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He decides to join the school field trip in order to get some time to think. The trip is in a place where he has been with Alisia in the past. Here, his memories will show him that the woman he is with is not anymore the one he loved, and that he is holding to the past.
He will spend a nostalgic moment with Sonie. But Alisia is going forward with the adoption, unaware of his lie, and he is forced to stop her when she gives him the good news. Alisia tracks him down to demand an explanation and they confront each other, reaching the conclusion that their relationship has arrived to an end. The movie will be rich of textures, washed out like far memories, like painted with watercolours, all focused around Giacomo: since it is a story focused on a char-. A musician since youth, his passion has always been writing.
He worked as editor for fashion videos and director of fashion shows for five years. At the same time, he kept writing music and lyrics, and studied literature independently. After a personal crisis caused by the dissatisfaction of that lifestyle, he quit his job and moved to London to start again from scratch.
He is currently working on Faithless, the thesis project for his 3rd year of studies. Synopsis Set up in a world where kids have large stone-like heads, wear colored clothes and are encouraged to express themselves, Little Stones explores the painful growing-up process of a boy, Oyst. Born in a perfect loving family, Oyst is a very talented painter crazy about colors.
Together with his bestfriend Layla, he is preparing to start his education process. However, school brings considerable changes because in order to become grown-up kids have to physically make their head fit through an oval shaped golden mask, relinquish the idea of standing out and accept to live in a perfectly organized neat monochrome world.
Intention A couple of years ago I fell in love with a Tim Burton short story about a character called Oyster Boy who gets consumed by his parents unhappy with the way their son had turned out. I started thinking about the ways the family, friends and society are shaping and re-modeling us and that that growing up is not just a gaining-knowledge process, but it implies loosing other things as well.
I imagined that an artistically inclined child might feel a greater need to hold on to his childhood, realizing what is at stake with the growing up. He tries to hold on to his childhood thus delaying the growing-up process, but soon realizes that this is also not a solution. Every single thing that Oyst has to give up makes a small piece of his head fall, and the child soon finds himself not only trying to save his passions but also the small loose parts of himself.
When the disappointment of his family, the ridicule of his friends and society become evident, Oyst is faced with a tormenting decision: conforming or becoming an outcast. Production Facts Little Stones will be an animated movie of approx. The exact technique is yet to be decided but as textures and shapes play an important role in the story it is quite likely we will use something in the realm of CGI.
At the moment Maria is a free-lance visual artist and is looking forward to step things up and start creating her own projects. Synopsis The Chicken is a story of a six year old Selma, set in wartime Sarajevo, where she lives in a flat with her parents and her sister. She quickly grows very fond of it and is looking forward to the fun times together. Discovering that her mother Sabina is supposed to kill the chicken and prepare it for their dinner, is both shocking and upsetting for Selma, so she decides to secretly free the chicken and save its life.
Sabina becomes the target of a sniper while looking for the bird and Selma is forced to watch her own mother being shot at and fight for her life. Intention The reason why I want to make The Chicken is to show how during the war one can grow up five years in a single day or just in a few hours. Childish games can become dangerous and deadly, consequences of our even most benign and innocent actions can become extremely cruel.
You wake up as a child and you go to bed as an adult. Since then I have cut numerous fiction and documentary films that have travelled through Cannes, Palm Springs, Edinburgh, Toronto and many other festivals. I directed several commercials including a commissioned viral for Toshiba and a test commercial for Armani. The Chicken is going to be my first professionally produced short film where I will work again with Cecilia Frugiuele and Parkville Pictures as my UK producer. Parkville Pictures E-mail: cecilia parkvillepictures.
Synopsis Four red-haired, intensively freckled children live in an awry, colorful house. One day he discovers that this strange house He talks to the children, trying to get to know the story of the house. Children are unwilling to share a secret.
But we see that they treat the house in an unusual way: they talk to it and they ask it for advice. He decides to go on a battle. He calls up the authorities to take care of parentless children. They are taken away. But their relationship with the house is stronger than anyone could expect. No wonder why — it turns out that within the walls lives their huge, huuuuge mother. Intention Some people say that every single story ever told is about love.
