For the first time in the history of the Transilvania International Film Festival, the documentary genre will host a dedicated competition. What’s wrong, Doc? , The long-standing section of TIFF has been reorganized in the 21st edition of the festival and is intended only for directors around the world who have appeared in the first or second feature-length documentaries of their careers. The new competition category includes 10 titles competing for the Best Film Award (equivalent to € 2,000) from three judges from the film industry and world culture.
“At first it was an idea for a documentary competition, but I wasn’t sure exactly what we were looking for or where we could do it. Dozens or hundreds with the same team in charge of the official competition. I looked at the documentaries and gradually looked at my profile. I myself discovered more and more hybrid documentaries and works that recklessly and sometimes boldly deviated from the conventions of this genre. Because of this, What’s Up, Doc? Allows almost everything, including movies that blur the line between fiction and documentary and don’t know exactly what you’re watching. “ Mihai Chirilov, TIFF’s artistic director.
Local production opens a list of 10 titles selected programmatically. To me you are Ceausescu Is a real meta film in a slippery experimental location between fiction and documentary. Sebastian Mihăilescu’s revolutionary debut, awarded at the Doclisboa and Ji.hlava Profile Festival, was reconstructed in the hangar by a group of millennials chosen after casting, rather than by the title dictator and his authoritarian regime. About the revolutionary youth year of.
BrotherhoodDirected by Francesco Montagne, he won the Golden Leopard Award at the 2021 Locarno International Film Festival for the fascinating story of three brothers from Bosnia born to a shepherd’s family. Their lives changed dramatically when their father, an Islamic preacher known for their radical beliefs, was sentenced to imprisonment.
Bucolic, The first feature film by director Karol Parka explores the universe of an isolated village in Poland. There, Denusia and her daughter live in the same rhythm as the laws of nature, surrounded by the spirit of animals and those who are not with us. Instead of idealizing country life, documentaries build a fascinating image of loneliness and the need to belong. The village world has been analyzed by director Morgane Dziurla-Petit, who has been recorded in Excess Will Save Us that she has returned to her hometown with a lot of black humor and fictional intervention. As you approach the people at home and the crazy family, you’ll find that most of them share a common dream. It is to leave the village where they have lived their lives.
Almost completely shot in a car with a fixed camera in the back seat, Plain David Eastil’s work is a real-life road movie where you can witness a man talking over the phone or with a passenger on the left from the steering wheel for three hours. From the week of Venetian critics, we arrive at TIFF The Chase for Gold / Mother Lode, a hybrid documentary by Italian debut director Matteo Toton about a young man who has stepped into the ruthless world of the Andean gold mine in Peru. .. Beautifully shot in La Rinconada above 5,000 meters above sea level, this brutal black-and-white poem depicts the extreme sacrifices desperate people make for a better life at the risk of losing their lives.
With the disappearance of the Soviet Union, there were no locals on the island of Ostrov, father-to-son fishermen. Abandoned in isolation, they continue poaching today, jeopardizing their daily lives and their freedom to survive. Ostrov-Lost Island (Director Svetlana Rodina, Laurent Stoop) presents a rough fragment of their existence to TIFF viewers in a devastated world on the border between utopia and dystopia. Between the bodies of water, visual artist Julian Karani places his story from the fascinating Atlantis / Atlantis. There, young Venetian people are dedicated to building motorboats to help set new records in the boat enthusiast community. Provocative reality manipulation, and therefore the puzzlement of many critics, the film premiered in the Horizon section of Venice.
Following in the footsteps of a secret radio broadcast, Channel 54, The debut of Argentine director Lucas Lariera reveals the entire series of strange characters and conspiracy theories born around the landing. There are also many strange characters in the mysterious case of crime that seems to annoy the police in the suspicious suburbs of Brussels.Procedural documentary shot in black and white For a fist of french fries (Director Jean Libon, Yves Hinant) is a combination of a detective thriller and a black comedy, where the details of gastronomy shed light on complex investigations and thoroughness.
What’s wrong, Doc? It will be available in TIFF 2022 based on your TIFF card subscription. This is online, limited edition, Event book platform..
https://www.romaniajournal.ro/spare-time/10-films-racing-for-the-whats-up-doc-award-for-the-first-time-at-tiff-2022/ First prize in 10 movies TIFF 2022 competing for “What’s Up, Doc?” – Romanian Journal