1 - 3 September 2017
Teleki Estate Gorneşti, Mureş






TIFF screenings can be seen at Awake Festival

This year we can’t say goodbye to summer just yet so we added one more weekend to it because in one of the most beautiful parks from Ardeal, the first edition of Awake Festival takes place – an event that is inspired by the boutique festival concept, where music, art and extra activities are the hosts, away from the busy city and classic deadlines which brings monotony into our lives.

There are many stories about the Teleki Castle estate from Gornesti, but it’s more recommended that you are there, enjoy the location and discover it piece by piece. It has a lot of “Instagram potential”, but most importantly is its history and deserves more attention from us.

From the event’s schedule we won’t neglect films that will be screened in an idyllic décor, named by us “Cinema Under the Bridge”. It is exactly what the name suggests: a cinema under the stone bridge from Teleki park, in a wonderful meadow that can host dozens of passionate film and short film specators. We are going to screen some special cinematographic productions disposed by Transilvania International Film Festival. The schedule of the TIFF films will include two screening every evening, one from 20:30 and another from22:30. The audience can watch:


Friday, 1st of September

  • 20:30 – “Summer is over”, d. Radu Potcoava (1h45);

The action of the film takes place on the background of the Sun’s total eclipse from 1999 and catches the beginning of the friendship between Mircea and Alex, two teenagers that enjoy their summer vacation at Cernavoda, on the Danube shore. Once their connection strengthens, Mircea (Nicholas Bohor) volunteers to help Alex (Dan Hurduc) to blackmail his absent father, by faking his abduction, without realizing the consequences his game will have.

  • 22:30 – “God forgive us”/ “Que Dios nos perdone”, d. Rodrigo Sorogoyen (2h04);

Madrid, 2011. A million and a half of pilgrim are waiting for Pope’s visit. The city is super secured by the police which is afraid of a possible terrorist attack. Inspectors Velarde and Alfaro unexpectedly face a series of crimes. They receive the command to solve the case as fast and discreet as possible. But their actions are not as different from the criminal’s.

Saturday, 2nd of September

  • 20:30 – Romanian shorts from the TIFF 2017 selection (1h51);
  • 22:30 – “History of love”, d. Radu Mihaileanu (2h14);

Based on the bestseller with the same name by Nicole Krauss, the film is following the love story between Leo and Alma, two jewish young adults from Poland that seem to always be separated by the horrors of the Second World War. The History of Love is the title of the book that Leo Gursky (Derek Jacboi) writes for Alma Mereminski (Gemma Arterton). After many years, her mysterious apparition starts connecting people from all around the world.

Sunday, 3rd of September

  • 20:30 – ‘The Student”, d. Kirill Serebrennikov (1h58)

Based on the controversial theater play Martyr, by Mariu von Mayenburg, The Student starts a debate about actual taboo subjects: religious fundamentalism, sexual identity, education and different ways the society can manage these cases. The phenomenon has grown a lot in the last few years, also in Russia, a country where the Orthodox Church has a big influence in the states politics.

  • 22:30 – “Dogs”, d. Bogdan Mirica (1h44)

The action takes place in the surrounding of the Ukrainian border. Roman, a young adult from the city reaches an isolated village in Dobrogea, where he is planning on selling the inherited land from his grandfather who died a few months before. After taking all the steps towards the sale of the estate, Roman slowly becomes the witness of some very bizarre events. A weird threatening atmosphere starts to be felt.