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COMRADES IN DREAMS

Germany, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Documentaries)

Director: Uli Gaulke

COMRADES IN DREAMS

“An entertaining world tour of small-town movie houses and the dedicated cineastes who maintain them.” - Variety Bringing together cinema exhibitors from North Korea, America, India and Africa, Comrades in Dreams follows their efforts to transport audiences to a magical place every night. A documentary valentine to cinema, it dives into a set of fascinating lives where stories from the everyday and the silver screen frequently merge. Former projectionist, filmmaker Uli Gaulke takes us to cinema houses in the most far-flung places - from a travelling tent in India and a North Korean ‘film club' to an open-air cinema in the world's poorest country, Burkina Faso. “Comrades is a comforting reminder that there are still idealists out there who believe that film should be a shared, communal experience.” - Philadelphia Film Festival

D Uli Gaulke P Helge Albers WS Films Transit L Maharati, English, Korean, French w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2006/102mins

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