Actors Timothy Spall, Geoffrey Rush and Darko Perić, directors Oliver Stone and Michel Franco and producer Čedomir Kolar are part of the masterclasses program at Transilvania IFF.22. The events are open to the public subject to availability and accredited guests and press will have priority access. The meetings take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
Saturday 10 June, 10:30
Timothy Spall in conversation with Mihai Chirilov
Known to younger generations for his role as the wizard Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter fantasy franchise, Timothy Spall has often collaborated with director Mike Leigh, winning the best male performance award at the Cannes Film Festival for Mr. Turner (2014). His latest film, Nordic Comfort, opens the 22nd edition of Transilvania IFF.
Timothy Spall will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Cluj-Napoca.
Wednesday 14 June, 10:30
Directing Masterclass with Michel Franco
Moderator: Ionuț Mareș
Mexican director Michel Franco has been awarded at Cannes for three of his dramas: After Lucia (2012), Chronic (2015) and April's Daughter (2017). Franco is part of the Transilvania IFF.22 jury, and his latest film, Sundown (2021) will be screened in the festival.
Thursday 15 June, 11:30
Acting masterclass with Geoffrey Rush
For actors, students and industry professionals
Subject: My Approach to Performance via collaboration with Design, MakeUp and Costume.
Moderator: Laura Musat
Geoffrey Rush is one of only 24 actors (including Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino) who can boast the ultimate acting accolade, the so-called Triple Crown of Acting - the Academy Award for his role as the pianist in Shine (dir. Scott Hicks, 1996), the Emmy Award for his performance as the protagonist in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (dir. Stephen Hopkins, 2004) and the Tony Award for his role as Monarch Berenger I in Eugen Ionescu's absurdist play Exit The King.
Geoffrey Rush will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at TIFF.22.
Thursday 15 June, 3 PM
Masterclass with Simon Perry
Simon Perry is a producer and director, known for 1984 (1984), Brimstone (2016) and Perfect Sense (2011).
Friday 16 June, 11:30
Geoffrey Rush in conversation with Mihai Chirilov
The discussion is open to the press and the public.
Saturday, 17 June, 11:00
Oliver Stone in conversation with Mihai Chirilov
Oliver Stone has won three Academy Awards, two for directing Platoon (1986) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and one for screenplay for Midnight Express (r. Alan Parker, 1979). A polarizing figure, Stone established himself as one of Hollywood's most important directors of the 1980s and 1990s, who "presented American history in a uniquely provocative and entertaining way" (David Parkinson, British Film Institute).
Oliver Stone will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at TIFF.22.
Saturday 17 June, 4 PM, TIFF Lounge Piața Unirii
InspiraTIFF with Darko Perić
Darko Perić began his career in 2010, when he was cast in the Spanish series Crematorio produced by Canal+. In 2015 he starred in the film A Perfect Day, alongside Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins. He became known worldwide for his role in Netflix's La Casa Del Papel, which was named Best Drama Series at the 2018 Emmy Awards.
Darko Perić is a member of the jury of the TIFF.22 Official Competition.
Festivalul Internațional de Film Transilvania este organizat de Asociația pentru Promovarea Filmului Românesc și Asociația Festivalul de Film Transilvania.