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Lucian Pintilie joins TIFF

09.06.2011 03:00

This year, the Romanian Days are under the auspices of film director Lucian Pintilie. His full body of work will be screened within a complete retrospective, the new 100% section. TIFF 2011 will pay homage to Lucian Pintilie by conferring him the Excellency Award, offered by Mercedes-Benz, which will be presented to him during TIFF’s Closing Gala.

Throughout his film career, Lucian Pintilie distinguished himself through his daring, sarcastic style, having an extremely critical perspective on the world, his works often stirring controversy or completely taking over both critics and audience. Lucian Pintilie is justly considered one of the major sources of inspiration for Romanian New Wave filmmakers.

The renowned director will be present at three screenings of his films, offering a genuine cinema lesson to the lovers of the seventh art. Thus, the audience will be able to meet Pintilie on Thursday, June 9, at 6.15 p.m. at Florin Piersic Cinema, for the screening of The Oak, on Friday, June 10, at 6.00 p.m. at Arta Cinema for the screening of Niki and Flo, and on Saturday, June 11, at 6.00 p.m. at Cinema Arta, for the screening of the The Afternoon of a Torturer.