Around 200 guests had registered for the 10th anniversary of the DFG Film Evening. Traditionally, the DFG welcomed its guests at the festival cinema Abaton on the eve of the Film Festival in Hamburg.
After the convivial reception in the Abaton Bar, the programme began with a brief review of the year and an outlook on the development of the film and cinema industry in Germany, Europe and the world. Hendrik Bockelmann, Managing Director of the DFG, guided through the programme and then interviewed television personality Steven Gätjen. On his birthday evening at the DFG, the TV host, who has been interested in film and cinema since his early childhood, exchanged roles and did not moderate, but answered questions himself.
The film this year was the already extremely successful film and possible Oscar candidate "System Crasher". Nora Fingscheidt's directing debut had been extensively secured by the DFG. The fate of the 9-year-old Benni (Helena Zengel), who falls through all the grids, can't be tamed by anyone and can't stay in any institution or foster family, was disturbing and offered additional conversation material for the cosy end of the evening in the Abaton Bistro.
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