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    »Lauter Geschenke« – Radu Gabrea’s First Medias Central European Film Festival (MECEFF)

    Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

    In the early 60’s during my first visit to Warsaw, I saw a wonderful performance that I will never ever forget in the Jewish Theatre under the direction of Ida Kaminska. It was the melancholic comedy with music Goldfaden’s Traum. And now the hour-long documentary Goldfaden’s Legacy (2004) by festival director Radu Gabrea was showing [...]

    Michael Nyman in Progress – a documentary by Silvia Beck

    Monday, November 14th, 2011

    Another subtitle for this film could be Filmmaker in Progress: from the start of the documentary, we see British composer Michael Nyman ready with a camera to take pictures, whether in London, Poland or on tour throughout the world.
    Probably best known around the world for his film compositions, Nyman wrote his first film score in 1967 for British [...]