As the submission deadline is over, the eighth edition of the Transilvania IFF (May 29 – June 7, Cluj-Napoca, Romania) is beginning to shape up. Over 250 films are expected to be screened in this year’s TIFF.
The opening gala on Friday, May 29, will be highlighted by the national premiere of Cristian Mungiu’s latest film, Tales from the Golden Age, a collection of Romanian urban legends from the communist era, written by Mungiu and directed by Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Hofer, Razvan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu and Cristian Mungiu.
Unlike 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days, Tales from the Golden Age is a comedy based on the most hilarious Romanian urban legends of the 1980s, restoring the humour which helped most of Romanians survive the communist regime. The Tales include iconic moments from the childhood and youth of the 1965-1970 generations: singing the national anthem at the beginning of every school day, shouting in the streets whenever an official car would pass by, the happiness of sharing a banana on Christmas Eve, selling empty bottles for pocket money and many other.
Oh boy oh boy, can't wait for this year's filmfest, I'm definitely flying home in May, cannot miss it! ^_^ I'll be moving in the theaters for 10 days! I remember how we skipped class and went to see the films and I even skipped work with my boss last year. This year it will be nothing but films, all day long!