International and national premiers join lineup of Romania’s Astra Film Festival
Astra Film Festival 2020 will start in Sibiu this Friday, September 4. Six world premieres and an international one, nine national premieres, a film eligible for a 2021 Oscar nomination, meetings with directors, and special events complete the 27th edition of the event.
The festival’s lineup includes six world premiers, namely Tamás Barta - Hurry, Mom’s Waiting at Home by Eszter Hajdu (Hungary-Portugal, 2020); Half Elf by Jón Bjarki Magnússon (Iceland, 2020); Burgan-I Did Not Breathe the Air for Nothing by Duco Tellegen (Netherlands-Romania, 2019); All rivers flow into the sea and the sea never fills by Claudiu Mitcu (Romania, 2020); Death...full stop or comma? by Călin Terțan, Corina Terțan (Romania, 2020); and Reflections in the East by Andreea Cristina Borţun (Romania, 2020), News.ro reported.
The event’s program also includes the screening of an international premiere - Lost Kids on the Beach by Alina Manolache (Romania, 2020), and nine national premieres - Forget Me Not by Sun Hee Engelstoft (Denmark, 2019); Lessons of Love by Malgorzata Goliszewska and Kasia Mateja (Poland, 2019); Talking About Adultery by Bára Jíchová Tyson (USA-Czech Republic); The World According to Amazon by Adrien Pinon and Thomas Lafarge (France-Germany-India-Poland-USA, 2019); Caught in the Net by Vít Klusák, Barbora Chalupová (Czech Republic – Slovakia, 2020); The Self Portrait by Katja Høgset, Margreth Olin and Espen Wallin (Norway, 2020); Songs of Repression by Marianne Hougen-Moraga and Estephan Wagner (Denmark, 2020); Holy Father by Andrei Diaconescu (Romania, 2020); and iHuman by Tonje Hessen Schei (Norway, 2019).
Acasă, My Home, the debut feature film of Romanian director Radu Ciorniciuc, awarded at Sundance, Munich, Thessaloniki, Krakow, Macedonia and in the race for an EFA Award nomination, can also be seen at Astra Film Festival. The documentary is eligible for an Oscar nomination.
The full program can be found on the festival’s website. Further details are available here.
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