For true cinephiles, film is a religion, the auteur is the Creator, and the movie theatre is a temple which transfigures our reality and transports us to an alternate universe. Beyond these metaphors, however, the thematic section of the 18th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival will address religion, faith, and spirituality head-on, in all their social and political ramifications. “There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it,” said George Bernard Shaw. Under this generous umbrella, TIFF proposes nine titles which represent nine different visions of faith to compete for the FIPRESCI Award this year.
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