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This Time, Last Year

With a raw aesthetic at the border between diary film and found footage, This Time, Last Year by Ana Maria Savin explores not only the ties of human attachment and its consequences, but also the implications of memory and its deceitful alterations.

Short Romanian experimental film, shown at BIEFF Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival and presented on CINEPUB in partnership with the festival.

This Time, Last Year

Director: Ana Maria Savin
Image: Andrei Vâlcu, Ana Maria Savin, Teodor Horea
Cast: Ana-Maria Preduț, Tatiana Moise, Andrei Ion
Year: 2013
Category: experimental short film
Duration: 14 minutes


The Matriarch

Starring the two well-known Romanian actresses Luminița Gheorghiu (The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu, Child’s Pose) and Monica Bîrlădeanu (Of Snails and Men), the Matriarch is a Short Romanian experimental film, shown at BIEFF Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival and presented on CINEPUB in partnership with the festival.

The Matriarch

Director: Barna Némethi
Image: George Dăscălescu
Producers: Radu Stancu
Year: 2013
Category: experimental short film
Duration: 9 minutes


Hotel California – Noblesse Oblige

Hotel California is an interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles. It is actually a metaphor; there are several strange Internet theories and urban legends about the real Hotel California. Some include suggestions that it was an old church taken over by devil worshippers, a psychiatric hospital, an inn run by cannibals or Aleister Crowley’s mansion in Scotland”, the director Carmen Lidia Vidu.

Short Romanian experimental film, shown at BIEFF Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival and presented on CINEPUB in partnership with the festival.

Hotel California – Noblesse Oblige

Director: Carmen Lidia Vidu
Image: Horațiu Lazăr
Producers: Carmen Lidia Vidu
Year: 2013
Category: experimental short film
Duration: 10 minutes


Connectionn Lost

The two young directors’ strategy is based on autobiographical exploration, but its result can be mapped as a dialogue between different mentalities, frequently leading to dissension” (Andreea Mihalcea, BIEFF 2012).

Short Romanian experimental film, winner of a Special Jury Mention at BIEFF Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival and presented on CINEPUB in partnership with the festival.

Connectionn Lost

Director: Paula Oneț, Manuela Borza
Image: Paula Oneț, Manuela Borza
Producers: Anadolu University and Babeș-Bolyai University
Year: 2013
Category: experimental short film
Duration: 10 minutes


Outbound

Based on a short story written by Cristian Mungiu and Ioana Uricaru, the script for the feature film Outbound is authored by Tudor Voican and Bogdan George Apetri. ”Bogdan George Apetri, helped by his co-writer Tudor Voican, foresees a catastrophic future for human nature in Romania” (Iulia Blaga, hotnews.ro).

Winner of Boccalino trophy – Swiss critics award for best actress (Ana Ularu) at Locarno International Film Festival, Outbound is a Romanian film that was shown at important film festivals all over the world.

Outbound

Director: Bogdan George Apetri
Image: Marius Panduru
Producer: Alexandru Teodorescu
Year: 2010
Category: feature film
Duration: 87 minutes


My beautiful Dacia

Gabriel Spahiu, Doru Ana, Ozana Oancea and Anca Androne are the protagonists of the Romanian film Adalbert’s Dream, a black comedy based on a real story that happened in a Romanian communist factory.

The film propses a virtual return on the 8th of May 1986, a day celebrated with much ceremony, but also hypocrisy and fear within Romanian factories at that time.

My beautiful Dacia

Director: Julio Soto, Ștefan Constanstinescu
Image: Alexander Stikich
Producers: Julio Soto, Ada Solomon, Alexandru Solomon
Year: 2009
Category: documentary
Duration: 75 minutes


Adalbert’s Dream

Gabriel Spahiu, Doru Ana, Ozana Oancea and Anca Androne are the protagonists of the Romanian film Adalbert’s Dream, a black comedy based on a real story that happened in a Romanian communist factory.

The film propses a virtual return on the 8th of May 1986, a day celebrated with much ceremony, but also hypocrisy and fear within Romanian factories at that time.

Adalbert’s Dream

Director: Gabriel Achim
Image: George Chiper-Lillemark
Producer: Gabriel Achim, Monica Lăzurean Gorgan
Year: 2011
Category: feature film
Duration: 88 minutes

 


Kapitalism – Our Improved Formula

Presented at IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) and at Sarajevo Film Festival, Kapitalism – Our Improved Formula is a Romanian documentary which proposes an imaginary return of dictator Ceausescu after 20 years of capitalism in his country, Romania.

