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Romanian focus at Göteborg International Film Festival

The new wave of Romanian film sweeps across the world. In January, it will hit Sweden in full force when Göteborg International Film Festival, in co-operation with Romanian Cultural Institute, shows six of the past year's strongest films from Romania. This section also includes four Romanian classics, seminars, short films and a Mihail Livada retrospectiv. Aurora
 Viorel has a rifle in a bag and spends much of his time observing a family from a distance. Slowly, slowly, we understand his ...

16 features at Balkan Survey section of the Thessaloniki

For the 17th consecutive year, the Balkan Survey section of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), programmed by Dimitri Kerkinos, showcases a selection of the most important Balkan films of the year. Its main objective is to invite attention to and launch platforms of communication between the filmmakers of the area and an international audience.Additional initiatives such as the script-development Balkan Fund and the Balkan Works in Progress provide opportunities to buyers and di...


Romanian Revolution Continues At NYFF

  The revolution in Romanian cinema that began several years ago with the astonishingly original films THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU (2005), 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST (2006) and 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (2007), continues to flex its muscle, with a strong showing at the New York Film Festival, which opened this past weekend. Three extraordinary films from Romania will be featured at the Festival, New York's most prestigious film event. AURORA, the latest effort from director Cristi Puiu...

Cannes Day 3: The Schedule!

Official Selection THE HOUSEMAID by Im Sangsoo 11h45 22h30   Out of competition WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS by Oliver Stone 8h30 14h30 19h00   Un certain Regard AURORA by Cristi Puiu 11h00 Synopsis: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping in the next room. A wasteland on the outskirt...

Aurora by Cristi Puiu

Un certain regard: Aurora by Cristi Puiu

Synopsis: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping in the next room. A wasteland on the outskirts of Bucharest: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what seems to be a family. The same city, the same man: driving through traffic with two hand-made firing pins for a hunting rifle. The man is 42 years old, his name - Viorel. Troubled by obscure thoughts, he drives acr...

Extremely Shorts

Juror: Jytte Jensen, Film Curator, the Museum of Modern Art, NY. Festival features 3-min or shorter films and videos by anyone with a camera and a vision. Audience choice cash prizes. Details/entry form:

Rotterdam CineMart has selected 39 projects

CineMart has selected 39 projects out of a record number of 550 entries. The 25th edition of the first and largest co-production market for low and medium budget feature films includes projects by Abbas Kiarostami, Sophie Fiennes, Cristi Puiu, Jafar Panahi and Alex van Warmerdam. CineMart 2008 further presents new projects by former Rotterdam competition filmmakers Koen Mortier (EX DRUMMER) and Pia Marais (THE UNPOLISHED). Films launched at CineMart and now in official Rotterdam 2008 selection a...

Aurora Asian Fest kicks off 10the edition

May 31 - June 3 at the Aurora Fox Arts Center The Festival will host a special Opening Night premiere of the film, JOURNEY FROM THE FALL (Vietnam) at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31. The film will be followed by an outdoor culinary arts extravaganza at the nearby Fletcher Plaza, with showpieces from Johnson & Wales University, a chef's competition, delicious Asian cuisine, as well as entertainment by the young and energetic dance group Sol Pinoy. Tickets are $30.00 for the film and reception and $...

Death of Mr. Lazarescu by Cristi Puiu Wins Un Certain Regard

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu from Romanian director Cristi Puiu was awarded the Un Certain Regard-Fondation GAN Prize, bestowed by the Jury headed by American director Alexander Payne. This sort of road-movie in an ambulance follows the nighttime trip of 63-year-old Mr. Lazarescu, who is sick and living alone in an apartment with three cats. La Fondation GAN pour le Cinéma, in association with the Un Certain Regard section, awarded this prize worth 30,000 euros to the French distributor of the fi...