The Honorary Camera of David 2016
and his outstanding work as film director>
Romanian film director, script writer and producer Radu Bartolomeu Gabrea has spent his entire career alternating between TV films, documentaries and real feature-length films. Born in Bucuresti on the 20th of June 1937, graduated the Institute as a civil engineer and at the Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography as a film director.
Gabrea, who has maternal Jewish origins, is the author of many docu-fictions, acclaimed by Jewish communities all over the world.
Director of fiction and documentary movies, presented to and awarded by international film festivals, with unanimous international critical acclaims, the “multi-faceted Radu Gabrea managed to acquire a unique status among filmmakers: that of an authentic European director, defying time through a constant desire to harmoniously blend relevant historical facts with entertaining fictions” (Dominique Nasta, PhD, Professor in Film Studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles).