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TRANSILVANIA 2018

13 features to be shown in Romanian Days at the 2018 Transilvania IFF

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- In addition to well-known titles such as Touch Me Not, there will be five world premieres

13 features to be shown in Romanian Days at the 2018 Transilvania IFF
The Story of a Summer Lover by Paul Negoescu

The second weekend of the Transilvania International Film Festival (25 May-3 June, Cluj-Napoca) is eagerly awaited every year, as it’s the traditional time for the festival's most popular sidebar, Romanian Days. A total of 13 features and 22 short films are in the selection this year. 

Besides films that have already been seen at Locarno (Andrei Creţulescu's Charleston [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrei Creţulescu
film profile
]
), San Sebastián (Constantin Popescu's Pororoca [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Constantin Popescu
film profile
]
) or made a splash at the Berlinale (Adina Pintilie's Golden Bear winner Touch Me Not [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Adina Pintilie
film profile
]
), the sidebar will also screen never-before-seen features. Probably the most eagerly awaited is Paul Negoescu's The Story of a Summer Lover [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, about a forty-something maths professor (Alexandru Papadopol) who must make a difficult decision after his girlfriend falls pregnant.

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Also set to be seen for the first time at the Transilvania IFF are Bogdan Theodor Olteanu's LGBT indie flick Several Conversations about a Very Tall GirlVlad Zamfirescu's minimalist drama The Secret of Happiness [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 and two documentaries: Alexandru Mavrodineanu's Caisă, about an ageing boxing coach training a new boxer, and Andrei Gorgan and Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan's Free Dacians, about some Romanians' obsession with the country's former, relatively glorious, past.

All of the aforementioned films are competing for the sidebar's awards, together with Emanuel Pârvu's Meda or the Not So Bright Side of Things [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emanuel Pârvu
film profile
]
and Ivana Mladenovic's Soldiers. Story from Ferentari [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ivana Mladenovic
film profile
]
.

Corneliu Porumboiu's Berlinale-selected doc Infinite Football [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 is also being shown in the Romanian Days, but out of competition. Seventeen short films are competing for the Best Romanian Short Film Award, while five additional shorts will be screened out of competition.

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