TIFF – the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival – lights up this beautiful city every September.
There is a healthy dose of cool Romanian cinema for us to sample this year, including new productions from established directors such as Corneliu Porumboiu (Police, Adjective) and Radu Muntean (The paper will be blue).
Chronicling a day in the life of a rather solitary woman as she has to part from her much-younger lover, this film is a study in the art of non-verbal communication and the uselessness of words in the face of the inevitable.
A promising teenage boxer and a struggling thirtysomething actress become entangled in a daily ritual that walks the line between flirtation and stalking, in the provocative new feature from award-winning Romanian director Florin Serban.
In this brilliantly executed slow-burn thriller from Romanian director Radu Muntean, a family man who witnessed the prelude to a murder determines to keep his mouth shut and mind his own business — until the possible killer turns up at his door one day and begins to ingratiate himself into the lives of his wife and son.
Two neighbours set out to unearth a buried treasure in their own backyard, in this delightful fusion of contemporary fairy tale and political parable from Romanian New Wave master Corneliu Porumboiu (Police, Adjective).