“Cinema, Mon Amour” premieres on HBO

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Cinema, Mon Amour, directed by Alexandru Belc and co-produced by HBO Europe, will premiere on HBO Romania on December 17, 2015, at 8.00 PM. The documentary will also be available online on HBO GO.   Cinema, Mon Amour follows the story of Victor Purice – manager, former projectionist and lifetime cinephile along with his two employees, […]

Best Editing Award for “Aliyah DaDa” at Docuart Fest

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The prize was offered to the talented young editor Letiția Ștefănescu. The documentary featured in the competition, along 12 of the best Romanian documentaries of the year.    Aliyah DaDa is a personal, well documented insight by director Oana Giurgiu into the history of the Jews in Romania. A surrealist painting that builds visually through a series of collages, […]

“The World is Mine”, in Romanian cinemas

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After winning the Best Debut Award at Transilvania IFF, a Special Mention at Karlovy Vary and Anonimul IFF Trophy, The World is Mine enters the Romanian cinemas on October 23, 2015. Nicolae Constantin Tănase's drama is a colorful and poignant film, alive and loud, about the generation of the 2000's, for which popularity is measured […]

New festivals for “Why Me” – from Warsaw to Cairo

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October 2015 began with Warsaw Film Festival (October 9-18), where the film was selected in the Discoveries section, dedicated to "gems selected from the programmes of leading international festivals". The month continues for Tudor Giurgiu with Chicago International Film Festival (October 15 – 29, World Cinema section) and Semana International del Cine in Valladolid (October […]

“Cinema, Mon Amour” receives two awards at Docu Rough Cut Boutique

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The documentary project Cinema, Mon Amour, directed by Alexandru Belc, won the Cat&Docs Award and the Croatian Radio Television HRT Award (each worth 2,000 euros) within the Docu Rough Cut Boutique workshop of the Sarajevo Film Festival.   Alexandru Belc was present in Sarajevo alongside producer Tudor Giurgiu and editor Ioachim Stroe.   The development workshop […]

“The History of Love” to be filmed in Cluj

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Libra Film is the Romanian co-producer of The History of Love, Radu Mihaileanu’s first-English language film, which will be filmed in Cluj-Napoca this summer. The adaptation of Nicole Krauss’ 2005 bestseller is an ambitious intertwined tale that follows Derek Jacobi’s main character from the Holocaust to modern New York City. It co-stars Derek Jacobi, Sophie […]

“Why Me?” awarded at Tarkovsky Fest, Russia

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Director Tudor Giurgiu received a Special Mention during the closing ceremony of the 9th Andrei Tarkovsky International Film Festival Zerkalo [Mirror] in Ivanovo, on June 14. He was awarded “for highly professional work with actors' ensemble” in his feature film Why Me?.   The trophy was offered to him on the scene by the well-known […]

“Aliyah DaDa”, in Romanian cinemas from March 26th

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Controversial topics in the history of the country and the Hebrew community in Romania are discussed in Oana Giurgiu's Aliyah DaDa, the documentary launched in Romanian cinemas on March 26. Following 130 years of the emigration of Romanian Jews towards the Holy Land, both history of East Europe and Israel are revealed in a light, colourful film […]

“Why Me?” selected for Berlinale 2015

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Why me ?, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, will have its world premiere in the official selection of the 65th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival (February 5 to 15, 2015), one of the largest events in the film industry. Tudor Giurgiu’s third feature, inspired by the real case of prosecutor Cristian Panait, will be […]

20 years of Libra Film

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In these two decades, the company produced awarded films and Romanian box office hits. More than 20 feature films (fiction and documentaries) and several shorts were produced or co-produced by Libra Film Productions starting from 1994.   Some of the most recent titles are: Why me?, a political thriller directed by Tudor Giurgiu, due to release […]

“Of Snails and Men” in French cinemas

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On December 10th 2014, Tudor Giurgiu’s feature film, “Des escargots et des hommes”, was released for French audiences. After seeing the film at l’Etoile Saint German in Paris, Toutelaculture.com describes it as a “a Full Monty à la roumaine”: “You often laugh, a laugh that is sometimes nostalgic and sometimes bitter. You leave the film […]

