CHILDREN CURATE: FOUR TIMES SHORT

CHILDREN’S CHOICE: FOUR SHORT FILMS

A very special task for the art class of Schillerschule Frankfurt: As trainee curators, the Year 5 students put together a film program, which is supposed to offer a glimpse into eleven years of short film competition during the 40th LUCAS-edition.

The pupils eventually decided on four short films:

RABBIT AND DEER / HASE UND HIRSCH
OUR SECRET / UNSER GEHEIMNIS / IL NOSTRO SEGRETO
JOHNNY BAKRU
CRYBABY / PUSLING

MINIS PROGRAMME 2

MINIS PROGRAMME 2: DOCUMENTARIES FOR NURSERIES

This programme is presented by “doxs! documentaries for children and youth”. For 16 years, the Duisburg festival has organised a diverse programme that covers the whole aesthetic spectrum of current European documentaries – with films suitable even for the youngest cinemagoers. On Wednesday, October 4, LUCAS is offering “documentaries for nurseries” in the Hafen 2 cinema in Offenbach. Accompanied by educators, the films focus on the world as experienced by children, number games and surprising insights into things that are normally concealed, such as the inner life of a compost pile (including: ILLUSTRATION: COMPOSTAGE, FR 2014, director Elise Auffray, documentary, 3 min.).

WED, 4.10., 10 AM
Kino im Hafen 2 Offenbach

Filmprogramm:

ILLUSTRATION: COMPOSTAGE
FR 2014, D: Elise Auffray, documentary, 3 Min.

DIE SENDUNG MIT DEM ELEFANTEN: IST 5 VIEL ODER WENIG?
DE 2016, D: Karen Thilo, Martin Frei-Borchers, documentary, 3 Min.

DIE SENDUNG MIT DEM ELEFANTEN: 70 RUPIEN
DE 2016, D: Markus Thomsche, documentary, 2 Min.

DIE SENDUNG MIT DEM ELEFANTEN: DIE KARTOFFEL
DE 2014, D: Lisa Rienermann, documentary, 3 Min.

TRAMPOLINE
NL 2013, D: Maarten Koopman, documentary, 3 Min.[/su_spoiler]

SHORT FILM COMPETITION 13+ PROGRAMME 4

SHORT FILM COMPETITION 13+ PROGRAMME 4

WED, 4.10., 9 AM
CineStar Metropolis

 

THE TUSSLE / DER KLASSENKAMPF
RU 2017, D: Evgeniy Nikitin, 30 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, released for 12+, recommended for 15+

In six episodes, THE TUSSLE tells what happens when a strong young woman stands up to the school bully. Footage recorded with mobile phones condenses the tense atmosphere until the final showdown in the schoolyard…

DIRECTOR

Evgeniy Nikitin was born in 1993 in Belgorod, Russia. He graduated from Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University and “Kadr” film school at the famous Russian film studio “LenFilm”. Currently he lives in Moscow and works in the company “Bossfilm” as a film director and editor of commercials, clips and corporate films.

Filmography
2017 THE TUSSLE

7 CENTIMETERS / 7 ZENTIMETER / 7 SANTIMETRE
TR 2016, D: Metehan Şereflioğlu, 17 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, released for 12+, recommended for 15+

Erdem’s hair is too long: Seven instead of the required three centimetres! Though it may seem mundane, this is enough to get kicked out of school and cause problems at home. What is more, his classmate Arzu really fancies his hair…

OUT OF COMPETITION!

DIRECTOR

Metehan Şereflioğlu was born in 1991 in Istanbul. In 2011, he took up his studies in the Designing Movie and Directing Department at Dokuz Eylül University. His work as assistant director includes multiple TV series, such as “Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki” and “Firar“. He has completed three short films to date as director.

Filmography
2016 7 CENTIMETERS / 2015 MIRACLE MIRRORS / 2014 EARTHQUAKE / 2013 CABIN

OUT / CHUTZ
IL 2016, D: Uri Shachter, 19 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, released for 16+, recommended for 16+

Ran is 17, has acne and bottle blonde hair. He feels as if he doesn’t belong anywhere so he wanders around aimlessly, trying to get used to the idea that his father is homosexual and wants to leave his mother.

