Original title: Călătorie cu tata/Die Reise mit Vater
Directed by Anca Miruna Lăzărescu
2016. 111m. Germany/Romania/Hungary/Sweden. German and Romanian with subtitles. NR.
In 1968, two German-Romanian brothers load their ailing father into their car in Romania and head for the German Democratic Republic, hoping that an operation in Dresden will restore his health. As they motor through the GDR, the Prague uprising throws everything into confusion, and they end up in a tourist detention center. They’re finally permitted to go to West Germany, where they crash in a Munich commune full of housemates holding forth on the glories of socialism. Based on the director’s father’s real story, this extremely enjoyable rock’n’roll road trip through the contradictions between East and West is surprisingly light in tone, despite the serious matters addressed along the way.
Screenplay: Anca M. Lăzărescu
Cinematography: Christian Stangassinger
Cast: Alex Mărgineanu, Răzvan Enciu, Ovidiu Schumacher, Susanne Bormann
Festivals: Black Nights Film Festival – Panorama