Dan Voiculescu, Ioan Niculae, George Copos, Dan Diaconescu, Dinu Patriciu or George Becali are only a part of the the country’s businessmen who are shown during this documentary, in their homes, during meetings or yacht cruises.

Kapitalism – rețeta noastră secretă

Director: Alexandru Solomon
Image: Andrei Butică
Year: 2010
Category: documentary
Duration: 77 minutes

 


Kazimir

A deacon with paranormal powers is the protagonist of this Romanian short film full of mystery.

Winner of ”Prix du premier film ou film d’ecole du conseil general du Finistre”, Brest European Short Film Festival.

Kazimir

Director: Dorian Boguță
Image: Liviu Pojoni Jr.
Year: 2013
Category: short film
Duration: 23 minutes


The Yellow Smiley Face

A heart-warming comedy about two old parents having to face technology in order to speak to their son who lives abroad.

Romanian short film selected at Locarno International Film Festival.

The Yellow Smiley Face

Director: Constantin Popescu
Writer:Doru Lupeanu
Image: Liviu Mărghidan
Year: 2008
Category: short film
Duration: 15 minutes

 


The Walk

The well-known Romanian actress Valeria Seciu is interpreting an old woman who decides that today she will feel differently.

Romanian short film that premiered at Locarno International Film Festival.

The Walk

Director: Mihaela Popescu
Writer:Mihaela Popescu
Year: 2013
Category: short film
Duration: 15 minutes

 


The Japanese Dog

Selected to represend Romania for the 87th edition of the Oscar Awards (Best Foreign Film), winner of Best Film Award at Warsaw International Film Festival, The Japanese Dog is a delicate film about family reconciliation.

Hollywood Reporter considered it “a satisfying, unexpectedly upbeat film, superbly played, in which hope is always just about visible through the tragedy”

The Japanese Dog

Director: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
Writer: Ioan Antoci, Gabriel Gheorghe, Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
Year: 2012
Category: feature film
Duration: 90 minutes

 


Rocker

Considered a film that ” showed that the New Romanian Wave has not only a brain, but also nerve” (Cătălin Olaru), Rocker had its world premiere at San Sebastian Film Festival in 2012.

“This film is a sort of a shout, a cry of desperation translated into this rocker that is getting old and the rock anonymous band. I like this world because it has its own identity, a world where you can find a sort of communion” (Marian Crișan, Dilema Veche).

Rocker

Director: Marian Crișan
Writer: Marian Crișan
Year: 2012
Category: feature film
Duration: 91 minutes

 


The Short Way to Far Away

The Short Way to Far Away

An independent short film produced by Alien Film. Elvira Deatcu, Andrei Roșu and Gabriel Spahiu are part of the main cast. The film tells the story of Maria who is in her 40s and feels that her life came to a dead end. Her daily routine is broken by an unwelcome visitor.

Director: Bogdan Bărbulescu
Scriptwriter: Bogdan Bărbulescu, Andra Barbuica
Year: 2013
Category: short film
Duration: 30 minutes


By the book

By the book

An independent short film produced by Bell Film in co-production with Alien Film, with Crina Semciuc, Andrei Seușan, Ionuț Ghenu, Diana Cavallioti, Dorian Boguță part of the main cast. The film tells the story of Cornel who turns 18 and starts a journey that will make him reconsider his existence.

Director: Bogdan Bărbulescu
Scriptwriter: Bogdan Bărbulescu, Andra Barbuica
Year: 2013
Category: short film
Duration: 30 minutes


The Golden Robot

The Golden Robot

Discover the magic of the documentary The Golden Robot, shown at One World Romania in 2016, Kinedok section. Meet Steluța Duță and find out her special story: she lived in state care, then she was thrown on the streets, she lived a life of violence and abuse until she discovered the sport that changed her life: boxing.

Director: Mihai Dragolea, Radu Mocanu
Scriptwriter: Mihai Dragolea, Radu Mocanu
Year: 2015
Category: documentary
Duration: 72 minutes

 


The 11th Commandment

A new international online premiere on CINEPUB: The 11th Commandment, by Mircea Daneliuc, the first post-communism film by one of the most important Romanian filmmakers.

Written during the communist regime, free adaptation of the book The Pitesti Phenomenon, by Paul Goma, “Mircea Daneliuc’s film represents a terrifying point of view about the terror used anywhere in the world and at any point in time” (Titus Vîjeu, Monsieur l’auteur – or the lone wolf of the Romanian film).

