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Berlin for Beginners – A Roma Home Movie


Humor, chutzpah and solidarity against poverty and exclusion: members of the Velcu family from Faţa Luncii, Romania, move to Berlin and perform themselves into a possible future. In the end, they’re putting together a video clip in which a young man promises his beloved a future in Berlin if her love is only strong enough to follow him.

Running Time: 59/93 min.
Subject(s): Ethnography, European History, Family, Immigration and Migration, Middle Eastern Studies, Politics, Society
Language(s): Romanian
Subtitles: English
Producer(s): Merle Kröger, Alex Gerbaulet
Cinematographer: Colorado Velcu, Philip Scheffner, Parizan Nistor, Casino Nistor, Mario Ilie, Emporio Ilie, Noami Nistor, Fecioara Velcu, Zefir Chiciu, Jeckichan Velcu, Rața Miclescu, Calil Velcu, Donadoni Miclescu, Bernd Meiners
Editor(s): Philip Scheffner
Production Company: pong film GmbH

Festival Participation

  • Berlinale Forum - 2015
  • Inconvenient Films Vilnius Lithuania - 2016
  • Deutsche Filmkritik Best Doc
  • Grimme

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