HELMSMAN / STEUERMANN / GAMICHI

HELMSMAN / STEUERMANN / GAMICHI

IR 2016, D: Majid Esmaeili, 85 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, with German voice-over, released for 12+, recommended for 13+

Nearly one year ago, Hassan’s father left the family home by Urmia Lake in the Northwest of Iran without a word. When the lake dries up, the family loses its livelihood. On top of that, Hassan’s mother dies. Yet Hassan, the youngest son, firmly believes in the return of his father. With all his might he tries to prevent the intended sale of the family’s boat which has become stranded. With the help of his friend Naji he plans to restore the old boat and wait for his father. A strong and poetic appeal for friendship, but also a painfully relevant reminder of the dramatic consequences of climate change – with visually stunning images of sparse landscapes and a constant interplay of light and shadow, movement and stillness.

GERMAN PREMIERE

Winner of the “Award for Best Actor” and “Award for Best Director” at Triangle FF India 2017

WED, 4.10., 8.30 AM
CineStar Metropolis

Guest: Director Majid Esmaeili und Producer Javad Jafargholizad

THU, 5.10., 2 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Guest: Director Majid Esmaeili und Producer Javad Jafargholizad

By prior appointment: LUCAS Film Forum

TRAILER

DIRECTOR


Majid Esmaeili was born in Tehran in 1980. Having studied arts, he produced and directed many short films, documentaries, feature films and TV series. HELMSMAN (GAMICHI) is his second feature film as director.

Filmography
2015 GAMICHI / 2015 LITTLE BLACK FISH

 

THE DAY WILL COME / DER TAG WIRD KOMMEN / DER KOMMER EN DAG

THE DAY WILL COME / DER TAG WIRD KOMMEN / DER KOMMER EN DAG

DK 2016, D: Jesper W. Nielsen, 119 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, with German voice-over, released for 12+, recommended for 13+

When the mother of Erik and Elmer becomes seriously ill, the brothers are sent to a home for boys. Beatings and humiliations are commonplace, carried out by the teachers and the apathetic Headmaster Heck. This abuse also leaves its mark on the interaction between the children. The brothers see only one solution: fleeing. With imagery that is both picturesque and gloomy, Jesper Nielsen examines the dismal conditions of children’s homes in Denmark in the 1960s. A touching film with outstanding performers.

Winner of the “Best Children & Youth Film” at Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival 2017 and the audience awards at Nordic Film Days Lübeck 2016 and Filmfest Hamburg

TUE, 3.10., 12 PM
Cinema

WED, 4.10., 4 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
By prior appointment: LUCAS Film Forum

TRAILER

DIRECTOR


Jesper W. Nielsen graduated as a film editor and has many years of experience as a director of film and TV. With the prize winning drama series BORGEN (2011-2013) he established himself as one of the most versatile and successful directors in Denmark. His work covers a wide range of genres, from drama to comedy.

Filmography
2016 DER KOMMER EN DAG / 2013 BADEHOTELLET (TV series) / 2011 – 2013 BORGEN (TV series)  / 2008 I ET SPEJL I EN GÅDE