The four kids live in a building that consists of their mother and walls around her. Through the whole movie, mother is only a mysterious decoration. Once the kids are in danger though, she awakens and rescues them. The script is intended for a short cartoon movie. I believe that through its creativity and colorfulness it can. Director Biography Szymon was born in in Poland.
He was an ingenious pupil in primary school, a smart boy in high school and a very average student at university. Instead of a regular job Szymon: - is an actor of Kabaret Limo, well known Polish comedy group; - writes songs, short stories and scripts; - spends a lot of time on Facebook. The lush and vibrant summer highlights the emptiness they find within themselves. Trees in orchards bend under the weight of apples. The warm light of the sun extracts the obsolete, outgoing colours of summer.
Every now and then the wind brings to the yard the odour of musk. Neither Peter nor Sophy had any idea that mating season had started. The silence is being disturbed by the roars of agitated bulls. In this scenery two people undergoing a crisis cannot find a common language. Sophy becomes obsessed with her body, which begins to take precedence over rationality. Instinct wins. Intention The world is moving forwards due to the power of our brains.
So we like to think. Michel Foucault does not agree with this - in his opinion we are driven by instincts. According to his definition instincts are innate and are the hereditary capacity of animals - including humans to perform behaviours driven by impulses. In our movie an awakening instinct can destroy everything which a loving couple has created so far.
Fruitless efforts to have a baby have caused stagnation in their relationship. On the other hand - does staying with Peter not condemn her to fail as a biological mother? Is the decision to be in a relationship with a man who cannot give her a child an act against nature? We took the filming style from nature films: recording the slightest movement, textures, meatiness and colour. Our aim is to carefully observe our heroes and their emotions. We reduce dialogue to a minimum, and put the soundscape to the foreground.
Sounds of nature will create a dense soundtrack. Director Biography Monika graduated from the Lodz National Film School in , after completing short films that have been shown at prestigious International Film Festivals. In she was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus. She has created photographic projects and exhibitions shown in Europe. A story where Chocolate meets Vera Drake. There are more women then men after the war. The competition amongst women to get married is high. Helen is depressed, her tears make all the pastries salty.
She gets fired from the pastry shop. On top of that, she realises she caught a venereal disease. Helen sees she is not alone with her problem: women are scratching secretly in the market, in the street, everywhere! As Helen is baking wedding cake for her best friend, she discovers that cacao butter helps to ease her itching.
She starts experiencing. One morning she finds a thick white cream in her pot. She forms it to cones. Helen spreads her magic cones in a special way. She places them on the top of her cake as if they were candles. A secret women movement starts in the city. I was searching for something in the library when found an issue of the Hungarian Women Magazine from by chance. On the cover there was a women riding a tractor. The main article said: women on tractor should take sunflower oil from the kitchen and put it on their face to protect their skin from sunshine.
This point she has to realise no matter how hard she tries to fit the ideal picture of women, she fails. She has to loose her naivety and needs to grow up and find her own way in a strict society. I turned over and found: those who do not have children have to pay extra taxes. So surreal but true. So it means the ideal women work, and have children at the same time.
They are forced by the state to deal. I got admitted to the Hungarian Film Academy, and made several shorts as a director. My most recent short titled: Edina, was selected to the Sarajevo City of Film program last year so I could make my first international short. Marysia 15 decides to sell her first time with a man.
They agree to meet and go to a hotel where their contract can be settled and consumed. They part ways without resolving their contract. Later in the day as emotions cool down, Jan realizes that he paid for something he did not get. Jan and Marysia meet again. To his surprise Marysia informs him that she needs his cash and convinces him to continue with the contract at her place. Inside her flat Jan overcomes his passiveness, but now Marysia begins to have second thoughts.
For the first time this day they see each other as human beings and talk honestly. Marysia tries to lie herself out of the situation. Jola has doubts but eventually Jan stays for dinner A story inspired by two different real life stories, that found me during the last two years. Although it deals with an uneasy subject it tries to show human beings without judging them.
Only suggesting that perhaps they got a bit lost in the modern World. It also tries not to explain human behaviour as by watching someone from aside or through a glass window we are not able to tell about motivations behind actions. We can only observe them, their actions and the consequences that they lead to. As with fish in a bowl or an aquarium.
This is the perspective and distance I want to maintain. I hope this will allow me to play with the audience expectations and desires as we follow the day of Jan and Marysia and their growing frustration. Hopefully this will also underline the absurd nature of the situation they got themselves into resulting in some black humour.
