DE 2018. D: Toni Kurtin. 89 min. Fiction. OV
No age restriction. Recommended from age 8

Laini lives in Wiesbaden with her adoptive parents Anni und Henning. On her twelfth birthday, she is given an old photo album that leads her to a mysterious trace of her family’s history. With her new friends Michael and Paul, she experiences an adventurous journey to find herself a film about the power of community and the acceptance of otherness, which encourages the belief in one’s own strengths and dreams. From brainstorming to filming and postproduction, more than 300 children and teenagers from the region have worked on the participatory project.

THU, 20.9. | 10 am | Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Guests: Director Toni Kurtin, Producer Corinna van Eijk, Actor Jan Niklas Thomsen, Actor Aurelio Pokorski, Screenwriter Theresia Dittrich (tbc), Actor Philip Bender (tbc) and Actress Teanna Weiß (tbc)

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Toni Kurtin supported the assistant director in television film productions of the Bavaria Filmstudios and freelances in directing and screenwriting. He currently is undertaking his master degree in Time-based Media, specializing in film, and teaches film at the Hochschule Mainz. He also teaches “camera-acting” at the Scaramouche Academy in Wiesbaden.

Filmography (Selection)
2018 DIE FLASCHENPOST-INSEL | 2016 STAHLZITTERN | 2015 HARRI (short film) | 2014 WILLKÜR (short film)