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The Spotlight România shows what Romanian cinema is dealing with today.

A cross-genre look at a film scene that reflects the history and society of its country with unbroken creativity and open flanks, in and away from the big cities.

In 2001, Cristi Puiu's feature film debut "Stuff & Dough" screened in competition at the FFC, a harbinger of the Romanian New Wave. At least since the international success of "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" a few years later, Romanian cinema has been convincing with the closeness to everyday life of its characters and a flair for telling relevant stories laconicly. In doing so, it explores not only the nuances of communication, but also its hidden backstories. Names such as Puiu, Cristian Mungiu, Adina Pintilie and Radu Jude have become indispensable in the canon of European film.

Other Romanian films will be screened in the Feature Film Competition, the Short Film Competition and in the Specials series What's left.

Supported by the Ministry of Finance and for Europe of the State of Brandenburg and the Romanian Cultural Institute "Titu Maiorescu" in Berlin.

We thank the Transilvania International Film Festival for the cooperation.

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