Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Festival impressions, Day 1

The festival opened on Tuesday night at Streit's Cinema in an upscale part of the city near the City Hall.

There was also time for a glass of Sekt and a nice chat before we found comfort in the seats inside the cinema. Here: Gerda from Filmmotor, Til from TalkSofa and yours truly.

Mingling in the foyer of the cinema.

Some people were dressed for party in environmentally-friendly colours. Here: Katrin from TalkSofa and her friend.

Filmmotor was also on the spot ready to interview the unsuspecting guests.

The hosts of the opening night.

The festival's director made a short presentation.

The entire festival team on stage. Everyone took a turn in spotlighting a particular film or film programme to be shown later in the week.

Maren Kroymann, a famous German actress, entertained the audience before the screening of the opening film "Vivere". She is also widely known for her activism in LGBT issues.

Filmmotor in action at the opening.

The opening film's director Angelina Maccarone and her assistant answer questions from the audience after the screening.

All images by Māra Pētersone.

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