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Eight Romanian films to be released domestically over the next few months

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- Established directors are releasing their new films, but the wave of newcomers also looks extremely promising

Eight Romanian films to be released domestically over the next few months
Self-Portrait of a Dutiful Daughter by Ana Lungu

Eight new domestic features will meet Romanian cinemagoers during the next few months. Previously the busiest season in terms of Romanian films (15 releases in 2013 and more than ten in 2014), autumn has lost some of its appeal with distributors: they have gradually started to release their films in spring, as was the case this year with Tudor Giurgiu’s Why Me? [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Tudor Giurgiu
film profile
]
, Radu Jude’s Aferim! [+see also:
film review
trailer
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interview: Radu Jude
film profile
]
and Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Treasure [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
film profile
]
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But this season looks set to impress with a number of very interesting first features. Ana Lungu will release her Self-Portrait of a Dutiful Daughter [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
on 25 September, after a world premiere at Rotterdam. On 23 October, Nicolae Constantin Tănase’s The World Is Mine [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
will start showing; the title won the Best First Feature Award at Transilvania IFF in June, followed by a Special Mention in the East of the West competition at Karlovy Vary. Finally, Andrei Cohn will release his family drama Back Home [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Andrei Cohn
interview: Andrei Cohn
film profile
]
, after a world premiere in the Sarajevo IFF competition.

The season kicks off with Radu Muntean’s quiet psychological thriller One Floor Below [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Radu Muntean
film profile
]
, shown at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard sidebar. The winner of a Special Mention at Karlovy Vary, Anca Damian’s animation The Magic Mountain [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
will be released on 9 October, after opening the tenth edition of Anim’est, Romania’s most popular animation film festival. Florin Şerban’s second feature, Box [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, will meet audiences on 30 October, with a FIPRESCI Award from Karlovy Vary already under its belt.

The season will end with Dan Chişu’s independent dramedy Bucharest Non-Stop [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, scheduled for release on 13 November, and Cristina Iacob’s second feature, Love Is a Story [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, released on 27 November after a world premiere in the international competition of this year’s Mons International Love Film Festival.

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