Sonntag, 27. September 15:00h until 17:00h at Thalia Kino
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In this film block we present you the winners of “Best Kids Film”, “Best Production” and “Best Teens Film”. The block is also available online beginning 17:00h after the winners are announced at the awards ceremony.

O28

France, 2019 | Animated Film | 5 Min. | Without Dialogue | Available Online
O28

A German couple is on a swift ride on the famous tram n°28 in Lisbon. After a failed change of switches the tram rides on, unbraked. A wild roller coaster ride begins.

Directors
Otalia Caussé
Geoffroy Collin
Louise Grardel
Antoine Marchand
Robin Merle
Fabien Meyran
Screenplay
Otalia Caussé

A German couple is on a swift ride on the famous tram n°28 in Lisbon. After a failed change of switches the tram rides on, unbraked. A wild roller coaster ride begins.

Music: David Gana, Cyrille Marchesseau

Trading Happiness

Vietnam, 2019 | Fiction Film | 25 Min. | Vietnamese, Mandarin (English Subtitles) | Available Online
Trading Happiness

In order to reduce her family’s debts, Vietnamese Nghi decides to marry her daughter Phuong to a Chinese man, a stranger. But the bride disappears shortly after the wedding. Nghi has to make a decision: what is she willing to give for her family’s happiness.

Q&A with Pia To (Producer)
Director
Duc Ngo Ngoc
Producer
Pia To

In order to reduce her family’s debts, Vietnamese Nghi decides to marry her daughter Phuong to a Chinese man, a stranger. But the bride disappears shortly after the wedding. Nghi has to make a decision: what is she willing to give for her family’s happiness.

Q&A with Pia To (Producer)
Author: Florina-Alice Biro
Camera: Meret Madörin
Editing: Laura Espinel, Katja Nguyen Thanh
Music: Franziska May, Johann Niegl
Other: Ever rolling films
Sound designer: Alexandra Praet
Film school: Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Art director: Kelly Hoang

Kotimatka / Homebound

Finland, 2019 | Fiction Film | 19 Min. | Swahili, English (English Subtitles) | Available Online
Kotimatka

In one of the world’s biggest refugee camps, eight-year-old Xidig, his older brother Saliim and their father are waiting for the bus to bring them back to their country of origin. Xidig is excited to finally go back home. Saliim however fears, that their home no longer exists.

Director
Marika Harjusaari

In one of the world’s biggest refugee camps, eight-year-old Xidig, his older brother Saliim and their father are waiting for the bus to bring them back to their country of origin. Xidig is excited to finally go back home. Saliim however fears, that their home no longer exists.

Cinematographer: Antti Ahokoivu
Costume: Mimosa Kuusimäki
Editing: Stina Uusitalo
Music: Matias Tyni
Sound designer: Jani Nikander
Production designer: Heidi Jokinen

RIO

Russia, 2019 | Fiction Film | 22 Min. | Russian (English Subtitles) | Available Online
RIO

Paulina and Nadia both work in a small, deserted hotel. Their fantasy is the only way to escape the boring everyday life, and enables them to go to paradise-like places and be whoever they want to be. A new guest’s arrival forces Paulina to question her life.

Q&A with Zhenia Kazankina (Director)
Director
Zhenia Kazankina
Producer
Dasha Dikarkina

Paulina and Nadia both work in a small, deserted hotel. Their fantasy is the only way to escape the boring everyday life, and enables them to go to paradise-like places and be whoever they want to be. A new guest’s arrival forces Paulina to question her life.

Q&A with Zhenia Kazankina (Director)
Cast: Dasha Mureeva, Stephen Ochsner, Liza Yankovskaya
Cinematographer: Luda Kuropiatnikova
Costume: Goar Igitian
Music: Monika Mia
Sound designer: Pavel Ambarnov
Film school: Russian State University of Cinematography named after S.Gerasimov (VGIK)
Production designer: Alyona Nebroeva

Offline Tickets

*ermäßigt/discounted: students, pupil, retirees, statuory service receivers are eligible to receive a discounted ticket if proof is shown upon arrival