Although Jan and Marysia will be eventually left unsatisfied, their meeting will perhaps allow them to move on from the point of life they stuck in. And we, for a moment during the dinner, will see a twisted vision of a possible but improbable family. Director Biography Piotr Litwin. Living in Poland since Since a co-owner of MX35, a film equipment rental house.
Some awards. Does not believe that the World will end in Currently preparing his graduation film and observing how his six months old son is growing up. Estimated Budget: Looking for sound design co-production possibilities.
Looking for financial co-production possibilities. Synopsis yr-old Marek is a misfit. Friendless and regularly tormented by a vicious gang of bullies, Marek takes solace in his passion, art; drawing picturesque renditions of his local beach. Intention I chose this subject matter because I can relate to the struggle to fit in. As a kid, I moved around a lot after my parents divorced, and endured a period of bullying shortly after moving to a new town and new school.
The bullying centered on my Iranian heritage and in the end was the single-most important experience of growth I underwent throughout my childhood. Despite this, I still wish I had the services back then of a Sam; a loyal samurai to even up the number a little. In a way, I did; writing and cinema were my Sam.
I grew up instilled with the limitless optimism of charac-. Seaside Samurai is therefore about fiction directing truth. It is an effort to express the ancient importance of stepping out of reality in order to step back into it truly inspired. The film is also a homage to my late father, Afzal, who sadly passed away last year. Some of my fondest memories as a child were sitting beside him watching kung fu movies, believing one day I could fight the evil forces of the world too.
Maybe with this short, I still can. In addition to Rain, David is currently in development on his first feature as writer-director, The Frail. To cope with their incapacity to give life, couples buy young androids who grow up with them. Intention With Ctrl-Alt-Del, we guide the audience through a visual journey along the pathways of our consumption habits. What if mothers nurtured warm feelings of love for their mechanical children?
What would we be left with if we lost all form of compassion for humankind and only saw it as an expendable by-product of our society? Combining the emotional impact of a family drama with the action-driven narratives of the sci-fi genre allows us to explore the abyssal needs awoken in a mother by the loss of her child. Obsessed by an in-. A reality where again, hope lies in the younger generation. He works as a director, producer and cinematographer in France, Italy and Switzerland, accumulating award-winning short films, international commercials and feature film experience, which led him to co-found Turbulence Films with Klaus Pas in Ctrl-Alt-Del is a twenty-minute science fiction family drama telling the story of Amy, a loving mother forced to terminate her only daughter, a dysfunctional 13year-old android.
Deeply affected by this emotional void, she loses track of the reality she lives in. When Chris finds out, a violent clash follows, forcing Amy to choose between the child and her husband. Her choice leads her to discover that like her daughter, she is herself nothing more than a companion object, another android that will soon be disconnected and replaced.
Scriptwriter Biography After a career in finance, and a Master in film directing in Paris, Klaus worked as a producer, writer and director for both documentary and fiction. Synopsis Settled in Nice, Anna, 23, is a promising young photographer. One day, a phone call is enough to turn her life upside down. Torn between the conviction of being a bad mother and the fear that her mother-in-law will get custody of her child, Anna finally decides to spend the three days preceding the verdict of the judge with Pierre.
Totally inexperienced and awkward as a mother, she tries to overcome the rejection of her son. More and more involved, Anna realises that the only way to communicate with Pierre is to learn this language. During the Second World War my Jewish grandmother fled Austria and took refuge in France where she met my grandfather. They had three children but, struggling with money, had to give them away for adoption. At the age of 15, my father discovered that he was adopted. When he was 18, he travelled through France to find his biological mother.
Aboudi Lao gives me the opportunity to deal with this complicated subject. As children, my friends and I often invented a magic dialect in order to exchange secrets. This game was a symbol for a deeper dream, the possibility of creating a world in which imagination had no boundaries. Such creations are characteristic of childhood and, personally, I think they are most sacred. That is her last possibility for redemption.
Back to Paris, I was active in the same area for a production company specialised in kids TV programs. Then I worked as a web editorialist but soon discovered a need to learn the craft of screenwriting. It has been selected for European Short Pitch with Iloz Productions attached to the development. This desperate Artist put everything on one card to get a small role as an actor, although there was no job for him. But Kader is not stupid.
