93 films in 19 categories
Markus Imhoof
Switzerland, Germany
91 Min.

Photo Film


From a Country to Another


German, English, Italian


Romanian, English

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• 21 March, 18:00, Cinema Elvire Popesco

The film will be screened in the presence of: Beatrice Babin

• 22 March, 18:00, Cinemateca Eforie

The film will be screened in the presence of: Beatrice Babin

Beatrice Babin
The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was by the brothers Grimm describes the best her journey.
Exploring the world by travelling to New York in the 80s, Africa in the 90s, by studying philosophy and cinema at Munich University - LMU (Germany), with a degree thesis about Federico Fellini: „The clown as a shape at the border between life and death“. 
In 2000 she finally found her destination in editing documentary and fiction films.
She is member of the German Film Academy and of the BFS (German Editors Association).


Spurred by the childhood memory of his friendship with a young Italian girl, a Second World War refugee taken under his family's wing right after the war, director Markus Imhoof embarks on an investigation into the fate of all refugees recently rescued by the Italian authorities from the Mediterranean. The director focuses his attention both on the reasons that determine refugees and economic migrants to leave their native countries - war, terrorism or poverty (sometimes bolstered by the economic policies in Europe, which continues to undermine the national economies of the African states) - and on the different ways in which the policies of European countries toward refugees and economic migrants influence the attitudes of those who come into direct contact with these groups and who, in turn, can decide their fates according to their own ideologies and biases. (Raluca Durbacă)

awards and festivals

Berlin International Film Festival 2018

Locarno International Film Festival 2018

Telluride Film Festival 2018

BFI London Film Festival 2018

Visions du Réel 2018


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