Loneliness (Solitudes)

German Premiere

Screenings: Sunday, June 23, 19:00 (Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor) and Tuesday, June 25, 19:00 (Monopol-Kino)


Country of Origin / Land: France, Romania
Year of Production / Jahr: 2012
Duration / Länge: 17′
Category / Kategorie: Fiction
Language / Sprache: French and Romanian with English subtitles

Director / Regie: Jedlicki Liova
Screenplay / Drehbuch: Badea Alexandra
Cinematographer / Kamera: Poupard Julien
Editor / Schnitt: Larre Laurence
Producer / Produktion: Bernard Tanguy
Main Cast / Darsteller: Oprea Razvan, Constantin Madalina

Synopsis: Overnight procedure after the rape of a young Romanian prostitute. She does not speak French. A Romanian translator must make the link between the administration and the victim.
Inhalt: Ein Blitzverfahren nach der Vergewaltigung einer jungen, rumänischen Prostituierten. Sie spricht kein Französisch, deshalb muss ein rumänischer Übersetzer die Verbindung zwischen der Behörde und dem Opfer herstellen.

Festivals: Festival Clermont Ferrand, Festival Itinerances, Ales Festival Combat, Josselin Rencontres Audiovisuelles, Lille, Festival Tout Courts, Aix en Provence, Festival MECAL, Barcelone, Rencontres Cinémaginaire, Argelès-sur-mer


Superman, Spiderman or Batman (Superman, Spiderman sau Batman)

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Thursday, June 21, 19:00 (film.coop) and Saturday, June 23, 21:00 (City Kinos)

Country of Origin: Romania
Year of Production: 2011
Duration: 11′
Category: Fiction

Director: Tudor Giurgiu
Screenplay: Doru Lupeano
Cinematographer: Adrian Silisteanu
Editor: Eugen Kelemen
Producer: Bogdan Craciun

Synopsis: Aron, a 5-year-old boy, sets together with his worried father on a journey, at the end of which he wishes, like the superheroes in the comic books, to save his mother suffering from a heart condition.
Inhalt: Der 5-jährige Aron macht sich zusammen mit seinem Vater auf eine Reise, an deren Ende er sich wünscht, genau so wie die Superhelden in den Comics, seine Mutter retten zu können, die unter einem Herzfehler leidet.

Weblink: youtu.be/2pcdzfoEQCo

Silent River (Apele Tac)

Screenings: Friday, June 17, 23:00 and Wednesday, June 22, 19:00 ( FRIENDS & FAMILY)


Country of Origin: Germany, Romania
Year of Production: 2011
Duration: 30′
Category: Fiction

Director: Anca Miruna Lazarescu
Screenplay: Anca Miruna Lazarescu
Cinematographer: Christian Stangassinger
Editor: Dan Olteanu
Producer: David Lindner Leporda, Daniel Schmidt
Cast:  Toma Cuzin, Andi Vasluianu, Patricia Moga, Marius Ursu, Doru Oniga, Catalin Oniga, Branko Tomovic

Synopsis: Romania, 1986: Gregor and Vali want to get away. Both need each other, yet there is mutual distrust. One night Gregor finds his doubts confirmed. In the end only hope is left.
Inhalt: Rumänien, 1986: Gregor und Vali wollen abhauen. Beide sind aufeinander angewiesen, beide misstrauen sich. Gregor muss feststellen, dass seine Befürchtungen zutreffen. Am Ende bleibt die Hoffnung.

Festivals & Awards: Berlinale International Competition Berlinale Shorts – Berlin (Germany); FEC Cambriles-Reus, European Short Film Festival (Spain): 1st prize Best European Short Film; Tampere Film Festival (Finland): EFA Award, nomination for the Best European Short Film of the European Film Academy; Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche (Germany): FFF Award; NexT Filmfestival Bucuresti (Rom.): Audience and Jury Award for the Best Romanian Short Film; Sehsüchte Studentenfilmfestival Potsdam (Germany): Best Film Award; Short Film Festival Brussels (Belgium): Grand Prix du Festival; Curtocircuito Santiago de Compostela (Spain): Onda Curta Award

Weblink: www.silent-river.com

The Birthday (Aniversarea)

German Premiere

Screenings: Monday, June 20, 19:00 and Tuesday, June 21, 21:00 (BITTER)


Country of Origin: Romania
Year of Production: 2010
Duration: 16′
Category: Fiction

Director: Luiza Parvu
Screenplay: Luiza Parvu, Toma Peiu
Cinematographer: Andrei Goaga
Editor: Letitia Stefanescu
Producer: Sorin Botoseneanu

Synopsis: Adina tries to make a birthday for herself, but this is not an easy job for a lonely bus ticket saleswoman, living alone in the old apartment of her late parents. She eventually finds an unusual way of spending the day, when she decides to call a professional party entertainer.
Inhalt: Die Protagonistin des rumänischen Films „The Birthday“ Adina möchte sich selbst zu ihrem Geburtstag eine Freude machen – keine einfache Sache für eine einsame Busticketverkäuferin, die allein lebt. Doch Adina hat eine besondere Idee: sie engagiert einen professionellen Partyunterhalter.

Festivals: NexT International Film Festival, Romania, 2010; Timishort International Film Festival, Romania, 2010; Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania, 2010
Awards: Best Short Film shot in digital, Cinemaiubit ISFF (work-in-progress screening), 2009; Jury Special Mention, 7a Mostra Internacional de Escolas de Escolas de Cinema ESAP, Portugal, 2010; Black Pearl Award 2nd Prize, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, 2010; Best Foreign Film, Early Bird ISFF, Bulgaria, 2010

Weblink: www.facebook.com

A Good Day For A Swim (O Zi Buna De Plaja)

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Sunday, June 15, 21:00 and Monday, June 16, 19:00 (BITTER)


Country of Origin: Romania
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 9’24“
Category: Fiction

Director: Bogdan Mustata
Screenplay: Catalin Mitulescu
Cinematographer: Barbu Balasoiu
Editor: Letitia Stefanescu, Bogdan Mustata
Music: Dragos Stanomir
Producer: Catalin Mitulescu
Cast: Florin Sinescu, Okan Kaya, George Hoffman, Cerasela Iosifescu, Marian Ghenea

Synopsis: Early in the morning Lili, a 36 year old prostitute is waiting at a deserted crossroad for the next client. Suddenly a van stops. When Lili looks inside she gets scared and tries to run away, but the van, driven by Blondu (14), who just escaped together with the other boys from a prison for minors, is faster and she is pulled inside. Arrived at a beach the wild boys like to play with Lili and the driver Miki (40) who are their victims for today.

Festivals & Awards: 58th Berlin International Film Festival (Golden Bear for Best Short Film)

Weblink: https://www.youtube.com/a-good-day-for-a-swim