Romanian Films Racing at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival – Romanian Journal

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Three famous Romanian film directors are attending the 75th International Film Festival.

Christian Mungiu participates in the official selection of Palmdor’s latest work “RMN”. The screening is scheduled for Saturday and the team’s traditional press conference is scheduled for Sunday noon. Little is known about the film, except that the action takes place in the village of Transylvania, where Matthias has returned from Germany. There he finds his family – his son, father, mother, ex-girlfriend and more.

Christian Mungiu was first elected in Cannes in 2002, just 20 years ago. At that time, his first feature film “Occident” marked the parallel selection “Quinzaine des réalisateurs”. Five years later, in 2007, Mungiu left Cannes, leaving La Palmedor for the movie “4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days”. In 2012, “After the Hills” won three awards in Cannes. Best Screenplay Award and actresses Cosmina Stratan and Christina Frutur won the Women’s Performance Award. In 2016, the director will return to Cannes with the movie “Bachelor’s Degree,” which won the Best Director Award.

However, in Cannes, Christian Mungiu is not only accompanied by the movie, but is also called a judge. Therefore, in 2013 he was part of the jury for the 66th edition, chaired by Steven Spielberg of the United States, and in 2017 he was the jury for the Cinéfondation, where the school film will be screened, and the president of the short film. ..

At the UnCertain Regard, the main parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, Romanian director Alexander Berg competes with the first feature film of the year, Metronom, after the famous musical show broadcast by Radio Free Europe in the 1970s. .. The film evokes a love story between two high school students of that era in Romania.

Romania’s third filmmaker, La Dujude, who first came to Cannes in 2013, will screen the short film “Potemkinists” of “Quinzaine des réalisateurs” for the first time in the world next week. “Section. The story of the film written and directed by Jude begins with the story of a Russian sailor on the Pochomkin cruiser who rebelled against Moscow in 1905, rebelled in Romania and demanded political asylum.

Finally, Cosmina Stratan will also appear on the big screen this year in the French Arnaud Desplechin movie “Frère et soeur” in Cannes. In the movie, she plays the famous French actress Marion Cotillard. Also, let’s say the Sequences Association is coming to Cannes this year with 12 short films. These films will be screened in the Romanian short film program. Romanian Films Racing at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival – Romanian Journal

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