Parker's 'Job' to bow at Transylvanian fest


LONDON -- British director Oliver Parker's new comedy "I Really Hate My Job" will make its international bow at the sixth annual Transylvanian International Film Festival in a nod to two of the film's leads, Bucharest-born Alexandra Maria Lara and Oana Pellea, the producers said Thursday.

London-based 3DD Prods. said that the Romanian world premiere will see Parker, who is currently shooting a remake of classic British comedy "St. Trinian's," introduce the film along with writer Jennifer Higgie, producer Andrew Higgie and the Romanian actresses.

Though still a young and relatively small event, the Transylvanian festival, founded by Romanian filmmaker and state television head Tudor Guirgui, has developed a reputation for innovation and style.

The Transylvanian festival runs June 1-10 in both its home venue, Cluj Napoca, and the historic city of Sibiu -- which the European Union has officially designated European Culture Capital 2007.

Parker's film will receive its North American premiere June 13 at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Actress Pellea has appeared in a range of Romanian, German and Hungarian films and last year played an Eastern European refugee in Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men." Lara's credits include roles in Constantine Film's "Downfall" and Giacomo Campiotti's TV miniseries "Dr. Zhivago."

Shot on location in Three Mills Studios in London, "I Really Hate My Job" is produced by 3DD Prods. in association with Lunar Films and Alan Greenspan Prods., with financing from Centerplan Entertainment and Job Hater Ltd. The film is co-presented by the Works Media Group.