On Friday, October 16, Bucharest hosts the start of the tenth edition of German Film Days (ZFGX), due to present the Romanian audience twelve long films (with Romanian subtitles). These are due to provide a wide perspective on the best German productions of the year and will be presented during October 16 – 22.
This year’s edition will provide viewers the chance to meet five German guests: Rene Frolke (photo), director of the film “Le beau danger”, screened at the Berlinale in 2014 and dedicated to Norman Manea, for his 75th anniversary; Mark Reeder, script writer and lead actor of “B-Movie”, an essay dedicated to the West – Berlin avantgarde of the 80s; Tatjana Brandrup, director of the film “Cinema: A Public Affair”, telling the story of Naum Kleinman, Russian film historian and the curator of the legendary Eisenstein Archive; Jurgen Lemke and Andreas Marquardt, the script writer and respectively the real person the film “Dangerous Love” was based on, the highly dramatic story of Andreas Marquardt, former martial arts champion and one of the most feared panderer in the Berlin of the 80s.
The film screenings take place at Studio Cinema, and the first day marches the opening of the anniversary edition with an outstanding film: “Victoria”, Sebastian Schipper’s acclaimed thriller, considered the German surprise of the Berlinale and rewarded with the Silver Bear. The final screening, “B-Movie” – an essay dedicated to the West Berlin avantgarde of the 80s, will be held in Control Club, on October 22, in the presence of Mark Reeder, the script writer and protagonist of the film; the screening will be followed by a concert of Future Nuggets and Loved by Ghosts.
The program of this year’s edition includes 13 long films that provide a wide perspective on the achievements of this year’s German cinema. The selection was made by film critic Andrei Rus.