„3/4”, the winner of the Ceau, Cinema! Award „Răzvan Georgescu”

„3/4”, the winner of the Ceau, Cinema! Award „Răzvan Georgescu”

The Bulgarian film „3/4”, made by the young director Ilian Metev, was selected by the jury as the winner of „Răzvan Georgescu” award for the best film in competition at the fifth edition of the festival Ceau, Cinema!, which took place during July 19th – 22nd in Timișoara and Gottlob and which summed over 3.000 viewers. The jury made of actress Alina Grigore, the film critic Ileana Bîrsan and the director Florin Iepan decided that the Ceau, Cinema! Award „Răzvan Georgescu” go to the production „3/4”, the fiction debut of the Bulgarian director Ilian Metev. The award amounts €1.500 and it is granted by the festival. The jury explained their option through ”the courage and credibility that the director and the actors use to make us witness the deconstruction of a relation between a father and his sons, their individual detachment from the family and turn their mother’s absence into a subtle, but defining presence and a source of emotions, without falling...
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„The Story of a Summer Lover” will open Ceau, Cinema!

„The Story of a Summer Lover” will open Ceau, Cinema!

„Povestea unui pierde-vară” (”The Story of a Summer Lover”), directed by Paul Negoescu and staring Alexandru Papadopol in the leading role, will be released at Timișoara in the opening night of Ceau, Cinema! Festival. The audience will also have the opportunity to view three of the most awaited new Romanian documentaries, „Procesul” (”The Trial”), „Dacii liberi” (”The Free Dacians”) and „Licu, a Romanian story”, as well as „Pororoca”, by Constantin Popescu. Compared with Woody Allen’s films, „The Story of a Summer Lover” (2018) is focused on a 42 years old math teacher at the Polytechnic University in Bucharest, who has to change his life style and grow up as soon as his open relationship with his partner begins to get complicated. It is the third fiction film of the young director Paul Negoescu, after ”A Month in Thailand” and „Two Lottery Tickets”, the successful independent comedy which opened Ceau, Cinema! in 2016. ”The Story of a Summer Lover” will have a...
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Premieres for Romania, in the competition of Ceau, Cinema!

Premieres for Romania, in the competition of Ceau, Cinema!

Six films made by directors from Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine have been selected in the competition of the fifth edition of Ceau, Cinema! Festival, which will take place during July 19th-22nd in Timişoara and Gottlob. Five of the six films competing for the Ceau, Cinema! Award „Răzvan Georgescu” and for the Audience Award, offered by Casa Auto Timişoara, will have their premiere in Romania. Two of them are made by young female directors. Selected in 2017 for the Cannes Festival Un Certain Regard section, „Out” is the debut film of the Slovak director György Kristóf. „Out” follows the trip through Eastern Europe of a man in his fifties, who is in search of a job, but who finnaly gets involved in several strange incidents. „3/4” is the fiction feature debut of the Bulgarian director Ilian Metev, who won the Golden Leopard award for Cineasti del presente at Locarno 2017 and the great prize of the international competition at Sofia Festival 2018....
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Review Andrei Ujică at Ceau, Cinema!

Review Andrei Ujică at Ceau, Cinema!

Andrei Ujică, one of the most appreciated representatives of the world’s New Non-Fictional Cinema, will be paid homage and reviewed at the fifth edition of Ceau Cinema! Festival, which will take place during July 19th – 22nd in Timișoara and Gottlob. The director will come to Ceau, Cinema! to show to the audience from Timișoara his trilogy focused on the end of Communism – ”Videograms of a Revolution”, ”Out of the Present” and ”The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaușescu” – and to hold a masterclass. Andrei Ujică is born on 1951, in Timișoara, where he made his early debut as a writer. Having graduated Philology, he went to Germany in 1981, where he joined the academic community, teaching literary theory, filmology and mediology, at the University of Mannheim. During 2001 and 2017, he was a professor within the film department at the Arts and Design Public University from Karlsruhe, and during 2002 and 2017, the director of the Film Institute within the Art...
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The Ceau, Cinema! Trophy, in memory of director Răzvan Georgescu

The Ceau, Cinema! Trophy, in memory of director Răzvan Georgescu

The Trophy of the Ceau, Cinema! Festival Competition from Timișoara will be dedicated, as from this year, to the memory of the late director Răzvan Georgescu. Starting with the fifth edition of the festival, the award for the best film will be named the Ceau, Cinema! Trophy „Răzvan Georgescu”, in memory of the well-known documentary director. He passed away on July 24th, 2017, at the age of 51, in Germany, his country of residence since 1989, when he left Timișoara. In 2015, on the second edition of the festival, the renovated cinema theater from Gottlob (Timiș county), was inaugurated with the documentary „Trading Germans” (2014), in the presence of Răzvan Georgescu, one of the closest friends and supporters of the festival. The director came back at Ceau, Cinema! in 2016, as a member of the competition section jury. On the fifth edition, which will take place during July 19th – 22nd, 2018, Răzvan Georgescu will be honoured with a screening of the documentary „Testimony”,...
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