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Ramona

Produced independently by Andrei Crețulescu, Claudiu Mitcu and Radu Stancu, Ramona is the short film that won the Canal + Award at the Cannes International Film Festival, Semaine de la Critique section. A film conceived and shot in the ‘70s style, with „cold blondes” (Magda Mihăilescu,www.aarc.ro), Ramona is a vengeance story.

Ramona

Director: Andrei Crețulescu
Cast: Rodica Lazăr, Dorian Boguță, Andi Vasluianu, Șerban Pavlu, Ana Ularu
Genre: short film


Trespass

„Trespass” is the second short film directed by Sînziana Nicola (after „Sunday”), a movie that was first screened at NexT International Film Festival, Festival Friends section, in 2015. Also, the short participated in the first edition of CinEast Short Film Festival, Berlin, in 2016. As the director stated, the movie takes a look at the thin line between loneliness and living independently.

Trespass

Director: Sînziana Nicola
Cast: Cătălina Moga, Rolando Matsangos, Emil Măndănac, Andrei Șerban
Genre: short film


The Robbery

Dan Radu Mihai signs a short film that is succesful in festivals (present at Cannes Short Film Corner), starring young and carismatic actors. „The Robbery” is a comedy with drama accents. Edy and Laura are a sort of goofy Bonnie and Clyde couple that fall into their own trap siince their first robbery attempt. Dynamic, fun, well played and intelligently edited.

Jaful

Director: Dan Radu Mihai
Cast: Crina Semciuc, Mihai Stănescu, Dan Rădulescu, Ionuț Grama
Genre: comedy, drama


White Gate

The grave of Romanian intellectuals
After productions such as „Bless you, prison” (2002) or „The Unmasking” (2010), Nicoale Mărgineanu continues his exploration of the communist prisons’ world with the movie „White Gate”, a tough cinematographic narrative about the tortures in the labor camp called the Danube-Black Sea Canal. Although the Canal is known as a place of intellectuals’ extermination, the film extensively presents Arsenie Boca and his miracles in the labor camp, his image being that of an apostle of survival in the middle of terror.

Poarta Albă

Director: Nicolae Mărgineanu
Cast: Cristian Bota, Sergiu Bucur, Bogdan Nechifor, Mădălina Craiu, Maria Ploae, Ion Besoiu
Genre: feature film


Valley of Sighs

Little is known about Roma Holocaust, while the Pogrom is still being denied. The aim of documentaries such as „Valley of Sighs” is to make the present viewer aware of the inglorious facts of history, of its’ errors and horrors, in order to increase his/her lucidity and responsibility regarding the facts of the past but mostly those of the present. In two years’ period, following the deportation of 25,000 Roma people to Transnistria at general Antonescu’s orders, approximately 12,000 souls died after suffering that is hard to picture. This historical harm can’t be fixed, but the recovery of the facts is a gesture of historical introspection that the society at large and the cultural community owe not only to the victims and survivors, but to themselves too.

„We tried to make a state of-mind film, in which to talk about people, and not Roma people, about human solidarity and not Ukrainians, about Antonescu’s regime criminal military and institutional thinking, and not about the generalized guilt of two people: Romanian and German.” (Mihai Andrei Leaha – www.agenda.liternet.ro )

Valley of Sighs

Director: Mihai Andrei Leaha, Andrei Crișan, Iulia Hossu
Producer: Institute for Studierea Problemelor Minorităților Naționale & TRIBA Film
Genre: documentary


Square One

Screened alongside with „ A Duet” and „Kazimir” at Anonimul International Independent Film Festival in 2013, „Square One” is more tightly connected, from the point of view of the theme and the geographical area it makes reference to, with the second movie. It is about the beliefs that are still alive in the Danube Delta’s villages, pagan rituals and superstitions of all kinds that even Orthodox Christianity is tributary to and that mess up people’s minds. A deliriously comic short, with as spectacular a cast as the topic itself is.

