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KARLOVY VARY 2015 Romania

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Three Romanian films in Karlovy Vary competitions

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- Box and The Magic Mountain will be competing for the Crystal Globe, while The World Is Mine is vying for the East of the West Award

Three Romanian films in Karlovy Vary competitions
Rafael Florea in Box, by Florin Şerban

Three Romanian features directed by Florin Şerban, Anca Damian and Nicolae Constantin Tănase will be screened at the 50th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (3-11 July).

Five years after his first feature, If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle [+see also:
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interview: Ada Condeescu
film profile
]
, won the Berlinale Jury Grand Prix, Florin Şerban is presenting Box [+see also:
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, a drama about Anghel (Rafael Florea), a 19-year-old boxer, and Cristina (Hilda Péter), a 30-year-old mother. They come from very different backgrounds, and Şerban stresses this aspect of his story by using professional actors for Cristina’s story and non-professionals for Anghel’s. The film is produced by Fantascope, and co-produced by augenschein Filmproduktion (Germany) and MPM Film (France). The Match Factory handles the international sales.

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Anca Damian’s The Magic Mountain [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
uses similar animation techniques to her previous animated hit, Crulic – The Path to Beyond [+see also:
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film focus
interview: Anca Damian
film profile
]
, to tell the story of Adam Jacek Winkler, a Polish refugee in Paris who will find himself fighting against the Soviets in 1980s Afghanistan. A blend of family-archive items and voice-over narration re-creates Winkler’s adventurous life. The film is produced by Aparte Film (Romania), Arizona Productions (France) and Filmograf (Poland).

Having been shown in the Romanian Days competition at the Transilvania International Film Festival (29 May – 7 June, Cluj-Napoca), The World Is Mine [+see also:
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won the sidebar’s Best First Feature Award. Nicolae Constantin Tănase’s movie centres on Larisa (newcomer Ana-Maria Guran), a 16-year-old girl from a small Romanian town whose plans for a better future will face a series of obstacles. The World Is Mine was independently produced by Libra Film and deFilm.

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