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Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 2

The first film In-Competition was screened yesterday evening in front of a full house made out primarily of children and their parents. The film screened was FIDDLESTICKS, directed and produced by Veit Helmer, from Germany.

In the audience there were also present actor Florin Opritescu from Madrid, producer Miguel Baretto from Paris, producer and cinematographer Edward Button from New York, producer Elio Dell’Unto from Toronto, actress Andreea Dumitru and actor Andrei Neamtu from Brasov.

FIDDLESTICKS is an amazing film for children. It is a very sophisticated and elaborated production. The cast is composed by both adults and children.

Bollersdorf town is average. Its citizens take great pride in being average and go to great lengths to remain average. The children of Bollersdorf have had a bellyful of average and with the help of their pet coati they set about freeing their grandparents from the local old folks’ home. A hilarious caper ensues to create a new world record to put Bollersdorf on the map and make it a centre of technology.

The film is starring Benno Furmann, Fritzi Haberland, Alexander Scheer and Rolf Zacher. Brasov International Film Festival has screened the Romanian version of the movie (dubbed in Romanian language).

Following the screening, Daria Trifu and actress Denisa Barvon have interviewed some of the kids present.

Daria Trifu and Denisa Barvon are interviewing some of the kids who have attended the screening of the feature film for children, FIDDLESTICKS (directed by Veit Helmer). This movie is presented at the Festival, In-Competition.

Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 1

The 4th and 2015 edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market, the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world, opened its doors yesterday evening with the screening of the Goan film entitled “Dance to the Rhythm”.

The film is directed by Bardroy Baretto. The film’s producer, Joao Miguel Baretto, came from Paris to attend the Festival. Also present was Edward Button who arrived earlier in the day from New York; he is the producer and cinematographer of the feature film OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN which will be screened, In-Competition, on Monday evening.

The audience received the film with enthusiasm and they congratulated Miguel Baretto following the screening.

Miguel Baretto received the award given by the organizers of the Festival for the “Best Film Out Of Competition”.

Miguel Baretto, the producer of the feature film LET’S DANCE TO THE RHYTHM is interviewed by producer and director of the Festival, Daria Trifu, after he received the Special Award given by the organizers to the “Best Film Out Of Competition” (www.brasovfilmfestival.com)


This movie follows the story of a bitter sweet relationship between a young singer and her musician mentor set against the backdrop of the jazz clubs of Bombay and the musicians from Goa during the 60s.

Based on actual events this quasi-biographical film is a tribute to one of Goa’s greatest, yet barely acknowledged legacy – its musicians, who once upon a time set the jazz clubs of Bombay on fire and actually shaped the music of Bollywood cinema.

The film is written directed and produced by Bardroy Barretto and it is starring Vijay Maurya and Palomi Ghosh.

Director’s Statement

Goa is the smallest state in India. Very little about Goan culture and their way of life is known to the outside world. This film lets one take a peek into this unknown world, a state which contributed immensely to what we call today as Bollywood music. This film is a tribute to these unsung heroes of Goa- its musicians.