DIRECTOR

Israeli filmmaker Uri Schachter was born in Jerusalem. He graduated with an M.F.A. from the School of Audio and Visual Arts at Sapir College and is currently employed there as an assistant lecturer while working towards completing a Ph.D. in film studies. His first feature film about an Israeli tattoo artist who loses his mental balance during his wife’s first pregnancy is in production.

Filmography
2016 OUT / 2014 BURGERS / 2014 INK THICKER THAN BLOOD / 2013 DON’T KNOW KNOWING / 2013 FRIDAY

A DAY OF A BALLERINA / TAG EINER BALLERINA / BALERININ BIR GÜNÜ
TR 2016, D: Özgü Özbudak, 14 Min.
Documentary, OV with Eng. ST, released for 6+, recommended for 15+

The camera captures the tense atmosphere behind the stage from an unobtrusive, observing position. It reflects the same kind of concentration displayed by the young Nil: ballet is her passion and her life.

DIRECTOR

Özgü Özbudak pursued studies in physics, film, theatre and media from 2005 bis 2009 in Vienna and worked at a theatre. Subsequently, he went on to study photography and video with a stipendium at Bilgi University, Istanbul until 2012. His works are represented by Maumau Art Gallery.

Filmography
2016 A DAY OF A BALLERINA / 2015 TIMUR HAKKINDA

 

THE HOOLIGANS / DIE HALBSTARKEN

THE HOOLIGANS / DIE HALBSTARKEN

BRD 1956, D: Georg Tressler, 97 Min.
Fiction, German OV, FSK age rating 12+

Freddy and his mates are troublemakers, picking fights amongst each other and with strangers. They are small-time thieves, but tonight is the night they carry out the big coup that will bring in plenty of cash for everyone. For the first time, Freddy’s younger brother Jan comes along as well. Can the level-headed sibling prevent the imminent disaster?

Insecure teenagers defying their parents and rebelling against a society they perceive as authoritarian and narrow-minded, and outsiders with no legal way of making a living, drifting into a life of crime – more than 60 years after its first screening this fast-paced classic has lost none of its relevance.

WED, 4.10., 11 AM
Cinema

 

 

SHORT FILM COMPETITION 8+ PROGRAMME 2

SHORT FILM COMPETITION 8+ PROGRAMME 2

WED, 4.10., 11 AM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Guest: Director Elsbeth Fraanje (CHE!)
OV with German voice-over

PRIDE & PREJUDICE / STOLZ & VORURTEIL / TROTS & TREITER
NL 2017, D: Mirjam Marks, 18 Min.
Documentary, OV with Eng. ST, released for all ages, recommended for 13+

13-year-old Emma moved from Mali to the Netherlands. She struggles to feel at home, as she experiences exclusion and hostility. This documentary shows her in dialogue with her mother, but also reflecting on the question: Who am I?

DIRECTOR

With a degree in theatre studies, Mirjam Marks has specialised in documentaries and series for a young audience. She lived in Suriname for six years, where she directed several documentaries for Danish Television, held workshops and founded the children’s museum “Villa Zapakara”. She is head of television at Cinekid festival, Amsterdam.

Filmography
2016 PRIDE&PREJUDICE / 2016 THE GIRL OF 672K / 2015 JAMBO, SHAMWANA CONGO

DREAMS ABOUT MY FATHER / TRÄUME VON MEINEM VATER / DROMEN OVER MIJN VADER
NL 2016, D: Willem Baptist, 16 Min.
Documentary, OV with Eng. ST, released for 6+, recommended for 10+

Damian lives with his grandparents and loves computers and science. He remembers his father only with the help of photographs and videos. In an attempt to get closer to him, Damian builds rockets to send to his father up in the sky.

DIRECTOR

Rotterdam-based Willem Baptist was born in 1979 and works as a director, script writer, producer and creative consultant. He graduated from Willem de Kooning School of Arts and received specialist training in workshops, such as Berlinale Talent Campus. Currently he works as advisor for the Dutch Cultural Media Fund, as creative producer at Tangerine Tree and directs episodes of the IKON youth documentary series Mensjesrechten/Just Kids.

