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May 17, 2021

Porumboiu’s documentary “The Second Game” screened at Berlinale Forum

The documentary “The Second Game” by Corneliu Porumboiu was selected within the 44th edition of Berlinale Forum. The Forum section of the International Berlin Film Festival presents annually a selection of movies focused on avant-garde, experimental works, essays, long-term observations, political reportage and yet-to-be-discovered cinematic landscapes. This year, the International Forum of New Cinema, Forum in short, will screen 28 world and 8 international premieres, the Romanian Cultural Institute in Berlin (ICR Berlin) reports. Well-known director Corneliu Porumboiu draws on a strikingly original form for his film The Second Game (Al Doilea Joc): together with his father, who worked as a football referee during the Ceausescu regime, he provides a commentary for the grainy VHS footage of a match between two football teams. The two interlocutors start a heated discussion on politics, repressions and memories. In addition, the Romanian-German co-production “The Forest is Like the Mountains” directed by Christiane Schmidt and Didier Guillian will also be screened at Berlinale Forum.

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