December 2014

God Jul, season’s greetings, Frohe Festtage

2014-12-23 // 0 Comments

Thank you to all readers, commenters, interview partners, filmmakers, writers, directors, artists, festival directors, volunteers, … well, to all who made this year special: Have a happy time with your loved ones and a terriffic start into a successful and bright [...]

Hot Icelander part III: Damon Younger about life and fish

2014-12-22 // 0 Comments

The versatility of Icelandic actor Damon Younger comes from two sources, in my eyes: One being absolute dedication – to his body, to his voice and to his mind. The other is Damon’s unsatiable curiosity about all things concerning life. Icelanders are flabbergasted about how well he speaks Icelandic, he chuckles. Of course Damon Younger [...]

Weltpremieren im Langfilm-Wettbewerb

2014-12-22 // 0 Comments

Aus 150 Einreichungen dürfen 16 Langfilme um den Max-Ophüls-Preis kämpfen – 11 davon sind Weltpremieren. Bin besonders gespannt auf: Die Kafka-Verfilmung DER BAU mit Axel Prahl, Josef Hader und Devid Striesow und DIE LIEBE UNSERER ELTERN mit Franz Dinda als gefallener Engel . Aus der Presse-Aussendung: DER BAU Regie: Jochen Alexander Freydank, Produktion: Mephisto Film, Darsteller: [...]

Årets kortaste dag firas med kortfilmer

2014-12-21 // 0 Comments

(sfi.se) Under årets kortaste dag, söndag den 21 december, uppmärksammas kortfilmen över hela Sverige. Från norr till söder på runt 20 orter arrangeras visningar och möten kring kortfilmen på biografer, barer, lokaler och caféer. Och hela landet tar del av Kortfilmsdagen online och på TV. Konceptet Kortfilmsdagen startade i Frankrike 2011 och dagen firas nu [...]

Hot Icelander – part II: Damon Younger

2014-12-20 // 0 Comments

Info about charismatic Icelandic actor Damon Younger is scarce, so we thought to contact him directly for some questions, such as: Where does that flawless English accent come from? “I happen to have some ties to the UK. Born in Iceland on the 6th of November 1975… and then moved to Edinburgh in Scotland with [...]

My fav films 2014 – made me think

2014-12-18 // 0 Comments

Well, LUCY most definitely made me think “what if”, but as lasting impressions go MAGICAL GIRL still haunts me, in disturbing detail. And then there’s EQUALIZER with its dichotomy between flawless aesthetics and most brutal violence, a symphony of beauty were it not for the countless deaths. Films like WHO AM I – NO SYSTEM IS [...]

11 Uraufführungen in Saarbrücken

2014-12-18 // 0 Comments

Das Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis (19.-25. Jan 2015) bringt 11 Weltpremieren in der Kategorie “Mittellanger Film” – 15 Filme wurden aus den 130 Einreichungen ausgewählt. Raffiniert, diese Kategorie: zwischen 30 und 65 Minuten, also man muss nicht das oft immense Budget für ein “full-length-feature”aufbringen. Drei der angekündigten Streifen klingen für mich [...]
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