Today starts in Sibiu the 4th edition of ESTE Film Festival, a celebration of the European film. Between 17th and 21st of April, the most awarded and appreciated European productions (and not only) reach Sibiu.
Melania, a 15 years old high school student gets pregnant with Emi, a classmate. Melania does not tell anyone she’s pregnant, not even to Emi, or to her parents.
I did watch this movie a few months ago, but learning that it has won the best foreign movie Oscar award, I thought it needed a nice review from us.
Having a friend studying at the Film and Theater University means that I finally get to find out and see all the cool movies of the moment. And as I recently got a batch of brand new and very good movies, I started my journey into the European Cinematography with Paul Verhoeven’s latest movie, Elle.
Astra Film Festival is a major event in the European film community and Romania’s leading documentary festival. The Festival is located in the Transylvanian city of Sibiu, and it is unique in South-Eastern Europe.
Paradise: Hope is is Ulrich Seidl’s third movie from the trilogy Paradise, together with Love and Faith. Paradise: Hope tells the story of overweight 13-year-old Melanie and her first love, which happens to be her director of weight loss camp, a doctor at least 40 years older than her.
La Grande Bellezza is a perfectly produced tragicomedy of the high class society of Rome. But the high class society over 50 years old.
Stockholm won this year’s Transilvania Film Festival Competition so I saw it in the cinema a couple of months ago. Rodrigo Sorogoyen seems to have mainly directed TV Series so far and one movie in 2008 (8 Dates), but which seems to have remained known only in Spain (winning some national prizes there).
Stockholm on the other hand, won quite a lot of prizes since it was launched and participated in some of the important film festivals around the globe this year, but it seems that only the jury in Romania discovered the ‘something special’ in it and gave it the competition grand prize.
Borgman is a homeless man who enters the lives of an upper-class family and very fast manages to destroy their perfect universe.
Vinko Bresnan is a director I must admit, I have never heard before, but his latest movie was presented in this year’s Transilvania International Film Festival and this is how it got to my attention.