The 11th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival, due to take place June 1st – 10th, 2012, in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, will feature a consistent program of screenings, masterclasses and special events dedicated to one of the classics of worldwide cinema, Stanley Kubrick, born in New York, with a Romanian background, his grandparents being Romanian Jews.
Classics such as Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), The Clockwork Orange (1971), The Shining (1980), Barry Lyndon (1976), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Eyes Wide Shut (1999) will be featured in the special program, together with earlier titles in Kubrick's filmography. The films will be shown in new prints, provided by the Warner Bros. Studios.
Christiane Kubrick, the master's wife, Michel Chiment, film critic & FIPRESCI vice-president and Jan Harlan, brother-in-law, executive producer of Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut and director of portrait docs Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) & O Lucky Malcolm! (2006) – on the life and career of Clockwork Orange hero Malcolm McDowell will attend the 2012 Transilvania IFF and its Kubrick-dedicated events. These include masterclasses, the screening of Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) , a presentation & the Romanian release of the Taschen limited edition volume Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made, a compendium of thousands of pre-production sketches, pictures, set & casting photographs for Kubrick's early 1970s monumental epic, which never got to be shot, despite contracts & advanced preparations, including agreements with the Romanian civil & military authorities for battle scenes shootings in the country, using Romanian soldiers as extras.
Two exhibitions will also feature in the Kubrick program. Sketches, drawings and set projects made by conceptual artist Chris Baker for Steven Spielberg's Artificial Intelligence: AI, featured in the album A.I. Artificial Intelligence: From Stanley Kubrick to Steven Spielberg: The Vision Behind the Film, edited by Jan Harlan, will be shown for the first time in Romania. The other exhibition celebrating the cult author will be showcasing photographs of important moments in Stanley Kubrick's career.