MINIS PROGRAMME 3

MINIS PROGRAMME 3: SAND-ANIMATION

On Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6, everything has to do with the element sand. Sand artist Alla Chruikova from Munich emphasises that “sand is a material particularly familiar to children.” In numerous live sand-shows in front of child audiences, she has experienced the inspiring effect of sand on children: “It has a special plasticity; it is light, luminous, and flowing at the same time.” She will present two of her sand-animations (WOMAN BELOW THE ICE, DE 2003, 8 min. and A FAT LITTLE LADY, DE 2005, 3 min.) as well as a live sand-show at the Caligari FilmBühne in Wiesbaden on October 5 and at the cinema at the Deutsches Filmmuseum on October 6. Children will be able to try out the animation technique that creates figures and stories from sand.

THU, 5.10., 9:30 AM
Caligari FilmBühne Wiesbaden

FRI, 6.10., 11 AM
Cinema at the Deutsches Filmmuseum

THE GIRL DOWN LOCH ÄNZI / DAS MÄDCHEN VOM ÄNZILOCH

THE GIRL DOWN LOCH ÄNZI / DAS MÄDCHEN VOM ÄNZILOCH

CH 2016, D: Alice Schmid, 87 Min.,
Fiction / documentary, OV with Eng. ST, released for 6+, recommended for 11+

Summer holidays in the Swiss mountains: On her family’s solitary farm, twelve-year-old Laura is awaiting the visit by Thom, who is coming from the city for a week to help out in the stables and on the farm. At last she has somebody to talk to about Loch Änzi, a legendary gorge in the mountains that is supposedly haunted. The film captures the voices of the villagers in tableau vivant-style images and combines them with entries in Laura’s diary, thus gently revealing the inner life of its young protagonist. A blend of documentary and fiction, the film observes and listens closely and captures, quite literally, even the undertones: steps on the forest floor, rustling straw, summer flies – to this girl, they are the world.

GERMAN PREMIERE

Winner of the “Innerschweizer Filmpreis” of the Albert Koechlin Stiftung 2017 and nominated for the “Young Audience Award 2017” of the European Film Academy

THU, 5.10., 10.30 AM
Caligari FilmBühne,
Wiesbaden
Guest: Director Alice Schmid

FRI, 6.10., 11 AM
CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Director Alice Schmid

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DIRECTOR


Born in Lucerne in 1951, Alice Schmid first studied Italian and Spanish. She later went on to study screenwriting and attended the EAVE-workshop. Since then she has been working as a director, script writer and author and, in 1996, founded the production company Ciné A.S. In her films she tells stories from around the world, always focussing on children’s perspectives.

Filmography
2016 DAS MÄDCHEN VOM ÄNZILOCH/ 2011 DIE KINDER VOM NAPF / 2007 ICH BIN EINE MAUS

 

 

 

 

 

GILBERT’S GRIM REVENGE / GILBERTS GRAUSAME RACHE / GILBERTS GRUSOMME HEVN

GILBERT’S GRIM REVENGE / GILBERTS GRAUSAME RACHE / GILBERTS GRUSOMME HEVN

NO/SE 2016, D: Hanne Larsen, 90 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, with German voice-over, released for 6+, recommended for 10+

Allergies can make life hell, as the eleven-year-old Gilbert knows. Eggs are the culprit in his case, so to avoid danger he has devised a number of tactics. However, birthday parties such as that of his neighbour Line remain a challenge – especially when you want to impress this girl and become the new goalie of her ice hockey team. And as if that wasn’t difficult enough, Gilbert also has to battle his incredibly strange aunt Doris. She is supposed to look after him while his parents are away, but instead she becomes his worst enemy. A hilariously wacky film with a charming and charismatic protagonist.

Winner of the “Prize of the Children’s Jury” at Nordic Film Days Lübeck 2016

TUE, 3.10., 4 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Guest: Leading Actor Simon Hobbel Rosendahl
By prior appointment: LUCAS Film Forum

THU, 5.10., 10.30 AM
CineStar Metropolis

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Hanne Larsen, born in 1978, studied directing and screenwriting in Denmark and Norway. After graduating, she worked in the children and youth division at the Norwegian Broadcasting Company, directing both drama and comedy productions as well as commercials and music videos. Moreover, she has written and directed several award-winning short films.

