TIFF: lights, camera, action for 6.9 on the Richter Scale

Newsroom 26/05/2016 | 16:36

Only one day until the beginning of the 15th edition of Transylvania International Film Festival, which takes place in Cluj-Napoca, from May 27 to June 5.

6.9 on the Richter Scale, Nae Caranfil’s latest film, will have its world premiere during the opening gala of TIFF. The author of Romanian box-office hits such as Filantropica and The Rest is Silence returns with his seventh feature film, a burlesque comedy with musical elements about midlife crisis, love, depression, and an obsessive fear of earthquakes.

A comedy which is “partly realistic, partly unrealistic” according to writer-director Nae Caranfil, 6.9 on the Richter Scale is the story of a young theater actor who has a hard time balancing his complicated part in a musical comedy, a jealous wife bordering on depression, and the obsession with a great and devastating earthquake, announced as imminent by all the experts. But the true “earthquake” for him turns out to be the unexpected reappearance of his own father after decades of absence. Manipulative and amoral, he takes over his son’s world, turning his whole existence upside down, notes the official website of the festival.

The actors screened are Teodor Corban, Laurențiu Bănescu, Maria Obretin, and Simona Arsu. Vivi Drăgan Vasile is the Director of Photography, and Cătălin Cristuțiu is editor of the film. A Romania-Bulgaria-Hungary co-production presented at the 2014 Berlinale Co-production Market, 6,9 on the Richter Scale is produced by Mobra Film, Korund-X. and Cinemafilm, with support from Eurimages. The film will be distributed in Romania by Voodoo Films.

The opening gala will precede the screening from 8:30 PM and will include a memorable performance by the famous French band Transe Express. Street art pioneers, the dancers, acrobats, and musicians of Transe Express have already performed in 80 countries.  They opened, among other things, the 1992 Olympics Games in Albertville and the 2009 Ski World Championships in Val d’Isere.

6.9 on the Richter Scale will be screened in the Unirii Square on Friday, May 27, at 9:45 PM, in the presence of Nae Caranfil. The tickets cost RON 30 and can be bought in advanced from www.biletmaster.ro.

Photo courtesy of Closer to the moon Facebook page

Oana Vasiliu

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