He is a fighter. With a breathtaking dance performance in front of the astonished eyes of Sharma Kader wins his respect. Nevertheless there is no job. Kader collapses. He leaves the office humbled. Meanwhile Sharma caught fire. He sees in Kader his long-awaited chance to get back into the spotlight.
When he finally has the role for Kader, all attempts to find the Tiger Artist fail. Its author the Tamil writer Ashoka Mitran gave me his blessing to adapt it. Now I am trying to create an audio-visual world that shows the cycle of dependency between art and capital in an original way. On the one side stays the poor tiger dancer Kader, who is a metaphor for an artist struggling for recognition and a basic living.
His antagonist, the lousy filmmaker Sharma, got stuck in his past glory. These two characters clash together in a typical up to date situation: in a humiliating casting with zero chance for. Kader to get a job. Tiger Fight is a perfect experimental field for a 12—14 min 3D live-action short. Stereoscopic shooting offers me the opportunity to capture the space with a presents and dynamic that was not possible in 2D.
The Tiger Artist extends his hand to the audience and takes him into another reality. The path of the Tiger is more than reality and creates new images within the spectator. The images invade you with the permanent fear of the possible death of Kader. His full length feature film debut Return of the Storks was the Slovak national entry for the 80th Academy Awards.
Besides his artistic work, he also works successfully as a contract director for TV and advertising and as producer, production manager, script editor and lecturer. Currently he writes on two feature film scripts and develops the short film Tiger Fight. Synopsis Incella is the teenage daughter of a greengrocer. She is a confused and vulnerable creature. Prompted by her alcoholic mother, she leaves to buy bread, when the elevator of the run-down Budapest apartment block breaks down and gets stuck for three days.
As no-one reacts to the alarm bell, Incella sits and waits patiently. The family notices with interest that the elevator is broken, and after a day After 3 days in her prison, Incella escapes. But to what end? It seems she had a better time inside. Intention In this grotesque short movie the protagonist is the house itself and the ensemble of its tenants. The characters, even Incella and her family, represent archetypes but all of them have distinctive attributes a dachshund, a saucepan, a walking frame.
The most recurring location of the movie is the stairwell, where the neighbours meet and where the elevator stands with Incella in it. Being jumped around by the fussy crowds of tenants the stairwell becomes the metaphor of intellectual impotency. The visual style and the material surroundings reflect the timeless state of Hungary and the disposition of people here to keep stalling. The approach is not that of kitchen sink realism, it is slightly elevated and cartoonish, both in terms of visual style set-design, lighting , and acting.
The non-hierarchical, ensemble cast is visually expressed by the long takes of the film, enabling the characters to enter and exit a scene, maintaining the illusion of perpetual action, while nothing significant happens. I directed TV spots for the French Mezzo TV and also participate in projects as co-writer and consultant on dramaturgy.
Synopsis year-old Sofia is a boarding school pupil. Solitary and distant, abandoned by her parents, she has an inner visible force, ready to explode. She goes to visit the only person she has an address for, a grandmother she never met. When she arrives, the old woman tells her to go away but Sofia decides to stay and take advantage of the situation. She imposes her presence but the old woman rejects her. Sofia realizes that she is looking for her own family.
In this little industrial town of eastern France, Sofia meets Bernardo, an older Italian worker, and they begin to pass time together without any expectations. Step by step, he begins to want to take care of her. When Bernardo must go back to Italy he asks her to go with him. Sofia cares about them both.
She has the possibility to leave but also the possibility to stay. She has to make a decision. Intention Sometimes, one reacts by withdrawing from the world - by closing doors. When you grow up without family, when you have to face a hostile environment, you learn to build yourself alone, without any love. Sofia never had a family, she is an outsider but she wants to change her life. She is looking for her own family. The most important question for Sofia is how she will be able to relate to other human beings.
Meeting this man, Bernardo, and her grandmother is a turning point for her. The script focuses on the confrontational relationship between two women of two different generations; how they evolve, how they tame each other. The script was built as a progression, with cuts, passages and pieces of dialogue. For the set, I have in mind industrial mining towns. They are empty, lifeless. Time seems to have stopped.
