TIFFing today? Meet and greet Armand Assante

Oana Vasiliu 05/06/2017 | 11:31

The well-known actor Armand Assante returns to Romania, this time to present The Wanderers, at exactly ten years since one of the most appreciated Romanian movies has been released, California Dreamin.

Also, the public can meet the American actor Armand Assante on Monday,  June 5, starting from 5 P.M., at TIFF Lounge in Unirii Square. The actor will talk to journalist Mihnea Măruță and the cinema lovers just two hours before the international premiere of The Wanderers (directed by Dragoș Buliga). The screening of the fantasy horror filmed in Romania is scheduled at 7:15 P.M., at Cinema Florin Piersic. Details and tickets, here.

Armand Assante has an impressive career in cinema, with four Golden Globes nominations and an honorary award for the entire artistic activity received from the Westchester Film Festival in 2007. Little Darlings (1980), Striptease (1996), The Odissey (1997) or American Gangster (2007) are some of the movies which brought him world wide recognition.

At Transilvania IFF, Armand Assante will also present California Dreamin’ (Unfinished), directed by Cristi Nemescu, screened on Wednesday, June 7, 10 years after its first release. Details and tickets, here.

What’s on TIFF

Also, the competition of the 16th edition of the TIFF features directors on their first or second film and this year maps a veritable conflict zone: stories on the edge of a knife inspired by real events or personal experiences, challenging situations and daring approaches, moral fables that are either extreme or nuanced beyond clarity, all taken on by emerging directors taking the kinds of risks that will surely bring them recognition. Of the 12 titles competing for the Transilvania Trophy, 8 are feature debuts.

If you can’t come to Cluj Napoca to attend TIFF, don’t worry. Some of the movies are screened in Bucharest at Afi Palace.

Read also: Interview. Tudor Giurgiu: What to expect from TIFF 2017?

This year’s Romanian Days section (June 8-10) presents 27 titles— 13 features and 14 shorts — selected out of over 120 submissions. Five of this year’s features are world premieres. And, like every year, Transilvania IFF’s Romanian Days will bring together hundreds of industry figures from Romania and around the world.

The enigmatic rebel of French cinema, a European film icon, and one of the world’s most beloved actors, the legendary Alain Delon comes to Romania for the first time as a special guest of the 16th edition of the TIFF. The French star, who is often cited as one of the most beautiful men of all time, conquered the hearts and minds of the audiences during the golden age of European cinema. TIFF will award Alain Delon the Lifetime Achievement Award for exceptional artistic contribution. In his honor, on June 9, the Unirii Square will host a special screening of  Pour la peau d’un flic / For a Cop’s Hide (1981), a thriller directed by the great French actor and which also features Delon in the starring role.

Business Review will report daily from TIFF 2017.

Photo courtesy of TIFF

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