Filmography
2016 GILBERTS GRUSOMNE HEVN / 2009 ELLA / 2008 LILLE FRØ / 2008 VARDE

QUEEN OF NIENDORF / KÖNIGIN VON NIENDORF

QUEEN OF NIENDORF / KÖNIGIN VON NIENDORF

DE 2017, D: Joya Thome, 67 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, released for 6+, recommended for 8+

All her class mates have become strange this year, it seems to ten-year-old Lea. Her friends are now only interested in boys and their own looks. When they all go to summer camp and Lea stays at home, she joins a gang of boys led by Nico. Naturally, she has to pass various tests of courage. Before long, Lea and the boys try to solve mysterious secrets in their town: What is Tim and Tom’s dad, a firefighter, doing in his cellar every evening at precisely eight o’clock? And why does nonconformist and musician Mark Wagenburg have to leave his farm? A children’s movie without frills, in the best sense of the term; affectionate, cautious and authentically told.

Winner of the “New Berlin Film Award” at Achtung Berlin 2017, and nominated at Filmfest München 2017, Kinder-Medien-Festival Goldener Spatz 2017 and Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2016

THU, 5.10., 10 AM
Kino im Hafen 2,
Offenbach
Guest: Director Joya Thome, Co- Author/Producer Philipp Wunderlich

THU, 5.10., 9 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Guest: Director Joya Thome, Co- Author/Producer Philipp Wunderlich
By prior appointment: LUCAS Film Forum

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Born in 1990, Joya Thome first experienced the world of film as a child actress in her father Rudolf Thome’s films. In 2009, she began making her own short films, which were shown at festivals around the world. In addition to her work as a filmmaker, she is currently studying educational sciences at Humboldt University in Berlin. QUEEN OF NIENDORF (KÖNIGIN VON NIENDORF) is her feature film debut.

Filmography
2017 KÖNIGIN VON NIENDORF / 2014 LOVE, YESTERDAY / 2012 GESCHWISTER / 2010 HÄTTE DER MOND AUCH SCHOKOLADE GEWEINT?

 

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS / SCHWALBEN UND AMAZONEN

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS / SCHWALBEN UND AMAZONEN

GB 2016, D: Philippa Lowthorpe, 97 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, with German voice-over, released for 6+, recommended for 8+

This year, the siblings John, Susan, Tatty, and Roger are going on vacation to the English Lake District with just their mother. After much persuasion they are permitted to sail to a secluded island in the middle of the lake – and so the adventure begins. It quickly becomes apparent that they may not be on their own… Who has recently lit a fire and who is the strange man living in a houseboat on the lake who keeps a parrot on his shoulder? Set in the 1930s, this film exudes the charm of a classic adventure film and allows the audience to dive in to an exciting tale of friendship, family and solidarity through its picturesque imagery.

GERMAN PREMIERE

Winner of the “Films4Families Youth Jury Award” at Seattle International Film Festival 2017 and the “Grand Prize Feature” at New York International Children’s Film Festival

WED, 4.10., 2 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
By prior appointment: LUCAS Film Forum

THU, 5.10., 9 AM SOLD OUT!
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
By prior appointment: LUCAS Film Forum

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Philippa Lowthorpe is a British director for film and TV. She has been recognized with several awards for the series CALL THE MIDWIFE and FIVE DAUGHTERS. Her BAFTA for the former made her the first ever female winner in the category of Best Director: Fiction. She also makes and produces documentaries. SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS is her feature film debut.

Filmography
2016 SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS / 2015 CIDER WITH ROSIE / 2012 CALL THE MIDWIFE (TV series)

 

AVA

AVA

FR 2017, D: Léa Mysius, 105 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, released for 16+, recommended for 16+

13-year-old Ava is spending the holidays with her mother and little sister on the Atlantic coast. It will be the last summer in which she can see, as she is slowly losing her eyesight. Her mother tries to make it the best summer of her life, while Ava develops her very own strategies of coping with the illness. She steals the dog of a mysterious boy who lives in a bunker by the ocean. Gradually they grow closer and Ava becomes involved in his family problems. In wide camera shots the debut of Léa Mysius captures the radiant light of summer in a touching manner, providing an insight into several days that mark a big step forward into becoming a grown-up and into an uncertain future.

