The actors Vlad Ivanov, Maria Drăguş and Mălina Manovici, in the jury of Ceau, Cinema! Film Festival

The actors Vlad Ivanov, Maria Drăguş and Mălina Manovici will be the jury of the international competition within the 6th edition of Ceau, Cinema! Festival, which will take place during July 18th – 21st in Timişoara and Gottlob.

Vlad Ivanov is one of the most frequently casted Romanian actors, with a spectacular career both in the Romanian and international cinema. Famous for the terrifying character form „4 months, 3
weeks and 2 days” (2007), which brought to the director Cristian Mungiu the Palme d`Or Trophy at Cannes, Vlad Ivanov played in tens of films and received multiple awards.

He played a series of memorable characters in films like ”Police, Adjective” (2009, d. Corneliu Porumboiu), ”Child’s Pose” (2013, d. Călin Peter Netzer), ”Snowpiercer” (2013, d. Bong Joon-ho), where he was casted together with stars like Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris or John Hurt, ”Graduation” (2016, d. Cristian Mungiu), ”Dogs” (2016, d. Bogdan Mirică), ”One Step Behind the Seraphim” (2017, d. Daniel Sandu) or ”Sunset” (2018, d. László Nemes).

His latest leading role is in ”La Gomera” (2019), directed by Corneliu Porumboiu and selected in premiere in the Competition of Cannes Film Festival.

Born in Romania, Maria Drăguş is one of the most promising young actresses from Germany, where she studied ballet at Palucca School from Dresda. She became famous with her role in ”The White Ribbon” (2009), for which the great director Michael Haneke had won the Palme d`Or. Her performance brought her in 2010 the trophy for the Best Supporting Actress at the German Film Awards.

After several appearances in TV shows and films in Germany, she was casted in 2016 by Cristian Mungiu in a leading role, together with Adrian Titieni, in ”Graduation”, awarded for its direction at Cannes. For the spectacular leading role in the period drama ”Mademoiselle Paradis” (2017, d. Barbara Albert), Maria Drăguş was nominated at the Austrian Film Awards.

This year, she could be seen in the cinemas all over the world, Romania also, in the blockbuster ”Mary, Queen of Scots” (2018, d. Josie Rourke), where she plays together with Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. The presence of Maria Drăguş at Ceau, Cinema! is possible with the support of the German Consulate from Timișoara.

Associate actress of the National Theatre „Mihai Eminescu” from Timişoara, where she plays in several popular shows, Mălina Manovici had been discovered and launched into the world of cinema by Cristian Mungiu, who offered her a highly appreciated part in ”Graduation” (2016).

In 2018, she suceeded in making an extremely powerful and praiseworthy leading role in ”Lemonade”, the debut film of the female director Ioana Uricaru. ”Lemonade” has had its world premiere last year, within the Panorama section of Berlinale Film Festival and continued by winning the direction award at Sarajevo and by being nominated at Film Independent Spirit Awards from USA.

The three members of the competition jury will award the Ceau, Cinema! „Răzvan Georgescu” Trophy, in value of €1.000, offered by Vitas Romania.

The audience will select, among the films in competition, the Audience Award, amounting €500 and offered by Conceptual Lab by Theo Nissim.

The sixth edition of Ceau, Cinema! will take place during July 18th – 21st, in Timişoara and Gottlob, the first village in Romania with a renovated cinema.

Ceau, Cinema! Festival is dedicated to the European cinema and is organized by the Association Marele Ecran and the Association Pelicula Culturală.

The project is possible with the support of the Romanian Film Centre.

The event is entirely made by volunteers, with the support of: TNT Romania, Vitas Romania, Art Encounters Foundation, Groupama Insurance, Conceptual Lab by Theo Nissim, the German Consulate from Timișoara, the French Institute from Timișoara, the German Cultural Centre from Timișoara, Goethe Institute, Porsche Timișoara, Vinto Gastro Wine Pub, Hotel Timișoara, the National Theater „Mihai Eminescu” from Timișoara, the „Csiky Gergely” Hungarian State Theatre from Timișoara, the Direction for Culture Timiş,, Auăleu Theatre, Anim’est, Gottlob City Hall.

Media partners: Kiss FM, Ziarul Metropolis, Radio România Cultural, All about Romanian Cinema (AaRC).