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TRANSILVANIA 2017

Transilvania IFF announces its 12 titles in competition

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- Eight movies are first features, and seven are European productions or co-productions

Transilvania IFF announces its 12 titles in competition
Playground by Bartosz Kowalski

Twelve first or second features will be competing for the Transilvania Trophy at the 16th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (2-11 June, Cluj-Napoca). After last year’s Trophy was won by Bogdan Mirică’s Dogs [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Bogdan Mirica
film profile
]
, this year no Romanian feature is competing for the festival’s top award, as several promising domestic films are waiting for more visible festivals to make their international debuts.

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According to artistic director Mihai Chirilov, this year’s selection focuses on “life’s truths and fiction’s dares”; thus, the gathering is adopting a “truth or dare” approach to discovering or promoting the promising new voices of cinema. Seven of the 12 films hail from Europe, but Australia, the Middle East and South America are also represented in the TIFF competition.

The 12 films competing for the edition’s awards are Playground [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Bartosz M. Kowalski
film profile
]
 by Bartosz Kowalski (Poland), Glory [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Petar Valchanov
interview: Petar Valchanov, Kristina G…
film profile
]
 by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov (Bulgaria/Greece), Heartstone [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
film profile
]
 by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson (Iceland), Hounds of Love by Ben Young (Australia), Zeus by Miguel Calderon (Mexico), Simulation by Abed Abest (Iran), God's Own Country [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Francis Lee
film profile
]
 by Francis Lee (UK), My Happy Family [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon G…
film profile
]
 by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross (Georgia/Germany), Land of the Little People [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 by Yaniv Berman (Israel/Palestine), Chrysanthemums Time [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 by Dmytro Moiseiev (Ukraine), Dolphins Go East [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 by Gonzalo Delgado and Veronica Perrotta (Uruguay/Argentina/Germany), and The One-Eyed King [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 by Marc Crehuet (Spain).

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