Best of the 2012 Transylvania International Film Festival

"I marvel at Romanian cinema and its great daring, scope, and quality. There is something searching going on in this cinema at the edge of Europe, poised between East and West, capitalism and communism, old and new—and now embroiled once again in political turmoil. Our 2011 Romanian film series, with curator Mihai Chirilov, gave us a chance to immerse ourselves in this remarkable cultural phenomenon. When I visited Romania last summer I had the chance to directly experience the vibrancy of Mihai’s Transylvania Film Festival, the fastest growing in Eastern Europe. I’m thrilled that Mihai is back, bringing us some of the winners of last year’s festival and joining us for each of the screenings."
—JBFC Programming Director Brian Ackerman

Mihai Chirilov is a film critic and artistic director of the Transylvania International Film Festival, which he cofounded in 2002 and guided to prominence. He curated and presented the series Tales from the Golden Age: New Romanian Cinema when he was the JBFC International Programmer-in-Residence in the fall of 2011.


Program notes by guest curator Mihai Chirilov. Chirilov will appear at every screening.

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