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All The Balkan Films of the 12th Transilvania IFF 2013
28 May 2013
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The 12th edition of Transilvania International Film Festival 2013 will open its gates from May 31 to June 9 in Cluj-Napoca. The Transilvania IFF is one of the biggest festivals in the country and this year it will screen more than 150 films from all over the world.

Balkan films will have a strong presence again this year in all the categories of the festival. There is of course the Romanian Days were the best of the most recent national films will be showcased, many of which in world premieres, as well as the Focus Greece section were audiences will have the opportunity to watch some of the most interesting Greek films made the last three years.

Redemption Street

Other films from the Balkan region are the serbian The Redemption Street by Miroslav Terzic and Halima`s Path by Arsen Anton Ostojic, a co-production from Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, both in the Supernova category. In the same category we also meet two of the most awarded new films, Srdan Golubovic`s Circles and this year`s Berlin Jury Grand Prix, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker by Oscar winner Danis Tanovic.


Other films are the Bulgarian The Last Black Sea Pirates by Svetoslav Stoyanov in the This Is The End category, the Romanian Solitudes by Liova Jedlicki and the Turkish The Monsters΄ Dinner by Ramin Matin, both in the No Limits category.

The documentary Tzvetanka will be screened in the What Up Docs category while in the Special Events we meet the documentary Explorer by Titus Muntean and Xantus Gabor, Swiss-German-Bulgarian co-production Balkan Melodies by Stefan Schwietert and the Bulgarian documentary Stoichkov by Borislav Kolev. Also in the Special Events, will be screened Jean Mihail’s silent masterpiece Manasse from 1925. 

Tzvetanka by Youlian Tabakov

Last but not least, though French, we mention Cristi Puiu`s Trois Exercices d΄Interpretation which will be showcased as a Special Screening. As stated in the synopsis the film is actually “three films based on "Three Conversations" by Russian writer and philosopher Vladimir Solovyov. The actors΄ ΄exercises΄ developed into a minimalistic trilogy on cinema and literature, social and spiritual life. The trilogy is the result of a workshop of famous Romanian director Cristi Puiu at the French artists’ studio Chantiers Nomades.”  

  Redemption Street
  Halima`s Path
  An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker
  The Last Black Sea Pirates
  The Monsters` Dinner
  Srdan Golubovic
  Cristi Puiu
  Titus Muntean
  Miroslav Terzic
  Danis Tanovic
  Arsen Anton Ostojic
  Borislav Kolev
  Svetoslav Stoyanov
  Ramin Matin
  Transilvania International Film Festival
  New Romanian Cinema between Exoticism and State Subventions
  Luminița Gheorghiu is the face of Transilvania IFF 2013
  Transilvania IFF 2013: World Premieres in the Romanian Days section
  Transilvania IFF 2013: Greek Focus
  TIFF Facebook Page
  Transilvania IFF 2013 Official Site
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