Winner of the “SACD-Award” for Best Feature and the Grand Jury prize for animal actor Lupo at Cannes Film Festival 2017

WED, 4.10., 12 PM
Kino im Hafen 2
Offenbach
Guest: Leading Actrice Noée Abita

THU, 5.10., 9 AM
CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Leading Actrice Noée Abita

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Léa Mysius was born in Bordeaux in 1989. After studying literature, she graduated from La Fémis screenwriting department in 2014. She has directed three award-winning short films such as CADAVRE EXQUIS, which was selected for the Cannes Cinéfondation Award. She has also written with other directors, notably Arnaud Desplechin. AVA is her first feature film.

Filmography
2017 AVA / 2016 L’ÎLE JAUNE / 2014 LES OISEAUX-TONNERRE / 2013 CADAVRE EXQUIS

 

ETHEL & ERNEST

ETHEL & ERNEST

GB/LU 2016, D: Roger Mainwood, 94 Min.
Animation, OV with Eng. ST, with German voice-over, released for 12+, recommended for 13+

Ethel and Ernest were the parents of the renowned British author and illustrator Raymond Briggs. Based on his graphic novel of the same name (1998), this lovingly hand-drawn animated feature film honours  their memory. It tells the story of two modest, working-class Londoners from the 1920s up to the 1970s. Ranging from the Great Depression to World War II, the invention of the atomic bomb to the moon landing, the rise of radio to the first television sets, they witness radical changes. The film depicts the defining social and political moments of the 20th century and their effect on private life, thus portraying the joys and fears of a whole generation of so-called common people.

Officially selected for Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2017

THU, 5.10., 6.30 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Guest: Director of Animation Peter Dodd
By prior appointment: LUCAS Film Forum

FRI, 6.10., 9 AM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Guest: Director of Animation Peter Dodd
By prior appointment: LUCAS Film Forum

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Roger Mainwood is one of the UK’s leading animation directors. At the London animation studio TVC he worked on many well-known film adaptations. His first major directing role was on Beatrix Potter’s THE TALE OF TWO BAD MICE AND JOHNNY TOWN MOUSE. ETHEL AND ERNEST is his debut animated feature film.

Filmography
2016 ETHEL & ERNEST / 2003-2004 MEG AND MOG (TV series) / 1996 THE WILLOWS IN WINTER / 1995 THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS / 1992 THE TALE OF THE TWO BAD MICE AND JOHNNY TOWN-MOUSE

 

GASPING FOR AIR / 1-2-3 / WAN-TU-TRI (1-2-3)

GASPING FOR AIR / 1-2-3 / WAN-TU-TRI (1-2-3)

PH 2016, D: Carlo Obispo, 104 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, released for 12+, recommended for 15+

When Lulu wins a singing competition in her hometown on the small Philippine island of Silag, a talent scout promises her a career as a singer in the city. Soon enough, her family receives money sent from Manila, but Lulu’s older brother has doubts about his sister’s happiness. He sets out for the capital and finds her performing as singer in a night club under the name of Rose. Determined to bring his sister back home, he becomes increasingly caught up in the spiral of prostitution and violence. A touching and at the same time quiet and powerful film about the search for happiness and freedom under the most adverse conditions.

GERMAN PREMIERE

Officially selected for Zlín Film Festival, opening film at Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2016

WED, 4.10., 11 AM
CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Director Carlo Obispo

THU, 5.10., 11 AM
CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Director Carlo Obispo

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DIRECTOR


Carlo Obispo studied philosophy and visual communication. He debuted in 2013 with ZONE 7 (PUROK 7). The film portrays the joys and sorrows of two young Philippine twins whose mother is facing the death sentence in China and won the LUCAS Award for Best feature film in 2014. Obispo’s films speak out for the oppressed who are usually not represented in Philippine mainstream cinema.

Filmography
2016 1-2-3 / 2013 PUROK 7 / 2011 123 (short film) / 2008 ESBAT