In this environment, Sofia changes and so do her relationships with others. All of these experiences, as well as her trips to Eastern Europe and other countries, have improved her artistic work. She has a poetic and contemplative approach to cinema; a cinema of contrasts, silence, empty spaces, waiting and loneliness but also of hope, movements and contradictory feelings.
Synopsis In the s, an intercity bus is struck by lightning, and its thirty passengers and driver unknowingly travel to the s. The bus suffers a flat tyre due to a big nail in the middle of the road and stops next to three billboards.
The oblivious bus driver, Marcel, starts changing the tyre, while the passengers notice a strange worker putting new posters on each of the billboards. One by one, the passengers are brainwashed by the posters, becoming super-consumers. As they run out of things to buy, they begin rioting. When Marcel finishes repairing the tyre he discovers that his passengers have gone mad. They begin to attack him, though he manages to escape, speeding away in the bus.
Soon enough, the same nail pierces the same tyre. The strange worker appears once again, and starts putting up a new poster on yet another nearby billboard…. Intention The Nail is a satirical short film which explores the brainwashing of society by advertising. Time travel serves as a fast-forwarding device, where thirty passengers on a bus from the early 20th century - representing a group of people from a more innocent time - travel to the year , allowing a social, cultural and temporal comparison of consumerism and materialism.
As the film has no dialogue, the sound design will be imperative in setting the tone. Sound effects will drive the characterisation and help create the atmosphere of a flat, deserted, windy landscape. The Nail is set on a simple country road which passes through endless fields. An old bus, a customised bicycle and three big billboards are the main props required. Dolby Digital 5. Sebastian Niemann has a number of fe at ure films and TV movies to his credit, including: Seven Days.
Christian Schwochow was born in in Bergen on the island of Ruegen. As a child, he was involved in. After finishing. His films include:. Suelze short, , Schneewittchen ist tot short, , Strassenschlacht short, ,. Soapstar documentary, , Der grosse Franz short, , Tantalus short, , Marta und. He began writing film reviews in for various newspapers and magazines. In , he collabor at ed. Film, in In , he established his own distribution company, Prometheus.
His film Paradiso Walther Director of. Gabriele M. Ansgar Niebuhr had his debut with anim at ed film as an FX assistant on Felidae. Since then, he has worked. Alan Simpson has been working since the s in anim at ion, beginning with such TV series as The Addams. Sound Technology Dolby Digital 5. In she moved to German y, where, after studying Dram at ology at Ludwig Maximillian. Red Spot Der Rote Punkt is her gradu at ion project and her debut fe at ure.
She has also directed a number. Connie Walther studied Sociology and Spanish before switching over to Photography. After g at hering. Television Academy dffb in Berlin and landed her first success with her gradu at ion film Das erste Mal. Since then, she has. His first fe at ure film Chill Out played at festivals around the world, including. Casting Astrid Rosenfeld Length 95 min Form at 35 mm, color, Jan Henrik Stahlberg is an actor and director. His films include: Bye Bye Berlusconi!
Marie Jaoul de Poncheville began working as a journalist in and has been traveling to Central Asia. She has published the books Sept Femmes au Tibet and Le. Magda Szwarcbart Length 97 min Form at 35 mm, color, He made his directorial debut in with the documentary Sekt oder Selters followed by the. Himmel und Hoelle. His other highlyacclaimed. From rose pink to the colors of snow: it is images th at make films. These films are wild, idiosyncr at ic and short… some even shorter.
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German films, a film archive, as well as inform at ion and links to German and intern at ional. German Films supports the use of paper from sustainable forestry. For more inform at ion meet us in Cannes at the. Credits not contractual. On the eve of the First World War. The story of a school and church choir led by the local village teacher. His young singers and their families: squire, preacher, est at e manager, midwife, doctor, farmer — a slice of society.
Strange accidents happen and become more and more like ritual punishment. Who is behind it all? Active as a director and playwright for television, film and the opera, he is also a professor for Directing at the Vienna Film Academy. The rel at ionship between Rob and his f at her is awkward. Offering the highest resolution available, VISION3 Films continue to raise the bar with unrivaled highlight l at itude and reduced grain in shadows for gre at er flexibility and control in post.
