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January 27, 2023
ARTS & LEISURE

“1989” – Pan-European Premiere in Bucharest

Celebrating 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Oscar-nominated director Anders Ostergaard, together with Erzsebet Racz, will launch their latest documentary “1989” in the opening night of the Copenhagen Film Festival. The film will be screened simultaneously in 15 European capitals, including Bucharest.
On Wednesday, November 5, starting at 9:00 PM, at the European Public Space headquarters, (31 Vasile Lascar Street, ground floor, Bucharest), film lovers and all persons interested to discover and discuss the political games in the background of the fall of the Iron Curtain and the tragic human costs of these games are invited to watch the premiere and the discussion in Copenhagen – broadcasted live.
After the screening, Miklos Nemeth, former Prime Minister of Hungary (1988 – 1900) and protagonist of the film will share some of his personal memories related to the moments presented in the film. The discussion will be also broadcasted live, and attendants will be granted the opportunity to ask questions via Twitter. The Q & A session with Miklos Nemeth will be followed by a panel of experts discussing the situation in contemporary Europe, 25 years after the fall of Communism. The film “1989” will be viewed and discussed simultaneously by hundreds of viewers in London, Brussels, Hague, Riga and Porto.
Regarding the events of 1989, co-director Anders Ostergaard declared:
“I was surprised to find out that this event (the fall of the Berlin Wall) was determined by the spontaneous actions of two people. One of them tried to pass over to the free world and paid with his life. The other felt so guilty of the death of the former that, a few hours after his death, took a decision that was to change the course of history”.
“Politicians sometimes take by themselves decisions of a massive importance. After receiving the advisors’ suggestions and analysing reports, sometimes decisions are born out of pure instinct”, Ostergaard underlined. The director was nominated to the American Film Academy award for Best Documentary for his previous work in 2010.
The film is subtitled in English and the access is free. Reservations may be made at  diana.paroiu@oneworld.ro / 0720 793 963 or vadim.baltag@spatiuleuropa.eu/ 021.212.16.19.
The event is presented by the CPH DOX Festival in Copenhagen and Magic Hour Films and co-organized by the One World Romania Association, in partnership with the Romanian branch of the European Commission.

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