Friday, September 17, The Lodger cine-concert will be screened for the TIFF audience. The Lodger is one of Alfred Hitchcock's first films is based on the story of Jack The Ripper. When the owners Marie Ault and her husband Arthur Chesney receive a new tenant (Ivor Novello), they are happy: he is calm, humble and pays the rent in advance. But his mysterious and suspicious behavior makes them wonder if he is the killer who terrorizes blonde girls. Their daughter, Daisy, is much less worried, her attraction to him being obvious. As the suspicion that the new tenant may not be what it seems, the tension reaches almost unbearable levels.
The Lodger, the silent film that Hitchcock directed in 1927, is generally recognized as the one in which the artist found his own style: the distinct combination of death and fetishism, humor and intense tension. The film will be accompanied musically by the Oradea based artist Dubase. In 2002, he founded the Guerilla Outernational label, the logo under which he organizes numerous parties and promotes breaks with Leizaboy.
L'Inhumaine is a French science fiction film, released in 1924, directed by Marcel L'Herbier and is scheduled for the 18th of September. The film stands out for its experimental techniques and for the collaboration of many renowned specialists in the decorative arts, architecture and music, causing much controversy at its release. The cine-concert performed by Karpov not Kasparov premiered in Lyon in April 2019 during the French-Romanian Cultural Season. Famous singer Claire Lescot, who lives on the outskirts of Paris, is courted by many men, including a maharajah, Djorah of Nopur, and a young Swedish scientist, Einar Norsen. At her lavish parties she enjoys their amorous attentions, but remains insensitive to their advances. As she announces her intention to go on a trip around the world, she finds out that Norsen committed suicide because of her. As she visits the place where Norsen's body is and as she recognizes his feelings for him, she discovers that he is alive.
Karpov not Kasparov are known for their live concerts from all over Europe (they have played in 40 of the 44 European countries) but also for their series of avant-garde concerts. Their 2016 album was declared the best of the year by Scena9.ro and "probably the best genre album of the last ... 30 years in Romania" by Muzici & Faze.
Sunday, September 19th, Simona Strungaru and Sebastian Burneci will bring to life a collection of Romanian archive short films from the first half of the 20th century, a true testimony of the early Romanian cinema. From reverie to burlesque comedy, the collection “De haz, de necaz”, created especially for TIFF Oradea, opens a window on life from the beginning of the 20th century.
The public will be able to watch the following short films:
Haplea (r. Marin Iorda, 1928)
Năzbâtiile lui Haplea (d. Traian Popescu-Tracipone, 1948)
Lache în Harem (d. Marcel Blossoms, Little Kellerman, 1927)
Gogulică CFR (r. Cornel Dumitrescu, 1929).
With the support of the National Center of Cinematography and the National Film Archive.
A graduate of the Master of Music at the Amsterdam Conservatory, Simona Strungaru is a multi-talented musician, conductor, composer and pianist. Permanent conductor of the Bucharest Jazz Orchestra and Sonomania ensembles, she composes film music, records original music, and performs at international genre festivals.
Born in Constanța, in a family of musicians, son of one of the founding members of the legendary Pop-Rock, Red and Black band, Sebastian Burneci is both founder and leader of the Bucharest Jazz Orchestra and first trumpeter and soloist of the Broadband Big Band Romanian. Bucharest Jazz Orchestra is the only private Big Band with permanent activity in Romania dedicated to the interpretation of contemporary jazz creations in collaboration with international artists such as Alex Sipiagin.