Anonimul Film Festival, back in Danube Delta

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The Anonimul International Film Festival returns to the Danube Delta, from next Monday till Sunday, with the “Romanian Off” selection – including movies awarded in 2015, as well as with The Treasure (Comoara) by Corneliu Porumboiu, a presentation about the connection to nature by Teodor Frolu and its classical competition, too.

The public of Sfantu Gheorghe, in the Danube’s Delta, will vote the winners of the festival.

After being, as an exception, hosted by Bucharest, in 2014, the festival comes back to the small Danubian locality. This year, the Romanian and foreign short films for the first time compete in different sections, the short films’ category selector, film critic Irina Margareta Nistor told a press conference on Friday, in Bucharest.

In the feature film competition, covered by Ludmila Cvikova titles as Body, by Malgorzata Szumowska – the artist who received alongside Radu Jude, the Silver Bear in the Berlinale 2015, and The world is mine (Lumea e a mea) by Nicolae Constantin Tanase, are included.

The festival will debut on Monday with The Lobster (Homarul) by Yorgos Lanthimos, who has received the Jury Prize in Cannes 2015. On the second day of the festival, Teodor Frolu, vice-president of the Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23 Association, will deliver a speech called “Reconnected to nature”, followed by a debate.

Concerts will be staged within the festival, in the Sfantu Gheorghe tents ground. Plurabelle, Gojira, Jul Baldovin and Robin and the Backstabbers are among the artist to sing for the Delta’s public.

In the “Romanian Off” section, which presents domestic film productions, alongside The Treasure (Comoara) and Aferim!, will be displayed Bucuresti Non-stop (Bucharest Non-Stop) and Youtube Bazaar – both by Dan Chisu -, Vera, by Dorian Boguta, Chuck Norris vs Communism, by Ilinca Calugareanu, and Why me? (De ce eu?) by Tudor Giurgiu.

Dan Chisu is going to present a few minutes of his new film, under making: The Anniversary (Aniversarea) (working title).

The festival also hosts the classic section dedicated to actors who have decided to become directors. This year, films like Respire, by Melanie Laurent, and La mano visible, by Gael Garcia Bernal, will be presented.

The festival’s manager, Miruna Berescu, told the news conference that a part of the films of the festival will be presented in retrospect, in Bucharest, in early September.

The Anonimul Festival, dedicated to the independent movie, is at its 12th edition, Agerpres informs.