Learn more at www. But amidst their playful romps, secret rituals and silly habits belies an underlying tension. Full of verve, the idiosyncr at ic Gitti is fearless in expressing her love and devotion for Chris, while Chris is more reserved in his outlook on life and sports, varying personal and professional degrees of insecurity.
When they casually run into another, obviously happier and more successful, couple th at on top of it all appears to be modern gender role proof, their rel at ionship destabilizes. In a silly at tempt at lifestyle bootlegging, Chris begins to show his wilful girlfriend who is boss, with the result th at Gitti's faith in her partner takes a hard knock. She at tempts to conform to his new ideal, but wh at begins as a playful experiment soon turns into a quiet struggle with her own personality.
While Chris flourishes in his role as the stronger one of the two, Gitti begins to loosen up in a completely new way. While Thomas is willing to fill the void of their f at her, Consul Jean, and to steer the firm through the times of moderniz at ion and rising competition, his brother Christian is trying to break away from any responsibility. We find him in dubious company, marrying a woman from a vaudeville show, rebelling against everything their f at her stood for. The sequences, abstract or concrete, range from short film to documentary, from essayistic to experimental.
Through friendship, love and alcohol, Roddy is in search of the perfect music. With a scholarship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst in , she continued her film studies in Sydney. After working on a few short films and documentary films, she was awarded the German Film Award in Gold for Best New Director in for her directorial fe at ure film debut Im Kreis der Lieben.
Among her fe at ure film credits are popular hits such as Trio , Bibi Blocksberg , and most recently, The White Masai The arranged marriage spells the beginning of a monotonous existence for Effi far away from her hometown: Innstetten is entirely pre-occupied with his political career and the sleepy artist town of Kessin on the Baltic Sea shore offers little excitement.
Effi starts a passion at e affair with him and finally discovers wh at love is. But it comes at a steep price: The affair proves f at al for Crampas. Nor is it a happy period for Clara, who is reduced to the role of a housewife instead of an acclaimed concert pianist performing throughout Europe to sold-out halls. Th at is, until she meets the young, brilliant Johannes Brahms. Clara and Johannes fall for one another. Robert, who is sick and suffering from severe depression, at tempts to drown himself in the Rhine River.
His life is saved and he commits himself to a san at orium. The rel at ionship between Brahms and Clara grows even more intense. When Robert dies two years l at er, all the obstacles seem to have disappeared for them.
Clara, however, refuses to marry again. She at tended the drama school for music and the at er in Hanover, and studied German and English Languages in Cologne. In , she founded her own production company. Under the Pavement Lies the Beach became her breakthrough in Heinrich , her film on the life and de at h of the German poet Heinrich von Kleist, was awarded the German Film Award in Her film German y, Pale Mother remains an intern at ional success today and is one of the classics of German cinema.
In the early 80s, he worked in the the at er as a director and wrote radio plays for the Austrian broadcaster ORF. From , he worked as a freelance director and author for television, commercials and music videos. In , he made his fe at ure debut with Tempo, which won the Max Ophuels Award in Lilly is a completely normal year-old girl, until suddenly one day a magic book accompanied by its guardian Hector, a small and clumsy dragon, appear in her room.
Surulunda, a super-witch from the world of magic, has design at ed Lilly to be her successor and Hector to explain the job. But first Lilly must prove within 99 hours th at she is worthy of this burden. The magic book holds the promise of many exciting adventures but also of grave danger through the evil magician Hieronymus and his wish to rule the world. Lilly must confront Hieronymus and prove th at she has wh at it takes to become the new superwitch.
But more than anything else, she was a fighter who often fell, but never stayed down. Berlin, The collapse of Nazi German y looms, but young Hilde marches through the rubble of Berlin with only one thought in her head: she wants to become a star. With luck, looks, the right men and overwhelming self-confidence, she makes her way in the film world, both during and after the war, swapping her Nazi lover for a young Jewish husband.
Hollywood beckons, but Hilde is no Marlene. Underemployed and frustr at ed, she longs for German y. The divided country welcomes her back, but a short nude scene in The Sinner provokes a n at ional scandal, making her an outcast in her own country. The years go by in a whirl of successes and failures, of ups and downs.
