Transilvania 2017 – review – DOLPHINS GO EAST (“Las toninas van al Este,” Gonzalo Delgado, Verónica Perrota, 2016, Uruguay / Argentina / Germany)

Gonzalo Delgado and Verónica Perrota co-direct, co-write and act in Dolphins Go East, a dysfunctional family comedy-drama from Uruguay presented in the main competition of the 16th Transilvania International Film Festival. Virginia (Perrota), the quasi-estranged daughter of an outrageously gay and pathetically fading show-biz personality, Miguel Angel Garcia Mazziotti (Jorge Denevi), shows up at his…

Transilvania IFF 2017 – review – A YOUNG GIRL IN HER NINETIES (“Une jeune fille de 90 ans,” Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Yann Coridian, 2016, France)

A Young Girl in Her Nineties, presented at the 16th Transilvania International Film Festival, is the new documentary by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Yann Coridian. The film confronts its viewers with the vulnerabilities of aging and, more directly, with the vulnerabilities to which we expose ourselves when we fall in love. Blanche, the film’s protagonist,…

Transilvania IFF 2017 – review – CHRYSANTHEMUMS TIME (“Chas Khrizantem,” Dmytro Moiseiev, 2016, Ukraine)

Dmytro Moiseiev’s feature film, Chrysanthemums Time, which premiered in the official competition of the 16th Transilvania International Film Festival, is a meditation on mourning and loss. The film revolves around a woman named Olga (Alla Binieiva), coping with the loss of her husband, the most important person in her life, as she seeks personal purification by…