Ionuț Mareș
Journalist and film critic. He works as artistic director for several film festivals in Romania. For Films in Frame, he is in charge of the Emerging Voices column, which is published twice a month, on Tuesday.

Victor Rebengiuc, an exemplar of long-haul professionalism

Turning a teenage trauma into a Venice-winning debut

“Wild Romania”. Spectacular, yet harmless

Eugen Jebeleanu: “We need to shake the audiences up through stories they haven’t had access to before”

Conrad Mericoffer: “I have several inner worlds and if I don’t express myself, I’m overcome with anxiety”

Carla Fotea: “Film production comes to ego, resource and time management”

When passion, determination and talent get you to Cannes. An interview with Ana-Maria Gheorghe and Andrei Epure

Ana Radu: “Acting makes me feel safe. It gives me courage and freedom”

Call for courage – A review on Romanian film

Alexandru Ion: ”If you’re concerned with what others may think of you, you’re on a slippery slope”

Alma Buhagiar: “I want my films to have therapeutical value”

Valentina Iusuphodjaev, the director of Moldova Film Center: “There is need for a film community”

Cecilia Felméri: “I like making films because I have to be prepared one hundred percent – both emotionally and intellectually”

Ioana Grigore: “The documentary film writes itself in editing”

Stefan Azaharioaie, sound designer: “Paying special attention to sounds is extremely important”

Olga Lucovnicova, a Golden Bear-winning director: “I wish a New Moldovian Wave would emerge as well”

Alina Manolache: “I like to believe that my work could stand as some kind of archive in the future”

Silvana Mihai: “The camera is my partner, always on my side”

Bogdan Jitea: “The Romanian National Cinema Epic has created a distorted image of our national history, which has been perpetuated long after 1989”

Tudor Panduru: „Being a cinematographer helps me get answers to some questions”

Anda Ionescu: “As a producer, I like to work on films that explore my own pursuits, as well”

Andra Tarara: “It’s emotional expensive to make documentaries about relationships in your own family”

Andrei Rautu: “As an artist, I think it’s essential to do your best not to fall apart”

Ioana Bugarin: “Acting helps me understand myself”

Paul Muresan: “Making animation entails spending a lot of time just with yourself, and you need to make it through this hell”

Alex Traila: „Romanian cinema has an image problem”

Alexandra Alma Ungureanu: “In creating the costumes for a film, anchoring the character in its environment is essential”

Alina Serban: “I’m looking for a chance to receive the microphone and an equal place at the table”

Ruxandra Ghitescu: “I’m interested in that kind of film which makes me discover something about myself”

A different kind of TIFF

Ana-Maria Comanescu: “I’m fascinated by the escapism of cinema”

Boróka Bíró, cinematographer: “I prefer that type of image which is more sensitive”

Laura Pop: “For me, animation film is a therapeutic process”

Octav Chelaru: “If you want to make films, you need to understand what this world is about”

Andreea Bortun: “For me, cinema is the most complex environment that helps me understand the reality around me”

Sarra Tsorakidis: “Making films, I just love it”

Alexandru Dumitru, sound designer: When I work on too many realistic films, I feel the need of a horror

Maria Dragus: “Acting makes me very happy”

Tudor Platon: “In working out the cinematography for a film, I try to gather as much information as possible”

Andreea Ionescu-Berechet: „Divas used to promote the idea of capability”

Carmen Tofeni: The eye of the camera operator must be the eye of the whole film

Cristian Bota: „A valuable actor is like a chameleon capable of changing in any second”

Ilinca Hărnuţ: Nothing has helped me more in achieving a balance with myself than working in film

Letiția Ștefănescu: For me, what matters most it’s the emotion that comes through editing

Gabi Suciu: As a producer, you want to be involved in a film project from the very beginning, not just as an accountant

Cristina Haneș: Documentary film should reflect the experience of knowing people as much as possible

Bogdan Mureșanu: After the success with “The Christmas Gift”, I want to keep a clear mind and stay honest

Andrei Tănăsescu: “Curatorial predictability is the death of a film festival”

With Igor Babiac, on what it means to be a young film actor in the Republic of Moldova

With cinematographer Ana Drăghici, about how hard it is to make it as a woman in an industry dominated by men

Mihai Mincan: Powerful, heavy stories are told better through cinema than through journalism

Iulian Postelnicu: “Negative characters are more convincing”