Filmography
2016 DREAMS ABOUT A FATHER / 2013 WILD BOAR / 2011 DONNIE

DEAR DAD / LIEBER PAPA / CHER PAPA
BE 2016, D: div. Kinder, 5 Min.
Animation, OV with Eng. ST, released for 6+, recommended for 10+

A film depicting the correspondence between a father at the front and his children in their home village during the First World War. Between air raids and the trenches, everyday life continues.

DIRECTOR

Children have contributed significantly in the making of this film project by Belgian animation studio Camera-etc. From exploring the historical topic and the animation techniques to script and storyboard writing, the pupils have been involved at each production stage. They created the figurines from cardboard, animated them frame by frame and recorded sounds and voices for the soundtrack. The team of Camera-etc were responsible for editing and sound design.

GOOD LUCK, ORLO! / ALLES GUTE, ORLO! / SREČNO, ORLO!
SI 2016, D: Sara Kern, 14 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, released for 6+, recommended for 10+

Orlo loses a sibling before he even gets to see it for the first time. His parents are overwhelmed with grief. With the desire to help his family and make them “whole” again, Orlo goes off at night and does something unexpected.

DIRECTOR

Sara Kern, born 1989, graduated in film and TV directing from AGRFT Ljubljana, winning several scriptwriting awards during her studies. Her graduate short MAKS (2012), screened around the world and was distributed in Japan. Sara worked as freelance scriptwriter for Slovenian National Television for several years and is currently developing her first feature IVANA.

Filmography
2016 SREČNO, ORLO! / 2012 MAKS / 2011 ČASOVNA BANKA

CHE!
NL 2016, D: Elsbeth Fraanje, 14 Min.
Documentary, OV, released for 6+, recommended for 10+

Twelve-year-old Che has a vivid imagination and a weakness for eerie and creepy things. From horror films to Halloween, this quirky documentary follows Che’s everyday life with his divorced parents, his siblings and his friends.

DIRECTOR

Elsbeth Fraanje, born 1979, is a documentary researcher and filmmaker. She graduated with honors in 2011 at Utrecht School of Arts, Audio Visual Media and is an alumnus of the Kids & Docs Workshop. Her graduation film BOUND TO DANCE was broadcasted worldwide by TV5Monde. Her debut documentary SUBURBAN GOD (2013) was selected for the Dutch Golden Calf Competition. CHE! is her first youth documentary.

Filmography
2016 CHE! / 2013 SUBURBAN GOD / 2011 THAT’S ALL FOLK! / 2010 DE DANS

JANUARY / ANFANG JANUAR / PRIMERO ENERO

JANUARY / ANFANG JANUAR / PRIMERO ENERO

AR 2016, D: Darío Mascambroni, 63 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, with German voice-over, released for 6+, recommended for 9+

In the Greek fables that Valentino’s dad tells him during the last holidays in the family’s soon to be sold country house, women appear as unpredictable and mythical creatures. But the camera tells a different story. Its poetic imagery captures what is missing in such an intense way that the absence of Valentino’s mother becomes almost tangible. She is present as the father initiates his son in the family’s traditions while fishing, hiking and playing. Filled with new impressions Valentino starts developing his own rituals. The farewell thus also marks a cautious new beginning.

Winner of the “Best Film Award” and the “FEISAL Award“ at BAFICI 2016 in Argentina and nominated for the Children’s Jury’s “Crystal Bear for the Best Film” at Berlin International Film Festival 2017

WED, 4.10., 9 AM → SOLD OUT! (for school classes)
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Guest: Director Darío Mascambroni, Assistant Director Florencia Wehbe, Producer Yanina Moyano
By prior appointment: LUCAS Film Forum

FRI, 6.10., 12.30 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Guest: Director Darío Mascambroni, Assistant Director Florencia Wehbe, Producer Yanina Moyano
By prior appointment: LUCAS Film Forum

 

TRAILER

DIRECTOR


Darío Mascambroni was born in Córdoba, Argentina. In 2010, he completed his bachelor in filmmaking. Subsequently he began working as a camera operator for several TV, film and advertising projects. In 2016, he finished his first feature film, JANUARY (PRIMERO ENERO), which was screened at several international festivals and won multiple awards. He is currently working on his second feature film.

Filmography
2016 PRIMERO ENERO / 2017 MOCHILA DE PLOMO

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

TRAILER

DIRECTOR


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

TRAILER

DIRECTOR


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

 

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

We offer educational material for this film.

TRAILER

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