Square One

Director: Emanuel Pârvu
Producer: Alexandru Teodorescu
Cast: Dorina Lazăr, Constantin Cojocaru, Andi Vasluianu, Anca Sigartău, Mircea Andreescu, Medeea Marinescu, Dorian Boguță, Liliana Mocanu, Ana Ciontea
Date: 2013
Genre: short film


A Duet

Screened, alongside with „Square One” and „Kazimir” at Anonimul International Independent Film Festival, in 2013, „A Duet”, written and directed by the actor Andi Vasluianu, can be considered, beyond the funny dialogue, a cinematographic parable about communication, artistic communication and the Story in the largest sense possible. The rest is silence.

Un duet

Director: Andi Vasluianu
Producer: Andi Vasluianu
Cast: Ionuț Vișan, Mihai Calotă
Date: 2013
Genre: short film


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
Producer: Alexandru Teodorescu
Cast: Ion Rusu, Elias Ferkin, Iulia Verdes, Alexandru Papadopol, Vitalie Todirașcu, Ion Alici
Date: 2013
Genre: short film


Corpus

An experimental documentary film, signed by Laurențiu Damian, a result of Grant Project initiated by UNARTE in 2011. „Corpus” is an audio-visual meditation on the human body, a dynamic collage composed of dance, ultrasound images, well studied frames of corpses at the National Forensics Institute „Mina Minovici” , photos of rural houses, archive images of mass genocides, all emphasized by the cultural comments made of quotes from superbe texts by Cezar Ivănescu, Nichita Stănescu, Ana Blandiana, Petre Ghelmez, Marin Sorescu, as well as key texts of the universal culture of all times (Faust).

Corpus

Director: Laurențiu Damian
Imagine: Dănuț Pădure
Comentariu: Anghel Damian
Date: 2011
Genre: documentary film


Finale

Finale

Director: Dorian Boguță
Image: Liviu Pojoni jr.
Cast: Dragoș Bucur
Date: 2015
Genre: short film


Hooked

„Hooked” the feature of the well known film director Adrian Sitaru, was received as a paradigm challenger in the Romanian cinema, a movie that turns away from the New Wave’s neo realism (as represented in a movie such as „Stuff and Dough” by Cristi Puiu) only to embrace a fantastic register that opens subtle and multilayered possibilities of interpretation. The characters also have complex personalities that show their features as they are alternatively lit in accordance to the play of the real-fantastic registers. A film that, by the courageous cinematography too, has a lot to offer.

Pescuit sportiv

Director: Adrian Sitaru
Image: Adrian Silișteanu
Cast: Adrian Titieni, Ioana Flora, Maria Dinulescu, Alexandru Georgescu, Sorin Vasilescu, Nicodim Ungureanu
Date: 2008
Genre: comedie, dramă


Hooked

„Hooked” the feature of the well known film director Adrian Sitaru, was received as a paradigm challenger in the Romanian cinema, a movie that turns away from the New Wave’s neo realism (as represented in a movie such as „Stuff and Dough” by Cristi Puiu) only to embrace a fantastic register that opens subtle and multilayered possibilities of interpretation. The characters also have complex personalities that show their features as they are alternatively lit in accordance to the play of the real-fantastic registers. A film that, by the courageous cinematography too, has a lot to offer.

Pescuit sportiv

Director: Adrian Sitaru
Image: Adrian Silișteanu
Cast: Adrian Titieni, Ioana Flora, Maria Dinulescu, Alexandru Georgescu, Sorin Vasilescu, Nicodim Ungureanu
Date: 2008
Genre: comedie, dramă


Filminute

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We recommend Filminute, The International One Minute Film Festival, a collection of the world’s best ultrashort films, each delivering a complete story in 60 seconds.

Filminute

“It’s always fascinating to see how quickly, accurately and deeply one minute films reflect the wider
world in which we live. From various human rights crises and threats, to the modern search for truth
and understanding in relationships, illness and the afterlife we see it all here expressed on film, often
in fresh and unexpected ways,” said John Ketchum, co-founder and executive director of Filminute.
“Audiences will appreciate dramas as well as a healthy dose of edgy comedy sprinkled throughout.”

