Le beau danger
René Frölke, Paolo Benzi, Ann Carolin Renninger
Joon film, with the support of Robert Bosch Stiftung, Border Crossers Program, Filmwerkstatt Kiel, Film Förderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Polirom / Romania, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, the National Book Centre of Romania, il Saggiatore, the Romanian Cultural and Humanistic Research Institute of Italy, Bard College / Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
DCP - colour & b/w
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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 counterpart of experience and therefore also of the memory itself.