The 11th Commandment

Director: Mircea Daneliuc
Writer: Mircea Daneliuc
Image: Florin Mihăilescu
Year: 1991
Category: feature film
Duration: 141 minutes

 


Australia

A film about ”the first participation of Romania’s national homeless team at a Football World Cup. It happened in Australia and what can I say… it was an experience I will never forget […] I met some people who had a very difficult life, but who were very aware of themselves and the world around them and who had a moral stance I have not encountered many times among the people I know” (Claudiu Mitcu, aarc.ro).

Australia

Director: Claudiu Mitcu
Writer: Claudiu Mitcu
Image: Toma Velio
Producers: Carmen Harabagiu, Andrei Crețulescu, Aurelian Nica
Year: 2009
Category: documentary
Duration: 64 minutes

 


Somewhere in Palilula

We invite you to discover the special world created by the important Romanian theater director Silviu Purcărete, to enter a small phantom city, lost in the middle of Walachian field, ”a small community of fools, lazies, sluts, vagabonds with angel’s hearts is living under the sun in a sweet innocent unconscious” (undevalapalilula.ro).

Somewhere in Palilula

Director: Silviu Purcărete
Writer: Silviu Purcărete
Image: Adrian Silișteanu
Year: 2012
Category: feature film
Duration: 145 minutes

 


Dabija Brothers

Premiered internationally at the Montreal International Film Festival and later selected at the Astra Film Festival, the documentary „Dabija Brothers” started as an experiment, according to director Cătălin Drăghici: „being friends with the three brothers for a long time, I was curious to see where could such an initiative lead to.

Dabija Brothers

Director: Cătălin Drăghici
Writer: Cătălin Drăghici
Image: Ștefan Radu Fulga
Producers: Gabriela Suciu, Daniel Drăghici
Year: 2015
Category: documentary
Duration: 86 minutes


Bucharest Non-Stop

One of the latest great interpretation by one of Romanian most important actors: Ion Besoiu. The film lovers will also discover a remarkable cast: Gheorghe Ifrim, Dorina Lazăr, Toma Cuzin, Alexandru Papadopol, Olimpia Melinte, Dorian Boguță, Tudor Smoleanu, Adrian Titieni.

Bucharest Non-Stop

Director: Dan Chișu
Writer: Dan Chișu
Image: Liviu Pojoni Jr.
Producer: Dan Chișu, Codin Maticiuc, Liviu Pojoni Jr.
Year: 2015
Category: feature film
Duration: 86 minutes
Subtitles: english


CINEPUB suffers, cries and shouts.

In other words, it does things it hasn’t done so far. And this because cinepub.ro is not only a quiet companion, a platform, a collection of online films or a robot. Cinepub has a soul, is a community of friends, of people we know and especially of people we don’t know, viewers, authors, contributors and volunteers, filmmakers and film lovers, a community of Romanians from here and everywhere, expats and foreigners. Last but not least, Cinepub is a small team, with a great soul, and some of its elder members spent some nights of fire&ice in December ’89 at the Royal Palace and the University Square.

This is why today, when our compatriots, the young and the old, women and children, are mocked in the streets and spitted on their souls for the next five generations, we cannot resume the screening anymore. We were already mourning, as we prepared for today s premiere “Bucharest Non-Stop”, the latest film of the great actor Ion Besoiu, recently passed away. But because Bucharest is now 24/7 out in the streets, because they have stolen not only our revolution, but also our children’s peaceful nights, this Thursday is no show. There’s no time for cinema now. We hope to come back in the hall. We paid a high price for the ticket.

Doliu

Bricostory

Tudor Aaron Istodor, recently selected for the Shooting Stars program in Berlin Internation Film Festival, plays Robert, a salesman who is more than polite when it comes to Ana, a woman that came shopping with her boyfriend.

Bricostory

Director: Andreea Păduraru
Writer: Andreea Păduraru
Image: Tudor Mircea
Cast: Klara Tompa, Tudor Hristescu, Tudor Aaron Istodor
Year: 2007
Category: shortfilm

 


Rabbit Meat

Short film presented at NexT International Film Festival, Rabbit Meat telss the story of Edy, a shy bodybuilder who is trying to find a girlfriend.

Rabbit Meat

Director: Gabriel Achim
Writer: Gabriel Achim, Cosmin Manolache
Image: George Chiper – Lillemark
CAst: Bogdan Vodă, Cristi Balint, Silvana Mihai, Sebastian Angborn
Year: 2015
Category: shortfilm


Nina

Nina is planning her weekend at the beach. It seems easy, doesn’t it? But it’s more complicated than she suspects.
A short film by Ruxandra Ghițescu.

Nina

Director: Ruxandra Ghițescu
Writer: Ruxandra Ghițescu
Cast: Andreea Grămoșteanu
Year: 2008
Category: shortfilm

 

 


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