Hanno Hofer, Romania, 1998
Fiction, b&w, 8'
Romanian and English dialogues, with English subtitles


Anton Ionescu

Courtesy of National Film and Television School, UK

Saturday 12 April 2008
6.15 pm
Book now!

Followed by


Telephone Call Abroad

An elderly father tries to call his son in America.

Telephone Call Abroad


Best Director, CILECT- the Association of European Filmschools, Munich 1998

Telephone Call Abroad

Hanno Hofer

Following on his studies of Eastern European History in Berlin in the early 1990s, Hofer returned to Romania to study film. His short feature Humanitarian Aid (2001) was awarded the Canal+ award at the Clermont-Ferrand Shortfilm Festival 2002, the Audience Award at the Mediterranean Film Festival in Montpellier and selected for the Kodak Showcase of the Cannes film festival in same year. Hofer is also a musician, member of two well-known Romanian jazz and blues groups: Nightlosers and Harry Tavitian's Orient Express. One of Nighlosers' latest ventures was a series of concerts with Elvis Rromano, the Rromani impersonator of Elvis Presley who appears in a cameo in Cristian Nemescu's California Dreamin' (Endless).

Back to full programme