After completing his studies, he began working as an assistant director. He made his breakthrough with Martha Jelineck, which was nomin at ed for the German Film Award in Among his most noted television productions are the filming of the diaries of the Jewish liter at ure professor Victor Klemperer, Klemperer — Ein Leben in Deutschland , as well as H at er Arbeit? His epic miniseries Die Flucht was one of the top-r at ed fiction productions of Having stumbled onto the remote town with his son, Marc is obsessed by the tale of a gruesome multiple murder on a nearby farm back in At night, however, mysterious things begin to happen to Marc, an uncanny interweaving of visions and reality th at draws him ever deeper into the secret of the murders.
The more he pieces together, the more the townspeople close ranks against the stranger. The situ at ion escal at es on a pagan holiday in which the townspeople dress as devils and demand a human sacrifice. A top cast and sensitive direction add emotional depth and a jolting edge to this gothic mystery based on the biggest unresolved murder case in German y, the slaying of six people on a remote Bavarian farm in Together with colleague Ciro Cappellari, he rediscovers his hometown, 20 years after the fall of the Wall.
The result is a lyrical film essay about the city and the people whose skills, talent and ambition make it such a unique place: less hectic and glamorous than Paris or London, but possibly more stimul at ing. Ciro Cappellari was born in Buenos Aires in where he trained to be a photographer and made his first short films. At Any Second In jeder Sekunde, marks his directorial debut. Maybe Frick should listen up, for in the following days and weeks, the angels of love will be busy enticing a variety of men and women to play with fire — perhaps in order to punish them Sarah, tempted by drugs but trying to get her life in order, breaks up with her coke-snorting boyfriend and falls in love with a sweet-n at ured photographer.
Frick himself, married and the f at her of a terminally ill child, succumbs to the charms of a strong, self-assured woman. With her, Frick finds a welcome relief from his all-consuming role as the dedic at ed caretaker of his daughter, his p at ients, and his marriage. Each of them is on the verge of a major change, each of them ready to head off in a new direction and take the risk of burning themselves on love. Wh at remains is a search for love and fulfillment th at a stroke of f at e can push into a surprising new direction at any second … Director Jan Fehse brings his years-long experience as a sought-after cinem at ographer to bear on the poignant story of a handful of individuals caught in the grid of modern urban rel at ionships.
When the Imperial Japanese Army invaded China in and at tacked the civilian popul at ion of Nanking with unprecedented inhumanity, John Rabe took action. John Rabe had become long forgotten by the time his diaries were rediscovered ten years ago. To this day he is still revered in China, but he has never been commended, much less rewarded, for his courage and decency in his own country.
Upon his return to German y in , he was arrested by the Gestapo for collabor at ing with the Chinese. He died in poverty soon after World War II. After the owner of the bar mysteriously died in , it was taken over by his widow and her new partner. Just a couple of weeks l at er, this incredible place lay in ruins.
The Last Applause follows the lives of these forgotten tango singers from until today. When his dad has to go away on business for a week, he leaves Lippel in the care of his new housekeeper, Mrs. She seems very nice at first, but soon Lippel finds himself arguing with her over little household m at ters. It slowly turns into a domestic war, while Lippel seeks escape in his dreams at night, fleeing into an oriental fairy-tale world. There, his f at her is the lovable but weak king, whose children are at the mercy of his malevolent sister-in-law.
The dreamworld double for Mrs. Jakob wants to do away with the children to take the throne herself. He had his fe at ure debut in with Gentleman, which was shown at the Munich Filmfest the same year. Roehler has been a scriptwriter since with Ex and Terror , and he is also the author of the novel Das Abschnappuniversum.
He has lived in Berlin since the early s and also works as a freelance journalist and author. For Hanna, the most important thing is to be together with Thomas. But then Thomas invites his older brother Friedrich to stay with them after Friedrich loses both his job and his wife. Yielding to the new dynamics, Hanna also invites a friend to come and visit: her godchild Augustine. Barely out of her teens, she projects a sexy youthfulness th at exerts a dangerous at traction on Thomas, who is increasingly living out his adolescent impulses, while Hanna starts to sense an unknown depth in Friedrich.
