Andres Veiel to be special guest of Sofia Film Fest

Photo: Sofia Film Fest Andres Veiel

Renowned German director Andres Veiel will be a special guest of Sofia Film Fest this autumn. He is set to personally present two of his films – Beuys and Ecocide (Ökozid) – on 15 and 16 September, respectively. Film critic Claudia Lenssen (Germany), who wrote the first ever book chronicling Andres Veiel’s work, will be a special guest of screenings scheduled for 11 and 20 September.

Veiel’s first film, which came out in 1992, was a documentary called Winter Night’s Dream (Winternachtstraum) and is the result of his work with a group of experienced theatre actresses.

Veiel further established his presence in the world of documentary filmmaking with the 1996 The Survivors (Die Überlebenden) about the fate of three of his former classmates who committed suicide. The film will be screened on 7 September.

In 2001 Veiel made Black Box BRD about the murder of Deutsche Bank president Alfred Herrhausen and the suspected perpetrator Wolfgang Grams, a member of the Red Army Faction (RAF). The film’s screening as part of the festival programme will take place on 11 September.

The 2004 project Games of Chance (Die Spielwütigen), which tells the story of four young people studying acting in Berlin, will be screened on 20 September.

The Kick (Der Kick), which came out in 2005, is a theatre project based on the true story about a teenager killed by three of his peers, neo-Nazis, in East Germany. At Sofia Film Fest, it will be shown on 24 September.

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