Sieranevada, the latest film directed by Cristi Puiu and nominated at the Cannes 2016 in the official competition, will be screened in the opening of the Anonimul film festival. The director, the producer and a part of the film’s team will be present at the event. The film officially premiers in Romanian cinemas on September 9th.
Anonimul takes place in la Sfântu Gheorghe, in the Danube Delta, between August 8th and August 14th.
Caini (Dogs), the debut film of Bogdan Mirica, will also be screened at the festival. The film won the Fipresci award in the Un Certain Regard section of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Caini will premiere in Romanian cinemas on September 23rd. Several other Romanian films will be screened at the festival, among which Ilegitim, Radu Jude’s film winner of the C.I.C.A.E award at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival, and Dublu, the debut of Catrinel Dănăiață.
At the same time, six films are competing in the feature film section of the festival. They have been selected by curator Ludmila Cvikova and are: Heidi, directed by Mohamed Ben Attia, and winner of a Silver Bear for Best Actor in 2016; 5 October, directed by Martin Kollár, and winner of the Bright Future award at the 2016 Rotterdam International Film Festival; The Land of the Enlightened, directed by Pieter-Jan De Pue and winner of the Jury’s Special Award for Best Image at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival; Demon, directed by Marcin Wrona, and screened at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival; and The Miracle of Tekir, directed by Ruxandra Zenide, and winner of the Emerging Swiss Talent award at the 2015 Zurich Film Festival.
The six films are competing for the Anonimul Trophy, granted exclusively on the vote of the public present in la Sfântu Gheorghe.
The Shorts and Animation section of the festival gathered over 350 submissions from 33 countries. The selection was done by film critic Irina-Margareta Nistor. The Best Foreign Short and the Best Romanian Short awards will be given based, again, on a vote of the public.
The competition lineup can be checked here.
Photo: Shot from Sieranevada/ Anonimul Facebook page