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14.-20. januar 2019

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Brothers Mihai and Emil have very different mechanisms of coping with the 1960s dictatorship in Romania. Young doctor Mihai tries reluctantly to play the game of informing on his neighbors in an attempt to secure his old dad a life-saving operation. Emil risks life and limb on small rebellious pranks, showing his disdain for the system. The small family suddenly gets a unique opportunity to flee to the West, but leaving everything behind is harder than you think.

Director Lăzărescu has based her film on her own father’s experiences (Emil in the film) during the cold war, and manages to create a warm and humorous family drama. It is a bittersweet story, but you smile more than you cry, and we’re in for a tale of young love, search for identity, music, hippies and brotherly bonds. All presented in the adorable, nostalgic browns of the late 60s.

Program: 
Orginal title: 
DIE REISE MIT VATER
Director: 
Anca Miruna Lăzărescu
Screenplay: 
Anca Miruna Lazarescu
Photography: 
Christian Stangassinger
Actors: 
Alexandru Margineanu, Razvan Enciu, Ovidiu Schumacher, Susanne Bormann, Manuel Klein, Doru Ana
Run time: 
1 hour 51 min
Year: 
2016
Country: 
Germany,
Romania,
Hungary and
Sweden
Producer: 
Verona Meier
Sales: 
Filmallee GmbH
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Anca Miruna Lăzărescu (b. 1979) is from Timisoara, Romania, but moved with her parents to Germany in 1990. She studied at HFF, University for Television and film, in Munich. She won several prizes for her graduation film SILENT RIVER, and got a Golden Bear nomination at the Berlinale.