Romanian films at Cannes 2014


Short movie “It can pass through the walls” by Radu Jude at Quinzaine des Realisateurs, the short movie “L1-L5” with Ana Ularu, in the Short Film Corner.

Two Romanian short films were selected at the Cannes Festival held between May 14 and 25. Starring Ana Ularu in the main role, the short “L1-L5” directed by Letitia Rosculet and produced by Cloud9film is selected in the Short Film Corner section.
Based on a true story, “L1-L5” tells the true story of the director, following 60 days in the life of a woman who, after a car crash, learns how to live her life differently. Created in 2004, the Short Film Corner, section of the Cannes Film Festival, is devoted to short movies, the selected films being integrated within a global network of screening and promotion.
The short movie “ It can pass through the wall,”  loosely adapted from Anton Chekhov’s short story “ In the coach-house”  and directed by Radu Jude, was selected in the section Quinzaine des Realisateurs. According to a release sent to Mediafax, filmmaker Radu Jude returns to Cannes with his new short movie after “A cloud shadow” premiered last year in the same section. The short “It can pass through the wall” is a loose adaptation of the short story “In the coach-house” by Anton Chekhov and is a fully independent production of Micro Film together with Mitra Film and Cinelabs Romania. The movie producers are Radu Jude and Ada Solomon. Quinzaine des Realisateurs is a special section whose purpose is to present various means of expression in world filmmaking.
The official selection of the 67th edition of Cannes Film Festival includes 49 feature films from 28 states, according to the official website of the event. The movie “ Grace of Monaco”  directed by Olivier Dahan, starring Nicole Kidman in the main role, will open the festival on May 14 and will be screened outside the competition, and the feature “ Party Girl” the debut film of directors Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, will open the section Un Certain Regard. The official competition jury will be headed by New Zealand director Jane Campion, the only woman to have won the Palme d’Or trophy for her feature film The Piano.

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