“Aliyah DaDa” premiered at Astra Film Festival

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The documentary Aliyah DaDa, directed by Oana Giurgiu, premiered at Astra Film Festival (October 2014), in Romania competitive program, dedicated to local productions.   Described by film critics as a “terribly necessary film”, Aliyah DaDa tells the story of a non-Jew Romanian, raised under the supreme Communist truth, who starts a journey to discover the reality […]

“The Japanese Dog” – Romania’s entry for the American Academy Awards in 2015

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Tudor Cristian Jurgiu's feature film “The Japanese Dog”  represents Romania at the American Academy Awards in 2015, in the Best Foreign Language Film category.   The first feature film of Tudor Cristian Jurgiu premiered in New Director’s Section of San Sebastian IFF and was awarded at Warsaw International Film Festival.   Tudor Cristian Jurgiu's film […]

The Japanese Dog – Best Film at Vilnius IFF

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Tudor Cristian Jurgiu's feature film “The Japanese Dog” won The best Film Award in the New Europe – New Names section of the 19th edition of the „Kino Pavasaris” Vilnius International Film Festival (March 20 – April 4).   The Jury was formed of the Japanese actress Kaori Momoi, the Lithuanian director Laila Pakalnina and […]

“Cristian” will begin production

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Cristian is a Romanian- Hungarian-Bulgarian co-production. The film is financed by the Romanian National Film Center and it received a developement grant from the Media Programme of the European Union. Also, Cristian is one of the three Romanian films to receive financial support from the Bulgarian Film Center (Chouchkov Brothers – Bulgarian partner).  

“Superman, Spiderman or Batman” – One of The Best 10 Shorts of 2013

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“Without any crazy cinematic visuals or effects, Superman, Spiderman or Batman will unexpectedly hit your heart where you will discover something more powerful than all the superheroes combined” (filmshortage.com). The list of all the selected shorts can be found here: http://filmshortage.com/top-10-short-films-of-2013/ Superman, Spiderman or Batman received the European Academy Short Film 2012 Award.

“The Tanase Affair” – Selected at FIPA

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Created in 1987, FIPA is the only international festival that defends all creative genres: drama, series, documentary, reportage, performing arts. As a veritable observatory of international audiovisual creation, FIPA aims to shine a spotlight on innovative, original programs that are decidedly outside-the-box. The Tanase Affair offers a new interpretation of the 1982 Tanase case which implicated […]

Cannibal receives 8 nominations at the Goya Film Awards

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Manuel Martín Cuenca's film has been nominated by the Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences of Spain in 8 categories, including "Best Film", "Best Director" and "Female revelation of the year –Olimpia Melinte"   Romanian actress Olimpia Melinte received a prestigious Goya Awards nomination in the "Female revelation of the year / Mejor actriz revelación" […]

Of Snails and Men – selected for the Sankt Petersburg, Cambridge and Wien Film Festivals

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Tudor Giurgiu's second feature film was selected in the competition of the second edition of Sankt Petersburg Film Festival (September 13-22) alongside other 13 feature films competing for the Festival Trophy which will be decided by an international jury composed from Marion Döring, managing director of EFA, film critic Barbara Lorey de Lacharrière and film […]

Rotterdam Museum Burglary Poised for the Big Screen

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On October 16, 2012, a gang of six Romanian men stole seven paintings from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam. Now they’ll become the subject of a feature-length movie.   Photographer Cristian Movilă and producer-director Tudor Giurgiu will develop the movie, which illustrates the exciting action leading to the possible destruction of some of the works, […]

“Cannibal” at the Toronto International Film Festival

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The Spanish-Romanian-French-Russian coproduction Cannibal by Manuel Martin Cuenca will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 5-15). Starring Antonio de la Torre and Olimpia Melinte. The film tells the strange love story between a well-respected Granada tailor who moonlights as a sociopathic cannibal and two twin sisters. Actress Olimpia Melinte's tour […]