A year l at er, he directed his second short Heldensommer and appeared in a small role in The English P at ient in A promising blind d at e with a beautiful Blonde ends with her fleeing in horror. One day, Toni is contracted by middleman Pepe to kill the reclusive Enrico Puzzo, a mafioso-turned-squealer whose memoirs are about to be published by a company run by Christopher Kimbel and his milquetoast son, Bobfried. The two fall in love with each other. But their love is thre at ened: there is an arrest warrant and possibly a de at h sentence waiting for Juri.
Inga grows up with her grandparents, thinking th at her mother died during a swimming accident. As a child, he was involved in numerous radio plays and was the young publisher and editor-in-chief of the youth magazine SHOT!. After finishing school he worked as an author, speaker and reporter for various television and radio broadcasters, followed by studies from in Film Directing at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Academy.
His films include: Suelze short, , Schneewittchen ist tot short, , Strassenschlacht short, , Soapstar documentary, , Der grosse Franz short, , Tantalus short, , Marta und der fliegende Grossv at er , Jaeger verlorener Schaetze documentary series, , and November Child Novemberkind, His film Paradiso won a Silver Bear at Berlin in She writes malicious love poems which she recites in live performances throughout German y.
She has the fans at her feet. And she apparently also has success with love. Three men have hopes of marrying her. Pink decides system at ically, but wrongly. She makes her decisions using a calcul at or. Her rel at ionships are managed via text message. And conflicts resolved — if need be — at gunpoint. Despite having made a thorough examin at ion she chooses quite the wrong man on two occasions. It is only with the third one th at she finally finds happiness.
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Two days ahead of the announcement of their feature film lineup, the Cannes Film Festival has announced the official selection of short films headed to this year's festival. Ten films have been selected from 4, submissions to compete for the Short Film Palme D'or. For the first time, films from Puerto Rico and Syria are competing.
A jury presided over by Jean-Pierre Dardenne will decide the winners of both selections. It has also joined with Mexico's Expresion den Corto for a summer residence program in Guanajuato, Mexico. Both programs include a dozen of the best young filmmakers in the world, offering them a platform designed to propel their careers with master's classes, workshops and meetings with public and private organizaitons to help obtain financing for their film projects.
Budget movie Together is competing for the critics choice award at the Cannes Film Festival this week, with new Doctor Who star Matt Smith in a lead role. Direct from German Film Germany seems to already be the winner for having the most coproductions represented in the Cannes Film Festival and its sidebars. The film tells the story of a school and church choir led by the local teacher in a village in Germany's Protestant North on the eve of the First World War.
Strange accidents occur and increasingly assume the character of ritual punishments. The film combines the story of the young Shosanna, whose family are. The section devoted to 1st and 2nd films is mostly going with newbies this year.
I thought nothing more of it. I know he will be brilliant because he is such a fantastic actor and he has done an amazing job in our film. It is very much a performance-based piece and Matt carries the entire film. He is a unique performer able to define every role. Together is the only British entry for the critics' prize, which runs in tandem with the main competition for the Palme d'Or. Smith plays a young man visiting the family home a year after the death of his older brother. The short film was part-funded by the UK Film Council.
Smith, 27, will travel to Cannes this week to promote the film. This morning the official Cannes Film Festival line-up was announced after the selection committee saw 1, films submitted from 26 different countries. Of those, 54 have been chosen so far including the opening night film which will be Wes Anderson 's Moonrise Kingdom and the closing night film comes from the late Claude Miller 's Therese D. Those names alone should pique any film fans interest and that's just the competition. These ten films, which include a Syrian and a Puerto Rican film for the first time, have been selected from among 4, films submitted for the festival.
Two days ahead of the announcement of their feature film lineup, the Cannes Film Festival has announced the official selection of short films headed to this year's festival. Ten films have been selected from 4, submissions to compete for the Short Film Palme D'or. For the first time, films from Puerto Rico and Syria are competing. A jury presided over by Jean-Pierre Dardenne will decide the winners of both selections. It has also joined with Mexico's Expresion den Corto for a summer residence program in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Both programs include a dozen of the best young filmmakers in the world, offering them a platform designed to propel their careers with master's classes, workshops and meetings with public and private organizaitons to help obtain financing for their film projects. Budget movie Together is competing for the critics choice award at the Cannes Film Festival this week, with new Doctor Who star Matt Smith in a lead role.
Direct from German Film Germany seems to already be the winner for having the most coproductions represented in the Cannes Film Festival and its sidebars.