Eastern European cinema is a diverse subject that has been scarcely regarded, especially compared to other world cinemas. From screen analysis to personal accounts, this blog is a meditation on Eastern European cultural values with emphasis on totalitarian iconography and other clandestine ciphers that have become motifs across the films of Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic and East Germany.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Festival Report: Transilvanian International Film Festival 2012
By Olivia Maria Hărşan
I was lucky enough to meet one of Romania's most renowned theatre and film actors, Florin Piersic, at this year's Transilvanian Film Festival. Piersic was more than happy to pose for a photo and engage in a quick exchange of words in the midst of receiving a considerable amount of attention from press and fans. The actor made a vital appearance at the 'Cinema Florin Piersic' in Cluj, supporting the latest feature directed by his son, Florin Piersic Jr, Killing Time (2012) a minimalist and down-played film that questions the fine line between realism and documentary dramas. An ode to Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992) with strands of extremism reminiscent of Gaspar Noe's oeuvre. Florin Piersic Jr. is bound to continue impressing audiences with his vision.