M-appeal buys Japanese Dog

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The recently completed film is the story of an elderly widowed man who is visited by his émigré son, depicting the distance between the two generations. The dog of the title is a gift the son brings for his father. The film was presented at the Agora works in progress at the Thessaloniki IFF.  The […]

Somewhere in Palilula wins 7 trophies at the Gopo Awards

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Somewhere in Palilula, the most nominated film of this edition (11 categories), received no less than 7 Gopo trophies: Best costumes (Lia Mantoc), Best art direction (Helmut Stürmer, Dragos Buhagiar), Best cinematography (Adrian Silisteanu), Best editing (Catalin Cristutiu, a second time Gopo winner), Best sound (Tudor Petre, Cristinel Sirli, Cristian Tarnovetchi, Florin Tabacaru), Best original […]

Cannibal – supported by Eurimages

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Cannibal (d. Manuel Martin Cuenca) a Libra Film (Romania), Luminor (France) CTB (Russia) co-production is one of the 17 projects  that will receive  support from Eurimages- the Council of Europe fund for the co-production, distribution, exhibition and digitisation of European cinematographic works. The announcement was made at the 129th Board of Management meeting  held from […]

Cannibal – a suspense thriller

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Libra Film, Luminor (France) and CTB (Russia) are set to co-produce Cannibal, a suspense thriller from Manuel Martin Cuenca ("The Weakness of the Bolshevik," "Half of Oscar") set up at Spain's Mod Producciones ("Agora," "Biutiful," "Fin") and Martin Cuenca's label, La Loma Blanca.   Cannibal turns on Carlos, Granada's most prestigious tailor, a respected man […]

8th of March- selected in the East Silver 2012

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8th of March, directed by Alexandru Belc and produced by Libra Film Productions, was selected in the East Silver 2012, the largest East European documentary film market of its kind. The Silver Eye awards will be picked from among thirty nominees by international juries comprising of representatives from world’s prominent organizations, companies and film festivals. […]

The beginning of the international journey – Of Snails and Men’s world premiere at Chicago International Film Festival

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Of Snails and Men, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, begins its international journey with the 48th edition of the Chicago International Film Festival, which will take place between the 11 and the 25 October.   The feature will be screened on the 13th and 14th of October in the „World Cinema Program” section. This section presents […]

OF SNAILS AND MEN – A Record Of Audience For A Romanian Movie In The Premiere Weekend For The Past 10 Years

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After an unprecedented promotional campaign, for a Romanian film, the results are also impressive: Of Snails and Men has register, from the release date at Transilvania International Film Festival in Cluj utill now, a total number of 19.612 admissions.   Out of 19.612 people (first weekend audience), the previews and performances of the first weekend […]

Somewhere in Palilula directed by Silviu Purcarete was selected in the East is West Competition in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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Somewhere in Palilula, the first feature directed by Silviu Purcarete, had it’s European premiere at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on the 1st of July 2012, in the East is West Competition.   The screenings were held in the presence of the director, Silviu Purcarete, the producers Tudor Giurgiu and Oana Giurgiu, the actors Aron […]

Of Snails And Men – Andi Vasluianu, Monica Birladeanu & Dorel Visan In A Film Directed By Tudor Giurgiu

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September's must-see movie in theatres is the comedy Of Snails And Men, which will have its national premiere on September 14, reaching 22 cities during its first week, on approximately 40 screens. Thus, during the first weekend, the film will screen in: Bucharest, Bacau, Arad, Cluj, Timisoara, Iasi, Constanta, Tulcea, Brasov, Pitesti, Satu Mare, Slatina, […]

Superman, Spiderman or Batman – winner at the KALIBER35 Munich International Short Film Festival

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The prize consists in film from Kodak for the director’s next project and time-management software from Xpert-Design.   35 films from 25 countries have been selected in the official Competition of Munich festival. These short films were grouped in themed categories named after five flavours. Superman, Spiderman or Batman was presented in the “Sweet” category. […]

