Early November is booked for the German cinema. The 11th edition of the German Film Days, a benchmark on the Bucharest cultural agenda, powered by the Goethe Institute, kicks off on November 4th.
Movie lovers will be able to enjoy 23 recent films (12 feature films and 11 shorts) for seven days, until November 10th, in Bucharest. The film selection comprises recent productions produced in the past two years, 2015 and 2016, ranging from dramas, comedies, thriller and horror productions, films with and about children, movies with social and political topic, to classics, as well as the sound production signed by the German and world great innovator filmmaker, Fritz Lang: “M – A city looks for a murderer“.
“The main touch stone of the selection was undoubtedly, the aesthetic one. We wanted to offer the Romanian audience the most valuable German films in the past year. Besides the artistic standard, I was also interested in the diversity of the productions. The German cinema is very rich-around 200 feature film premieres per year-extremely diverse and very dynamic,” said film critic Mihai Fulger, the spotter of this year edition.
Evelin Hust, director of the Goethe Institute Bukarest, the festival’s organizer, confirms: “During this year edition of the German Film Days, you have the occasion of getting a picture over the German cinema nowadays, for the spotter, film critic Mihai Fulger, put the most interesting recent German productions in the portfolio of the event.”
The cinemagoers are invited to enjoy the festival at the Eforie Cinemateca.
The official opening will present a film with a strong emotional and mainly political message: “The Colony”, an “historic romantic thriller”, directed by Florian Gallenberger (the winner of Oscar for “the best live-action short film in 2016), starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl.
The following movies are deeply rooted in the social live, some are based on real stories, like dramas „Babai”, by Visar Morina, and „Freistatt” by Marc Brummund, as well as „Fukushima, mon amour”, by Doris Dörrie, and „Fado”, by Jonas Rothlaender.
The movies with and about children, also presented at KINOdiseea, are “Fortune favors the brave” by Norbert Lechner and Dominik Wessely’s “Nelly’s Adventures”, which was partly shot in Transylvania.
The last screening of the festival is hosted by a special venue. On November 10, the organizers will screen Oskar Roehler’s well-known film at Club Control in Bucharest. “Death to the Hippies! Long live Punk” starring Blixa Bargeld and Nick Cave talks about the underground music of West Berlin in the 80s. The movie screening is followed by the German band Jolly Goods’ performance.
As usually, the German Film Days comprise a selection of short films, the „Short Export 2016” programme provided by the Bundesverband Deutscher Kurzfilm. The programme includes the best 10 “German Shorts” to whom film critic Mihai Fulger added a production released at Berlin Film Festival this year, „A Quiet Pace” by Ronny Dörfler.
Further details on the programme of the German Film Days 2016 edition are available at www.goethe.de/bukarest/, and on the event Facebook page.
The Romania Journal is among is media partners of the German Film Days.