Transilvania International Film Festival-2020-documentary-featured

After an initial postponement due to COVID-19, the 2020 Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) has been re-scheduled, with a fine selection of documentary films in tow.

From 31 July – 9 August 2020, the 19th TIFF will take place across 10 open-air cinemas and venues in Cluj-Napoca, one of the largest urban centers in Romania. Their centerpiece for documentary film is the What’s Up, Doc? programme, which as always featured a selection of highly acclaimed non-fiction films, as well as from impeccably selected submissions. The entire festival experience comes in compliance with Romania’s COVID-19 health and safety regulations.

For 2020, What’s Up, Doc? features 10 films in its programme. Amongst them includes Benjamin Ree‘s highly acclaimed The Painter and the Thief and Andrey A. Tarkovsky’s portrait of his father Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer

The complete What’s Up, Doc? selections are as below with more TIFF non-fiction content (including the latest from Radu Jude) programmed a part of its Romanian Days programme (more info coming soon).

Find more information about the films and the entire TIFF 2020 schedule – HERE

What’s Up, Doc? 2020 Selections

  • Cunningham (dir. Alla Kovgan)
  • My Father the Spy (dir. Gints Grube, Jaak Kilmi)
  • Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer (dir. Andrey A. Tarkovsky)
  • The Painter and the Thief (dir. Benjamin Ree)
  • The Unseen (dir. Behzan Nalbandi)
  • Bitter Love (dir. Jerzy Sladkowski)
  • Jawline (dir. Liza Mandelup)
  • Stalin and the Katyn Massacre (dir. Cedric Tourbe)
  • When Tomatoes Met Wagner (dir. Marianna Economou)
  • Be Water (Bontida) (dir. Bao Nguyen)