ Senator

Screened in Cannes in 1995, with Dorel Vișan, Cecilia Bârbora, Clara Vodă and Florin Zamfirescu playing the main parts, Snails for the Senator is “a fierce analysis of our moral and spiritual decay in these years” (Mircea Dumitrescu). With a strong sense of Mircea Daneliuc’s personal style, Snails for the Senator shows “Daneliuc’s sense of humor, bent on escalating everyday occurrences into hallucinatory ironies, which is blacker than black” (Edna Făinaru).

The Snails’ Senator

Director: Mircea Daneliuc
Year: 1995
Category: feature film
Duration: 108 minutes
Cast: Dorel Vișan, Cecilia Bârbora, Clara Vodă, Florin Zamfirescu


Everybody in Our Family

“A masterwork of black comedy and suspense […] it typifies the best qualities of contemporary Romanian cinema” (Indiewire).

Radu Jude’s Everybody in Our Family premiered at Berlin International Film Festival (Forum section) and it won the Best Film Award (Heart of Sarajevo) at Sarajevo International Film Festival and Șerban Pavlu, Sofia Nicolaescu, Mihaela Sîrbu and Gabriel Spahiu are playing the leading roles, with the extraordinary participation of the well-known Romanian actors Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez, Stela Popescu and Alexandru Arșinel.

Everybody in Our Family

Director: Radu Jude
Year: 2012
Category: lungmetraj
Duration: 107 minute
Cast: Șerban Pavlu, Sofia Nicolaescu, Mihaela Sîrbu, Gabriel Spahiu, Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez, Stela Popescu and Alexandru Arșinel.


Silent Wedding

Join the collourful world of the 50s Romanian village, meet characters reminding of Fellini’s and Kusturica’s films, live in the circus world, together with pygmy clowns, discover the village’s eccentric people, in a film nominated for eight Gopo awards in 2009, including for Best Script (Adrian Lustig, Horațiu Mălăele), Best Actor (Alexandru Potocean), Best Actress (Meda Victor) and Best Cinematography (Vivi Drăgan Vasile).

Silent Wedding

Director: Horațiu Mălăele
Year: 2008
Category: feature film
Duration: 87 minutes
Cast: Meda Victor, Alexandru Potocean, Valentin Teodosiu, Alexandru Bindea, Tudorel Filimon, Nicolae Urs, Luminița Gheorghiu, Dan Condurache, Doru Ana, Șerban Pavlu, George Mihăiță, Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez, Victor Rebengiuc


Howling for God

During the ‘90s he attended the Sufi Dervish brotherhood in Skopje. He learnt the local languages and became close to the groups practicing extremely violent Islamic yoga rituals. Dan Alexe is the author of the documentary film Howling for God, winner of the Prize of the International Film Critics at IDFA in Amsterdam (1998) and of the Prize of the French Ministry of Culture at the Festival of Ethnographic Film in Paris (1999).

Howling for God - Dan Alexe

Director: Dan Alexe
Year: 1997
Category: documentary
Duration: 63 minutes
Subtitles: romanian


Cabal in Kabul

Dan Alexe’s film captures in an unconventional manner, life in Afghanistan after the Talibans. A freelancer journalist, the author lived in Kabul for a long period of time, and learned the Persian language. Among many other stories he heard in all these years, one of them was about the last two jews living in Kabul.

Glissando

Director: Dan Alexe
Year: 2007
Category: documentary
Duration: 87 minutes

 


Glissando

A new absolute international online premiere!
“Mircea Daneliuc’s film is one of the most powerful projections of the individual, trapped in the whirl of history. He is a memorable character of European cinema” (Titus Vîjeu). Selected at the 1985 Mostra di Venezia, having received positive reviews in the Italian press of those times (”L’Arena”, ”Carlino”, ”Corriere della sera”, ”Nazione”, ”Paese sera” and ”Il Tempo”), Glissando was considered to be „a real masterpiece of ambiguity, which can support several layers of interpretation”. („Carlino”).

Glissando

Director: Mircea Daneliuc
Cast: Ștefan Iordache, Tora Vasilescu
Year: 1984
Category: feature film
Duration: 159 minutes


A dog’s Life

A documentary about the Bucharest of street dogs. A film by Alexandru Solomon.

Viata de caine

Director: Alexandru Solomon
Year: 1998
Category: documentary
Duration: 23 minutes


One step to eternity

A documentary inspired by the paintings of Cecilia Cutescu Storck and the sculptures of Fritz Storck. A film by Alexandru Maftei.

One step to eternity

Director: Alexandru Maftei
Year: 2016
Category: documentary
Duration: 15 minutes


The Cement mixer

Mimi Brănescu, Iulia Lumânare, Teo Corban și Adrian Titieni are playing in a short film presented, among others, at Clermont Ferrand, Sao Paulo, Vilnius and TIFF.

The Cement mixer

Director: Liviu Săndulescu
Cast: Mimi Brănescu, Iulia Lumânare, Teo Corban and Adrian Titieni
Year: 2013
Category: shortmovie
Duration: 16 minutes


Interference

Using the found footage style, this is a no budget independent film with a powerful impact, a horror with comic accents.