Crooked

By: Tudor Botezatu

 

Her Birthday Present

By: Razvan Dü


The Island

The documentary film „Within a Tempest/The Island”, made by Laurențiu Damian – a director, scriptwriter, PHD in cinema and media, professor at UNATC – is a valuable cinematographic document, an immediate proof of the great director Silviu Purcărete working style. The director is filmed during the rehearsals for the Shakespearean play „The Tempest” with the actors from „Marin Sorescu” National Theatre in Craiova.

The Island

Director: Laurențiu Damian
Image: Dănuț Pădure
Year: 2012
Genre: documentary film


The Unsaved

Igor Cobileanski’s first feature film, „The Unsaved”, written in collaboration with a Romanian successful director, Corneliu Porumboiu, had a significant number of participations in festivals and received the FIPRESCI Award at Cottbus International Film Festival, Germany, 2013.

The Unsaved

Director: Igor Colbileanski
Image: Oleg Mutu
Cast: Igor Babiac, Sergiu Voloc, Ela Ionescu, Igor Caras-Romanov, Angela Ciobanu
Year: 2013
Genre: feature film


Perfusion

In this short film, director Ruxandra Ghiţescu invites the audinece to watch a compositional analysis of a character woven on a very precise narrative thread.

Perfuziunea

Director: Ruxandra Ghițescu
Image: Lulu de Dehillerin
Cast: Patricia Poslusnic, Andra Gogan, Răzvan Gogan
Year: 2010
Genre: short film


Hypotheses or predictions based on theories

Andreea Păduraru, the director of this short film teams up with Marius Panduru for cinematography, Dragos Apetri for editing and the actresses Florentina Năstase, Adina Lucaciu, Alexandra Marcu, Ioana Marcoiu in order to create a visual metaphor for insecurity.

Hypotheses or predictions based on theories

Director: Andreea Păduraru
Image: Marius Panduru
Cast: Florentina Năstase, Adina Lucaciu, Alexandra Marcu, Ioana Mărcoiu, Serghei Chiviriga, Kai Hildrebrand, Ali Rezza Saled Munteanu
Year: 2015
Genre: short film


The Flavors Collection

One of those Romanian shorts that approach children and family drama, “The Flavors Collection” is the story of a boy, Victor, whose childhood will be sacrificed to save his family.

Colecția de arome

Director: Igor Cobileanski
Image: Veaceslav Cebotari
Cast: George Grâu, Radu Marin Suceanu, Petru Tofan, Ion Curcă, Vitalie Toderașcu, Valentin Gibaltovski, Olga Gutu
Year: 2013
Genre: short film


National Selection CELA
Connecting Emerging Literary Artists

Cinepub is proudly announcing its participation as a founder member in the European project CELA (Creating Emerging Literary Artists), a two-year programme dedicated to European writers and translators. Funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, CELA starts in September 2017 and it is an association of seven partners from six countries: Booktailors (Portugal), Cinepub (Romania), Escuela de Escritores (Madrid/Spain), Huis de Buren and Passa Porta (Belgium), Pisa Book Festival (Italy) and Wintertuin (the Netherlands ). CELA’s activity will begin in September 2017.

CELA


Self-portrait of a dutiful daughter

A Romanian outstanding feature film accompaning the debut of the director Ana Lungu, a strong feminine debut compared to the new wave accomplishments, „Self-portrait of a dutiful daughter” is the winner of the Best Film Award at Bucharest International Film Festival, 2015.

Self Portrait

Director: Ana Lungu
Image: Silviu Stavilă
Cast: Elena Popa, Emilian Oprea, Andrei Enache, Iris Spiridon
Year: 2015
Category: feature film

 


Toaster

“Toaster” is a Romanian short film directed by Cristian Pop about the forced coming-of-age of a young boy in his freedom and nonconformist years. It won the Best actor award at CineMaiubit International Film Festival (Vasile Onica).

Toaster

Director: Cristian Pop
Image: Tudor Platon
Cast: Vasile Onica, Dragoș Olaru
Year: 2015
Category: short

 


In Which the Protagonist Hides and Then Has An Unexpected Encounter

“In Which the Protagonist Hides and Then Has An Unexpected Encounter” is a short fim presented at NexT International Film Festival in 2015 where it won the Best Romanian Short award. Directed by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu.

