What a pleasant surprise it was to find out that “Forgetting Dad” was invited to screen in a new section of the Berlin International Film Festival called “Lola@Berlinale.” Here you can see all the films on the shortlist for this year’s German Film Award, the German equivalent of the Academy Awards.
This was the first time in ages that the entire crew gathered together to take a bow and enjoy all the fine receptions we were invited to. It was surprising to see so many people in the audience come to see a film which is now over two years old, but who’s complaining? Judging from the Q & A that followed, where Matt, Ari and Rick did their thing, the film is still moving audiences in strange and mysterious ways.
Thanks to Heinz Badewitz for organizing the new Lola section and for his nice introduction. And thanks to all the other kind people at the Berlinale who made us feel welcome. It was a delight to receive some recognition on our own turf.