On the occasion of the premiere of the feature film A Love Story – Lindenfeld / Lindenfeld – O poveste de dragoste
, in the interview that he gave us, the director Radu Gabrea
also explained us the reason of his leaving Romania in 1974, after his film Beyond the Sands / Dincolo de nisipuri
was forbidden by the censorship and also about the German period of his life.
“A large part of my soul is left in Germany. Culturally, I was connected to it anyway, but I also spent 26 years there. I am one of the few Eastern European directors who have been working and living out of filmmaking in Germany, from 1979 until 1995. I`ve worked a great deal in Germany, but people don`t know it and there`s no way I can show them. I worked with ZDF, I wrote a 13 episodes series for children. Only between 1974 until 1979 I worked as an engineer, but I kept writing screenplays, which got rejected. Since 1981, I haven`t stopped from making films.”