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Cohan’s No Return wins at Cluj

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Cohan’s No Return wins at Cluj

The tenth Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF) in Cluj (June 3-12) featured an international competition of first or second film and the local competition within Romanian Days, a four-day showcase of new Romanian cinema.

In the international section, the Argentina-Spain co-production No Return [+see also:
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by Miguel Cohan won the Transylvania Trophy worth €15,000 and the Best Screenplay, co-written by Cohan’s wife Ana.

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A Useful Life [+see also:
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by Spain’s Federico Veiroj won The Special Jury Award, and the Best Director award was shared by Iceland’s Runar Runarsson for Volcano [+see also:
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and Romania’s Constantin Popescu for Principles of Life [+see also:
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The FIPRESCI jury was judging the films from the Wasted Youth section and awarded Tilva Ros [+see also:
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by Serbia’s Nikola Lezaic. The film will be released in Romania by Transilvania Film.

Best Acting Award went to the French actress Elodie Bouchez for her role in Zeinna Durra’s The Imperialists Are Still Alive! and Sweden’s Linda Wassberg got the Best Cinematography Award for Linda Aschan’s She Monkeys [+see also:
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The audience voted for Oxygen [+see also:
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by Belgium’s Hans Van Nuffel.

In the Romanian Days, Best Feature Film went to Marian Crisan’s Morgen [+see also:
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, and Bogdan George Apetri’s Outbound [+see also:
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received the Best Debut.

Among the two slots of impressive Romanian shorts, judged by most industry attendees as more successful than the underwhelming feature film competition, Bogdan Mirica’s Bora Bora [+see also:
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won Best Romanian Short.

While Michael York was unable to come to accept his Life Achievement Award for an Outstanding Personality of the European Cinema due to health reasons, Jacqueline Bisset was there to receive the Special Award for the Contribution to the World Cinema. Veteran Romanian director Lucian Pintilie enjoyed a complete retrospective and got the Excellence Award.

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