Director Robert Dornhelm will be present in Bucharest within the After 25 years project, at the screening of his movie Requiem for Dominic. The premiere of the movie in Romania takes place after 25 years. The director will take part in a discussion with the public after the screening on Monday, December 22, at 19:00, at Cinema PRO (3 Ion Ghica St.). At the debate scheduled after the screening, at 20:30, film critic Irina-Margareta Nistor will join the director.
Through his works and biography, Robert Dornhelm (born in 1947, in Timişoara) is a symbol of the escape from the communist regime. His destiny carried him from Romania to Austria and USA, where is career in cinema won him international recognition, being acclaimed for the films War and Peace (2007), The Ten Commandments (2006), the documentary The Children of Theatre Street (1977 – for which he received an Oscar nomination) or the TV miniseries Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2002 – awarded with Emmy) and Spartacus (2004).
Requiem for Dominic (1990) presents the events that took place in Romania in December 1989, by telling the story of Dominic Paraschiv, engineer at a factory in Timişoara, who died during the Revolution. Called the “Timişoara butcher”, he was shot and mocked, being wrongly accused of the killing of 80 people. The movie includes images filmed during the most troubled weeks from December 1989 – January 1990.
Requiem for Dominic was nominated for the Golden Globes and Independent Spirit Awards for best foreign film.
The screening at the Cinema PRO takes place within the After 25 years project which opened this week in Vienna, on December 17 and continues in Timişoara on December 19 and in Bucharest on December 22, bringing to the public’s attention the events which took place in December 1989.
Entrance at the screening at Cinema PRO is free. Book you place by email, at [email protected] The film in German is subtitled in English and Romanian.