documentary “The home”, directed by Radu Ciorniciuc, who was awarded, among others, at Sundance, DOK.fest Munich and Krakow FF, will be presented on the first night of the festival.
For four years, the director documented the adventure that the Enache family went through: from a life in complete harmony with nature, in the Văcăreşti Delta, until this space became the Văcăreşti Natural Park – the first urban natural park in Romania – to live full of challenges in the Capital. As family members strive to conform to the rules of civilization while trying to keep in touch with nature and the harmony between them, questions arise about their place in the world and how the future may look for each.
The film will be screened on August 12, immediately after midnight.
documentary “Collective“, Directed by Alexander Nanau, had its world premiere at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, out of competition. It was later presented at the Toronto IFF and Zurich, and in January at Sundance.
It is an observational documentary that tells the story of the first year after the fire in the Bucharest club Colectiv, which led to the death of 64 people. The film follows authorities and journalists, seeking to expose the truth. It is a film about the system versus people, about truth versus manipulation, about personal interest versus public interest, about courage and responsibility.
The film will be screened on the night of August 13, at 01.00.
„5 minute“, written and directed by Dan Chişu, had its world premiere in October 2019, in the official competition of the 35th edition of the Warsaw International Film Festival. The feature film was to run in Romanian cinemas in March, but the launch was postponed.
The drama stars Mihai Călin, Diana Cavallioti, Emanuel Pârvu, Ana Radu, Elvira Deatcu, Adrian Titieni, Gabi Huian and Aida Economu.
Dan Chişu’s fiction feature film is inspired by real facts. A controversial film about a couple of two women is running in a cinema in Bucharest. Shortly after the film began, several spectators stood up and protested against the LGBT community, with members present in the hall. The press accused the Gendarmerie of not intervening to end the conflict in which a young man was injured and arrived at the hospital. The film focuses on the story of the man who led the team of gendarmes in the action at the cinema, through an investigation made by a young journalist known for her unusually daring reports.
The film will be screened on August 14, at 9.15 pm.
“The Terrible Ivan”, an unconventional story about people and places told by Ivana Mladenović, was awarded last year by the jury of the Cineasti del Presente section in Locarno and this year was nominated for best film at Belgrade-Fest.
Serbian actress Ivana works and lives in Romania, but after several health problems she decides to spend the summer on the other side of the Danube, in Kladovo, her hometown, surrounded by family. The mayor proposes to be the image of the most important local event – the Friendship Bridge music festival – and, although not very convinced, Ivana accepts. With the arrival of her eccentric friends from Bucharest and as the gossip about her love affair with a much younger man spreads in the city, Ivana reaches the threshold of a nervous breakdown. Family and friends are invited to bring their own emotions to the screen and to interpret themselves in a film story about a woman who cannot find her place on either side of the Danube.
The main role is played by Ivana Mladenović, and the cast includes Luka Gramić, Ivana’s parents: Gordana Mladenović and Miodrag Mladenović, brother Kosta Mladenović, grandmother Zivka Sorejević, Andrei Dinescu and the late artist Anca Pop.
The film will be screened on the night of August 14, at 01.00.
“Malmkrog” At the beginning of this year, he brought Cristi Puiu the directing award for the Encounters section of the Berlin International Film Festival.
His sixth feature film is based on “Trois entretiens”, a text by the Russian philosopher Vladimir Soloviov. The cast includes Frédéric Schulz-Richard, Agathe Bosch, Diana Sakalauskaité, Marina Palii, Ugo Broussot and István Téglás.
The action takes place at Nikolai’s mansion (Frédéric Schulz-Richard), around Christmas, where, among others, a politician, a young countess and an army general are invited. I have dinner and talk, get involved in board games. As the party progresses, the discussion becomes more heated, cultural differences begin to stand out and the atmosphere becomes tense. In the end, everyone is the victim of their own speech.
The film will be screened on August 15, at 11.50 pm, after the closing gala of the festival.
Anonymous 2020 will begin with the screening of the feature film “The Father”, directed by Florian Zeller, starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman.
The 17th edition of the festival will take place exclusively outdoors, with a maximum of 400 participants in each screening. Access to the screenings is free and will be possible only based on reservations (tickets with a value of 0) made on eventbook.ro, starting with August 11th.
The program also includes two short film competitions, Romanian and international, as well as meetings and dialogues between filmmakers and the public.