Friday, 4th of June, was the day when, along with the screeningsof the festival, the TIFF audience experienced a memorableencounter. The masterclass held by the German cineaste Wim Wendersmeant a two hours lesson from which the tens of „courseparticipants” have learnt more about the guest of honour of thecurrent edition, about cinema, day to day life and even aboutthemselves. In the hall, besides the future participants in themovie industry and anonymous admirers of Wenders, there were alsothe directors Cătălin Mitulescu, Florin Șerban and LucianGeorgescu.
The representatives of the new Romanian film wave had allreasons to believe once more in what they do: Wenders, thepresident of the European Film Academy, praised their work. „Thesense of space is the most important thing when you make a movie.The places have stories of their own; if you succeed to „read” acertain place you can find there a story that cannot take place inany other place. The current Romanian cinematics has an incrediblesense of space. It could be seen in „The Way I Spent the End of theWorld”, the wonderful film made by Cătălin Mitulescu, in „4, 3, 2”.And you can find it also in the other European films. The Americansdon’t have it. Most of their films take place in a „no man’s land”,in a space they don’t even want to know where it is. When it comesto sense of space they are not good at it. They are too concernedwith the story”.