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International film festival opens in Transylvanian city

The films of Japan’s Daisuke Miyazaki and Norway’s August Joachim Trier will be the first among 12 movies in competition to screen Saturday at the Transylvania International Film Festival.

Miyazaki’s “End of the Night” and Trier’s “Oslo, August 31″ will be showcased on the second day of the 10-day Romanian festival, one of the biggest in the Balkans.

Other movies in competition are “Chapiteau Show” by Russia’sSergey Loban, “Klip” by Serbia’s Maja Milos, “Lena”, a Dutch-Belgian co-production by Christophe Van Rompaey, and “Wetlands” by Canada’s Guy Edoin.

Nearly 250 movies from all over the world will be screened during the festival.

Hundreds of movie-lovers braved the rain Friday to gather at the central square of Cluj to watch the colour version of French director Georges Melies’s “A Trip to the Moon”, a film made in 1902.

The festival will also honour French director Claude Lelouche and British-American actress Geraldine Chaplin for their cinematic careers.

Actors Michael York, Vanessa Redgrave and Catherine Deneuve were awarded lifetime achievement prizes at previous editions.

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