Romanian presence at the 72nd Festival de Cannes
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival begins with Romanian cinema impressively represented.
La Gomera/ The Whistler
by Corneliu Porumboiu
Not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarked by the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of treachery and deception. A secret whistling language spoken on the Spanish island of La Gomera might just be what they need to pull it off.
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019 – 10:00 PM (GRAND THÉÂTRE LUMIÈRE)
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019 – 08:30 AM (GRAND THÉÂTRE LUMIÈRE)
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019 – 9:45 PM (SOIXANTIÈME THEATRE)
Ultimul Drum Spre Mare/The Last Trip to the Seaside by Adi Voicu
Short film – Semaine de la Critique
Six passengers are traveling to the seaside in a train compartment. After a while, a suspicion makes some of them lose their composure and the remainder of the trip goes terribly wrong.
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019 – 2:15 PM (MIRAMAR)
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019 – 8:00 PM (MIRAMAR) with crew
The Package by Dušan Kasalica (Montenegro)
& Teodora Ana Mihai (Romania / Belgium)
Short film – Quinzaine des Realisateurs
After several years in Paris, Damir, professional saxophonist, returns to Sarajevo for a unique concert. One of his friends asked him to bring a gift to her best friend, Elma, who is waiting for Damir with some surprises…
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019 – 4:45 PM (THÉÂTRE CROISETTE, JW MARRIOTT)
Cătălin Mitulescu, jury member
Cinefondation and Short Film Competition
Catalin Mitulescu was born in 1972 in Bucharest, Romania. His school short films Bucharest-Wien 8:15 and 17 Minutes Late were both selected in the Cinéfondation in 2001 and 2002. He won the Short Film Palme d’or for Traffic in 2004. In 2006, his first feature film, The Way I Spent the End of the World, was selected for Un Certain Regard and received Best Actress Award. Loverboy, his second film, premiered at Un Certain Regard in 2011 and won prizes in Sarajevo and Vilnius FF. By the Rails, his third feature, had its International Premiere at Karlovy Vary IFF in 2016, where it was awarded a Special Mention. He recently completed Heidi, his fourth film, to be released in 2019.
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