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Come to the alternative side, we have films

In the last few weeks, the news about cinematography are only related to blockbusters such as Fast and Furious 7 or Avengers: Age of Ultron, but if you’ve had enough of mainstream and commercial cinema, you can try some alternative productions. Here is a list of films that can be seen this week, between May 13th and May 17th in Cluj-Napoca.

Vi är bäst (We are the best) is a Swedish film made in 2013 by Lukas Moodysson. It tells the story of 3 girls from the 1980’s Stockholm, who want to start a punk band, even if everybody keeps telling them that punk is dead. If you are a fan of the DIY culture and the rebel in you isn’t dead, you can see the film on Thursday and Friday from 2pm, at the Florin Piersic Cinema.

The Cut (2014) is a Turkish historical drama directed by Fatih Akin. This production approaches a currently poignant subject, namely the Armenian Genocide of 1915, which took place in the Ottoman Empire. Stemming from the individual story of a man who survives the mass murder and tries to find his daughters, the film presents the general atrocities that happened during the first genocide of the 20th century. You can watch it on Wednesday, from 10pm or Thursday, from 3pm, at Cinema Victoria.

Den Brysomme Mannen (The Bothersome Man) is an iconic black comedy made by Jens Lien in 2006. It depicts the protagonist’s attempts of escaping a world that is perfect in shape, but empty in substance and it questions the modern tendency of substituting the spiritual with the material. The film can be seen Wednesday, from 8:30pm, at La Perne and the good news is that the entrance is free.

Aliyah DaDa (2014) is a Romanian documentary film directed by Oana Giurgiu. It analyzes the complicated relationship between the Jewish community and the rest of the population. The production is not focusing entirely on the historical aspect, but on the artistic one, with the visual constructed in a dadaist manner, in tribute to Tristan Tzara and Marcel Janco, the two Jewish initiators of this cultural trend, born in Romania. You can see the film Wednesday, from 5:30pm, at Victoria Cinema.

Enjoy the different!

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