Art Cinema Award for “That Trip We Took With Dad”, by Anca Miruna Lăzărescu, during 2016 Jameson Cinefest
The International Confederation of Art Cinemas is proud to announce that the ART CINEMA AWARD at the 13th Jameson Cinefest in Miskolc, Hungary, went to THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD by Anca Miruna Lăzărescu.
THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD
Germany/Romania/Sweden/Hungary, 2016, 111 min
Direction and screenplay: Anca Miruna Lăzărescu
Cast: Alex Mărgineanu, Răzvan Enciu, Ovidiu Schumacher, Susanne Bormann, Manuel Klein
Coproduction: Mirage Film, Strada Film, Chimney, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Arte
More information on the festival’s website.
Romania, 1968. Two very different brothers: Mihai is a secret police informant, Emil is a dedicated dissident. When they have the opportunity to have their ailing father’s eyes operated on in East Germany, the three set out on a moving odyssey which finally takes them to West Germany. After her short SILENT RIVER, which won over 80 awards, THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD is Anca M. Lăzărescu‘s feature film debut.
Out of all the films, That Trip We Took With Dad showed the most authenticity to the story, and also from a visual and dramatic perspective. It emerged above all especially because of the cultural and historic relevance to the modern audience. The film showed us the complex situation of everyday lives between the citizen and the regime.
It is the perfect Eastern European road movie, with the best supporting elements which include good humour, interesting characters, well directed sequences, beautiful photography and lets not forget the 60s beat and rock soundtrack throughout the whole film.
During the film, the main characters face a dilemma of saving the life of their father while risk coming out as traitors, against the choice of becoming national heroes but at the same time victims of the regime. It is showing us in a sarcastic way what it meant to live during the socialist era in the East, or even to be a socialist figure with that vision during that time.
The jury was composed of:
Paraszkay György, Budapest, Hungary
Matthew Maggi, Soppa Films, Malta
Hanula Zsolt, Budapest Film, Budapest, Hungary