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21 May 2024

Unirii Open Air: Premieres, sparkling comedies and box office hits

The Unirii Open Air programme for the 23rd edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (June 14-24, 2024, Cluj-Napoca) will bring to the audience Romanian film premieres, sparkling comedies, documentaries on the power of sports, and epic historical productions. Tickets for the films in Piața Unirii, as well as for other TIFF.23 events, are available online at htt...

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21 May 2024

The What’s Up Doc? competition at TIFF.23

Este al treilea an în care secțiunea What’s Up Doc? are o competiție dedicată în cadrul Festivalului Internațional de Film Transilvania, iar cele 10 titluri selecționate propun o întindere la limită a ideii de documentar, adunând laolaltă formate clasice, hibrid, ba chiar și o ficțiune abil camuflată în estetica de verité a genului.  “Pariul acestei selecții a fost de la b...

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21 May 2024

Transilvania IFF.23 - Official Competition

Dedicated to 1st and 2nd time directors, the international competitions of the 23rd Transilvania International Film Festival (Cluj-Napoca, June 14-24, 2024) have been announced. 12 productions are running for the Transilvania Trophy and the other awards of the Official Competition, while 10 documentaries will compete for the What’s Up, Doc? award. "The films of the Official...

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21 May 2024

Romanian Film Days at Transilvania IFF 2023: Showcasing the latest and finest in Romanian Cinema

The selection for the Romanian Days at Transilvania International Film Festival 23rd edition highlights the latest and most relevant cinematic productions. This year's lineup includes 12 feature films and 10 short films competing for the three awards of the competition – Best Feature Film, Best Debut, and Best Short Film. The selection also features previously awarded Romanian...

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21 May 2024

Japanese experiences at Transilvania IFF 23

Focus Japan will be completed at Transilvania IFF by a series of experiences supported by the Center for Romanian Japanese Studies: a MANGA workshop presented by illustrator Anca Toma Noctis Art, an Origami workshop by artist Alexandra Baranyi, and an IKEBANA workshop by Andreea Georgescu. Demmers will demonstrate the Tea Ceremony. NEZUMI by Nemira, the first MANGA imprint i...

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21 May 2024

Focus Japan at Transilvania IFF.23: Tribute to Japanese cinema

The 23rd edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (June 14-24, 2024, Cluj-Napoca) pays homage to Japanese cinema through Focus Japan, an eclectic program that brings together films of reference in cinema history, the top acclaimed recent productions, as well as workshops and special programs. Focus Japan is organized at Transilvania IFF with the support of the...

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20 May 2024

TIFF.23: Garden Party at Bánffy Castle in Răscruci

Bánffy Castle in Răscruci, a freshly renovated architectural gem, opens its doors wide for the 23rd edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (June 14 – June 24, 2024). The estate near Cluj-Napoca will host the Garden Party at the Castle, an event that combines film with music. On Tuesday, June 18, after 6:00 PM, guests are welcomed to an evening that will include...

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20 May 2024

Film Food: Sugar and Stars

Becoming a name in the elitist world of pastry is no easy feat, especially if you've had a difficult childhood and often had to fight just for survival. Yet, at the age of 22, Yazid Ichemrahen managed, with great ambition and talent, to become one of the most appreciated pastry chefs of his generation. The movie Sugar and Stars, based on his autobiography, is a fascinating jour...

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20 May 2024

Film Food: A Chef for Dalí

Director David Pujol made both a documentary about Salvador Dalí and a miniseries about Ferrán Adrià, one of the most influential contemporary chefs, so it's no surprise he ended up making a film that brings these two creative geniuses together. A Chef for Dalí introduces us to Fernando, a talented chef who flees from Barcelona to the village of Cadaqués after taking part in de...

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20 May 2024

Film Food: Buddha jumps over the wall

"Buddha Jumps Over the Wall" is the name of a shark fin soup specific to the Fujian cuisine in China, considered a delicacy. It is said that when a Buddhist monk first smelled this soup, he couldn't resist and jumped over a wall to reach it, and that Buddha himself would have done the same if he were in his place. This is also the title of the documentary directed by Pedro Peir...

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20 May 2024

Transilvania IFF.23 kicks off with Dogman by Luc Besson

The thousands of spectators expected at the Opening Gala of the 23rd edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (Cluj-Napoca, June 14-24, 2024) are in for an intense and memorable cinematic experience on the evening that marks the beginning of eleven days filled with films, cine-concerts, and special events. On Friday, June 14, at 8:45 PM, the legendary director Lu...

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20 May 2024

Cine-concerts at Transilvania IFF.23: a lost film, D.W. Griffith’s shorts, Dracula & jazz

City Without Jews (dir. Hans Karl Breslauer, Austria), a masterpiece of the silent era from 1924, continues the series of cine-concerts at the 23rd edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (June 14-24, 2024), opened by Metropolis (1927) and A Page of Madness (1926). The film will be accompanied live by world-renowned klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and celebrate...

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20 May 2024

Cine-concert A Page of Madness

The list of TIFF.23 cine-concerts continues with a provocative Japanese horror - A Page of Madness (dir. Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japan, 1926), performed live by Irina-Margareta Nistor and the CelloFun band. A Page of Madness is an experimental silent thriller. Considered lost for 45 years, the film is the product of an avant-garde group of artists from Japan, known as Shinkankakuha...