Comedy Cluj: the place to be this weekend

Newsroom 28/10/2016 | 09:22

With two low cost airlines offering special prices from Bucharest to Cluj Napoca in an only 45 minutes flight, this city is the place to be this weekend for a good laugh at the eight edition of Comedy Cluj International Film Festival. The festival already kicked off last Friday and their offer suggests movies from “exotic” countries that are not usually to be found in the cinema, such as Kazakhstan, Lebanon, North Korea, Taiwan or Guatemala.

A new element of this year’s edition will be the section “Comedy Exotic”, a selection of films from rarely accessible cinematographic areas to the Romanian audience. As 99% of the movies in the Romanian cinematographs are blockbusters from Hollywood, Comedy Cluj will break the ice by bringing films made in other parts of the world.

“Comedy Cluj is a new cinematic experience for the audience, as well as the challenge of discovering new films that we don’t usually have access to, from countries that we would hardly be able to visit. Most certainly we will have fun seeing how common comedy movie subjects are filmed in a surprising way when it is shot in Asia or South America. We also have the opportunity to discover completely new traditions, but also very different systems, like the one from North Korea”, says Bogdan Besliu, artistic director of the festival, who selected the films, on their official website.

Program suggestions for the weekend:

Friday, October 28

Cinema Florin Piersic

18:00 Competition Atomic Falafel

Synopsis: Two girls from nuclear towns in Israel and Iran spill their countries most valuable secrets on Facebook while trying to prevent a nuclear crisis.


20:30 Competition Radio Cortile

Synopsis: Fabio, a late night radio host, has built a loyal audience with his love of cruel jokes and sadistic insults. When a young and beautiful singer with a shadowy past, Nadia, has to be interviewed by Fabio on air, their conversation will rock his world in totally unexpected ways.

Cinema Victoria

19:00 Razvan Vasilescu – Stand Up Comedy –”Era Ok și la 60”

Saturday, October 29

Cinema Victoria

17:00 Shorts competition: Independent

Cinema Florin Piersic

19:00 – Closing Gala and Afacerea Est movie

Synopsis: Two Moldavian friends begin a journey full of adventures and suspense trying various business ideas in order to earn enough money to achieve their dreams. A film that doesn’t miss out on the brilliant humor of Igor Cobileanski.


Sunday, October 30

Cinema Florin Piersic

15:00 Shorts animation

18:00 French Cuisine

Synopsis: A complicated story around a seaside gastronomic hotel-restaurant run by a dysfunctional family. Butter included.

Oana Vasiliu

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