Superman, Spiderman or Batman – selected in festivals around the world

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The short feature Superman, Spiderman or Batman, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, is in competition in important film festivals – Aspen Shortfest, Gulf International Film Festival, Kyiv International Short Film Festival and Seattle International Film Festival.   Thus, Superman, Spiderman or Batman is presented in competition during the 20th edition of Aspen Shortfest (April 10- 15), […]

Cristian, by Tudor Giurgiu, selected at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

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Cristian, directed by Tudor Giurgiu and produced by Libra Film Productions, was selected at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12 – 14), that will take place during the Berlin International Film Festival (February 9 – 19, 2012).   The movie tells the story of a young idealistic prosecutor, that tries to solve a case against an elder colleague accused […]

Of Snails and Men available from May 2012

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The feature Of Snails and Men, by Tudor Giurgiu, is currently in post-production and will be available from May 2012.   Of Snails and Men is inspired by true events and tells the story of the workers from a Romanian factory that want to donate sperm in order to obtain funds to save their factory […]

8th of March presented at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

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8th of March, directed by Alexandru Belc and produced by Libra Film Productions, was presented during Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, in the industry section.   As part of the industry program in Jihlava, IDF organizes unique informal breakfasts focused on certain countries and its co-production possibilities. Invited guests discuss all aspects of film funding […]

Superman, Spiderman or Batman – in the Official Selection of the Warsaw, Valladolid and Thessaloniki Festivals

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The short feature Superman, Spiderman or Batman, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, is part of the official selections of three important film festivals, namely the Warsaw Film Festival (the 7th – the 16th of October), the Valladolid International Film Festival (the 22nd – the 29th of October) and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (the 4th – […]

Of Snails and Men/ Despre oameni si melci, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, financed by Eurimages

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The second feature of Romanian director and producer Tudor Giurgiu, Of Snails and Men/ Despre oameni si melci, had received a production grand from Eurimages.   Eurimages is the Council of Europe fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works. Set up in 1988 as a Partial Agreement it currently has 35 […]

Dan Chisu’s ”The Bear” in cinemas from May 6

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Transilvania Film will launch on May 6, in cinemas across the country, "the comedy of the year" in Romania – "The Bear", by Dan Chisu.   The film will run in the first week in the theaters: Cotroceni Cinema City, Sun Plaza, Arad, Cluj Napoca, Bacau, Braila, Movieplex, Hollywood Multiplex, The Light, Gloria Bucharest, Constanta […]

The winners of the Romanian CNC funding competition

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The Romanian National Film Centre has announced the winners of its first 2011 funding competition. Ten features (of which three are debuts), three documentaries, three shorts and four animated films will receive an overall €2.5m.   Pozitia copilului (“The Child's Position”) received €260.000. The Hai-Hui Entertainment production, in co-production with Libra Film, directed by Peter […]

Somewhere in Palilula in the Cinelink WiP Line-up

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Somewhere in Palilula, written and directed by Silviu Purcarete, is one of the six films selected for this year's edition of Cinelink Work-in-Progress at Sarajevo Film Festival.   The films will be presented during the two-day event to selected international sales agents, festival representatives, local distributors and postproduction companies.   All projects will compete for […]

Katalin Varga, European Discovery of the Year

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Katalin Varga, directed by Peter Strickland and produced by Tudor and Oana Giurgiu, won the European Film Academy's award as European Discovery 2009.   A Romanian/UK/Hungarian co-production, Katalin Varga had also 3 nominations at this year's British Independent Film Awards (Best Achievement in Production, Peter Strickland for Douglas Hickox Award and Hilda Peter for Most […]

Kino Caravan, in post-production

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The shooting for Kino Caravan, Titus Muntean's second feature film, has been completed and the film is now in post-production. A Romanian-German co-production between Libra and Kombinat Film, Kino Caravan has received a 150 000 Euro funding from MDM, the German regional film fund.   The film is also supported by the National Film Center […]

8th of March presented at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

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8th of March, directed by Alexandru Belc and produced by Libra Film Productions, was presented during Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, in the industry section. As part of the industry program in Jihlava, IDF organizes unique informal breakfasts focused on certain countries and its co-production possibilities. Invited guests discuss all aspects of film funding and […]