Director: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
Image: Andrei Butică
Cast: Iulia Ciochină, Ana Ciontea
Category: short

 


The Hoods

“The Hoods” is a Romanian short film directed by Bogdan Drumea. Sketching, in quick lines, the relationship between two brothers coming from a poor neighborhood, the movie won the Audience award at the NexT International Film Festival 2015.

The Hoods

Director: Bogdan Drumea
Producers:UNATC, Ioana Lascăr, Bogdan Drumea
Cast: Adrian Bunea, Mihnea Vlădescu
Category: short


Sniper’s nest

“Sniper’s nest” is a Romanian short film very much present in the short films festivals’circuit. Directed and written by Radu Bărbulescu, it is the winner of the international short films competition at Anonimul Film Festival, 2015.

Sniper’s nest

Director: Radu Bărbulescu
Image: George Dăscălescu
Cast: Toma Cuzin, Tatiana Iekel, Adina Lucaciu
Category: short


The happiest girl in the world

The happiest girl in the world” is the debut in feature film of Radu Jude, the director who was to become one of the most well-known and appreciated Romanian directors, in the country as well as internationally.

Inspired from a real story, originating in the first years of the director’s career, the plot was turned into a feature film that achieved international recognition. Starring some of the most endeared Romanian actors (Vasile Muraru, Șerban Pavlu), the movie also benefits from the exceptional acting of Andreea Boșneag, a teenager at her first experience on the set.

The happiest girl in the world

Director: Radu Jude
Image: Marius Panduru
Cast: Andreea Boșneag, Vasile Muraru, Violeta Haret Popa, Șerban Pavlu, Andi Vasluianu, Doru Cătănescu
Year: 2008
Category: drama


ICAR 6

Romanian Realism with Cristi Puiu (3rd part)
by Marius Roșu and Lucian Georgescu

After a new intense edition of TIFF, full of films, events, masterclasses and memorable meetings, we invite you to keep the festival vibe and watch one of the most important figures of recent Romanian cinema: Cristi Puiu.

During this 16th edition of Transilvania International Film Festival, Cristi Puiu, one of the founders of the New Romanian Wave launched a deluxe edition of his Sieranevada on DVD and presented an exhibition of photos taken while working at the film’s poster. Cristi Puiu is this week’s protagonist on CINEPUB.

Of snails and men


Of snails and men

A Romanian movie that brings on the screen the story of a group of workers employed by a now bankrupt factory, in early ’90s Romania. Everything changes when one of the guys finds an unusual solution to save his co-workers from unemployment and the factory from bankruptcy.

The audiences of the director Tudor Giurgiu’s second feature second feature film, after his Love Sick debut (2006), will enjoy the performances of well-known Romanian actors such as: Andi Vasluianu, Dorel Vișan, Monica Bîrlădeanu, but also the famous French actor Jean François Stévenin and his son, Robinson Stévenin.

Of snails and men

Director: Tudor Giurgiu
Image: Vivi Drăgan Vasile
Cast: Andi Vasluianu, Monica Bîrlădeanu, Dorel Vișan, Andreea Bibiri, Jean François Stévenin, Robinson Stévenin, Ion Besoiu, Valeria Seciu, Clara Vodă, Ovidiu Crișan, Ion Grosu
Year: 2012
Category: comedy


Child’s Pose

Child’s Pose is the Romanian movie that won the Golden Bear and the FIPRESCI at the Berlin International Movie Festival, 2013. Starring Luminița Gheorghiu, the nominee and winner of a number of important prizes for acting, the movie tells the story, tough and yet tender, about the limitless love of a mother for her only son.

The male leading actor is Bogdan Dumitrache who’s acting perfectly rounds Luminița Gheorghiu’s , but the European public and film critics can enjoy other (already familiar) remarkable actors such as: Vlad Ivanov, Adrian Titieni, Natașa Raab, Florin Zamfirescu, Ilinca Goia.

Child’s Pose

Director: Călin Peter Netzer
Image: Cristian Tarnovețchi
Cast: Luminița Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Florin Zamfirescu, Ilinca Goia, Natașa Raab, Adrian Titieni, Vlad Ivanov, Mimi Brănescu
Year: 2013
Category: Drama
Duration: 112 minutes


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