Interference

Director: Bogdan Drumea
Cast: Ilona Brezoianu, Lorena Luchian, George Lepădatu
Year: 2013
Category: shortmovie
Duration: 13 minutes


Courage

Discover a woman’s moral dilemma when she faces two lawbreakers. Is this about courage or on the contrary?

Courage

Director: Radu Matei Bărbulescu
Cast: Paula Niculiță, Mihai Alexandru, Mădălin Mandin, Andrei Coman
Year: 2011
Category: shortmovie
Duration: 6 minutes


The Microphone Test

A new absolute international online premiere!
The film presents the author Mircea Daneliuc as a director, screenwriter and actor. Tora Vasilescu and Gina Patrichi are completing the remarkable cast of a film ”that confirmed Mircea Daneliuc as a filmmaker fighting against the communist system”. A film that, surprisingly, managed to pass those years’ censorship.

Proba de microfon

Director: Mircea Daneliuc
Cast: Tora Vasilescu, Gina Patrichi, Mircea Daneliuc
Year: 1980
Category: feature film
Duration: 108 minutes


Marilena from P7

A drama full of humor, a story that reveals the specific style of the late director Cristian Nemescu.
With a remarkable cast (Gabriel Huian, Mădălina Ghițescu, Gabriel Spahiu și Andi Vasluianu), presented at Cannes in 20016 (Semaine de la Critique), winner of The Best Feature Film at Milano FF and TIFF (Transilvania International Film Festival), ”Marilena from P7” is a film that shouldn’t be missed by film lovers.

Marilena de la P7

Director: Cristian Nemescu
Cast: Gabriel Huian, Mădălina Ghițescu, Andi Vasluianu, Gabriel Spahiu, Aura Călărașu
Year: 2006
Category: short movie
Duration: 45 minutes
 

 


Fox Hunting

“Fox Hunting, one of Daneliuc’s films that didn’t find its rightful place in Romanian cinematography, needs to be urgently re-discovered and theoretically analyzed. It is a hidden jewel of Romanian cinema” (Ionuț Mareș).

Fox Hunting by Mircea Danieliuc

Director: Mircea Danieliuc
Cast: Mitică Popescu, Mircea Diaconu, Valeria Seciu, Zaharia Volbea, Aristide Teică, Gheorghe Cozorici
Year: 1980
Category: feature film
Duration: 107 minute
 

 


LIVE

Discover ”Live”, Vlad Păunescu’s debut film. The founder of the independent Romanian film industry and of the world-famous Castel Film studios, Vlad Păunescu is one of the most important Romanian producers and DOPs.

LIVE - Vlad Paunescu

Director: Vlad Păunescu
Cast: Rodica Lazăr, Tudor Chirilă, Crina Tofan, Adrian Titieni, Ioana Blaj, Doru Ana, Claudiu Bleonț and Andrei Huțuleac
Year: 2015
Category: feature film
Duration: 107 minutes
 

 


Why me?

”Romanian cinema concentrates all possible dramas. After its soup drama, we are now shooting the sink drama”, the director Dan Chișu presents with great sense of humor his short film “Why me?”, a comedy with thriller accents, a film about film, a story full of humor, sarcasm and suspense.

Why me? by Dan Chisu

Director: Dan Chișu
Cast: Emanuel Pârvu, Alex Bogdan, Tudor Istodor, Andrei Huțuleac, Ovidiu Niculescu
Year: 2016
Category: short film
Duration: 16 minutes

 
 


THE LONG DRIVE

Half a century after its theatrical release, CINEPUB presents an absolute online international premiere – A Romanian masterpiece: The Long Drive.
“Next to Wenders, Godard, Fellini and Zvyagintsev, the Romanian director is one of the greatest European masters of the road movie genre and only a bizarre destiny postponed sine-die the recognition of the solitary anti-system hero.” (Lucian Georgescu)

iacob-afis

Director: Mircea Daneliuc
Scriptwriter: Mircea Daneliuc and Timotei Ursu, after an idea by Petru Vintilă
Cinematography: Florin Mihăilescu
Cast: Tora Vasilescu, Mircea Albulescu, Constantin Diplan
Year: 1975
Category: psychological drama
Duration: 96 minutes
Subtitles: english


IACOB

CINEPUB presents the official online international premiere of Iacob, 30 years after its Berlin IFF screening and nomination (Dorel Visan – for leading actor). Due to this nomination, the communist Securitate “offered” the young and controversial Daneliuc a passport to travel abroad and hopefully leave the country forever. A choice that Daneliuc refused, preferring a gloomy, cold, but “necessary” Romania to a sunny California.

iacob-afis

Director: Mircea Daneliuc
Scriptwriter: Mircea Daneliuc, from stories by Geo Bogza
Cinematography: Florin Mihăilescu
Cast: Dorel Vișan, Cecilia Bârbora, Ion Fiscuteanu
Year: 1988
Category: drama
Duration: 111 minutes
Subtitles: english