Made in Romania
The film will be screened in the presence of: Răzvan Rădulescu, Dana Bunescu
Razvan Rădulescu is a scriptwriter. As a director, he only made one film, „First of all, Felicia“, together with Melissa de Raaf. He studied Philology at the University of Bucharest and Opera Directing at the Music Academy of Bucharest. His literary debut in 1995 was in an anthology of short proses and, later, he wrote 2 novels. As a scriptwriter, he has collaborated with numerous directors such as Cristi Puiu ("Stuff and Dough", "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu"), Radu Muntean ("The Paper Will Be Blue", "Tuesday After Christmas", "Alice T."), Cristian Mungiu ("4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days"), Călin Netzer ("Child's Pose"). Since 2013, he has a chair for Film at Hochschule fur Gestaltung in Karlsruhe.
Dana Bunescu is an editor, sound-designer and director. Born in 1969, in Craiova, she graduated in 1993 from the Faculty of Phyiscs in Bucharest, with a degree in optical and LASER technology, and later, in 2000, from the Film and Theatre Academy, multimedia section. Dana is the most celebrated editor of the New Romanian Cinema, and the filmes to which she collaborated have been awarded at many international film festivals.
In 2013, five young aspiring German filmmakers feel it is their responsibility to document the Ukrainian Maidan. How could one not deeply care for an event happening at only 2000 km from the center of Europe? In a rent caravan, armed with the latest camera and sound equipment, the film students enter Ukraine shortly after the Maidan demonstrations have been brutally dispersed by the authorities. Not knowing what else to film and still filming everything, they attempt to reach Chernobyl: to them, only that legendary place of doom can equate the loss of their main topic. Entering the forbidden area proves to be an even more illusory task, filled with unpleasant adventures and unexpectedly pleasant encounters.There is already a long tradition of the found footage documentary. The genre’s typical suspense comes from the fact that the surviving filmed material contains clues about how the filmmakers met their fate. „Evropa“ is trying to establish a slightly different genre: the abandoned footage documentary; in it, we get to understand how, on the contrary, the film makers managed to survived their footage.