Le beau danger

a film by René Frölke

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Le beau danger is a cinematic arrangment between documentary portrait
and literary text. Interwoven with the moving image and divided into one
hundred and seventy black and white text screens we read the work of the
Romanian author Norman Manea. It is the attempt to have image and text
question eachother and respond to eachother. Arising from the observation
of the present of the author, which is also our present, the inner conflict of
our time becomes visible, a conflict in which information becomes the
adversary of experience and therefore also of the memory itself.

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Premiere at the Forum of the
64. Berlin International Film Festival

Further festivals:
FID Marseille 2014 - International Competition
TIFF 2014 - Wavelength
Sao Paulo International Film Festival - International Competition
Duisburger Filmwoche
Torino Film Festival - International Competition
Festival dei Popoli
Art of the Real 2015 - Lincoln Center, New York

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Concept, Image & Realization: René Frölke
Production: Ann Carolin Renninger, René Frölke
in association with Paolo Benzi

funded by:
Robert Bosch Stiftung
Border Crossers Program,
Filmwerkstatt Kiel
Film Förderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein.

supported by:
the Romanian Cultural Institute,
Polirom / Romania,
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania,
the National Book Centre, Romania,
il Saggiatore / Italy,
the Romanian Cultural and Humanistic Research Institute, Italy,
and Bard College / Annandale-on-Hudson, USA