The Concert

The Concert

Radu Mihaileanu's film was severely dissected by critics,it has been accused by many with the tendency towards melodrama, schematism and gross appeal to cliches. It is undoubtedly true, and the refined movie goers are partly entitled to be weary about the film. It is clear that  the stories whith fate and predestination,retrieving  past secrets and tearfull cometoghethers manipulate without honesty the public's reaction. Mihăileanu's story sometimes uses and abuses  these strategies. He thus manages to concentrate  the most varied audiences, to manipulate the viewers emotions and to make it as such  that spontaneous laughter can fall over an emphatic cry. Of course the audience armed with a critical spirit and cinematic reference  will be more vigilant about these strategies, they will find their motive and moderate  the effects. Yet, with all this or  because of all this it will be left immersed in the other virtues,  which the film beyond its leakage, has a full possession off.

IPIFF5 shorts  films

IPIFF5 shorts films

Anyone who entered the theater where they projected short films and animations, was struck by the number of spectators present. Certainly their curiosity was rewarded with a fascinating series of short films.

Vivi Dragan Vasile about the cinematic essay

Vivi Dragan Vasile about the cinematic essay "Memory in Stone"

Mr. Dinu Tanase said yesterday at the premiere that "Memory in Stone" could be truly understood only by those who are part of the movie idustry or that have directly participated in the making of the film "The Stone Wedding". What is your opinion?

I do not know if there is something that is to be  understood in this movie because it is only  a remembrance of a famous movie,  a director,a small town and some characters. "The Stone Wedding" is the only Romanian movie purchased by the special video / multimedia  section of the Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art in New York. I think and I hope this film will awaken the curiosity of the young generation to see Mircea Veroiu's and Dan Pita's  movies, The Stone Wedding and The Spirit of Gold. I'd be very happy to see that happen.

An Interview with  Baczó Tünde

An Interview with Baczó Tünde

"An problem that is not discussed poisons a relationship until in the end it dies" - Tünde Baczó

IPIFF  Beach Cinema

IPIFF Beach Cinema

One of the unique features of IPIFF is it's beach cinema.It is  true,that  this year it was not exactly  on the beach but two steps away from the sea, at Hotel Flora's Terrace.