Romania 2015. Dir: Vlad Păunescu. 97 min. Blu-ray Disc

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | Veteran Romanian producer/cinematographer Vlad Păunescu proves his aptitude for the director’s chair with Live, a polished, moody thriller set in the dog-eat-dog world of tabloid journalism. It features a commanding performance from Romanian New Wave thesp Rodica Lazar (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu). “Ema is a successful TV journalist, host of a popular investigation show. Her success relies heavily on ratings, and Ema is willing to put her health and resources at stake in order to discover the truth. But when one of her cases propels her into the midst of a huge and dangerous political scandal, it will change her life dramatically" (Focus on Romania F.F.). In Romanian with English subtitles.