A Free Man

A Film by Andreas Hartmann

Synopsis

22-year-old Kei refuses to conform to the Japanese achievement-oriented society. He is homeless by choice, living on the streets and under the bridges of Kyoto. His love for nature and music keeps him afloat in his dream world. However, when he runs out of money, he is forced to face reality.

Director

  • Picture of Andreas Hartmann © Andreas Hartmann

    Andreas Hartmann

    Andreas Hartmann (born in 1983) studied cinematography at the Film and Television Academy (HFF) "Konrad Wolf" Potsdam-Babelsberg and is a Berlin-based filmmaker. His first feature documentary, DAYS OF RAIN (2010), celebrated its world premiere at the Cinéma du Réel Festival in the Centre Pompidou Paris and was successfully screened at many international film festivals. His second feature documentary, MY BUDDHA IS PUNK (2015), premiered at the 56th Festival dei Popoli in Florence and was screened at over 40 film festivals worldwide. In 2014 he was Artist-in-residence in the Villa Kamogawa (Goethe-Institut) in Kyoto, Japan. In 2017 he got nominated for the prestigious German TV award "Grimme-Preis" and received the “Gerd Ruge Grand”. His new feature documentary "A Free Man" (2017) won the BUSAN CINEPHILE AWARD for the Best World Documentary at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival and was screened at the 60th DOK Leipzig Film Festival.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BUSAN CINEPHILE AWARD FOR BEST WORLD DOCUMENTARY*
    22nd BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection/Wide Angle, World Premiere, Busan, South Korea) October 14, 2017
  • 60th DOK LEIPZIG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Special Programme/Escaping Realities, European Premiere, Leipzig, Germany)November 1, 2017
  • 20th ONE WORLD INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Prague, Czech Republic)March 5, 2017
  • 3rd LANUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)March 1, 2018
  • 14th ACHTUNG BERLIN - NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD (Official Selection, Germany)April 11, 2018
  • 18th NIPPON CONNECTION JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)May 29, 2018
  • SPAIN MOVING IMAGES FESTIVAL MADRID (Official Selection, Spain)June 22, 2018
  • 2nd SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santiago del Estero, Argentina)June 26, 2018
  • 4th MEXICO CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico City, Mexico)July 18, 2019
  • 9th ONE COUNTRY ONE FILM INT'L FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Issoire and Apchat, France)July 23, 2018
  • 6th ARIANO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ariano Irpino, Italy)July 28, 2018
  • CONCEPCION INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Concepcíon, Chile)August 7, 2018
  • 3rd CANAL DE PANAMA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panama City, Panama)August 16, 2018
  • 4th SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS SJIFA (Official Selection, San José, San José, Costa Rica)October 24, 2018
  • 1st WUNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kemzeke, Belgium)November 11, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Director
Andreas Hartmann
Screenplay
Andreas Hartmann
Producer
Andreas Hartmann, ZDF/3Sat, Snowy Productions
Director of Photography
Andreas Hartmann
Sound
Andreas Hartmann
Editor
Andreas Hartmann
Sound Design
Florian Marquardt

Details

Running Time
74:41 min
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Dolby 5.1 & Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Andreas Hartmann
+49 (0) 173 712 92 37
info@andreas-hartmann.com
www.andreas-hartmann.com
www.afreemanfilm.com
www.facebook.com/afreemanfilm

OFFICIAL TRAILER
https://vimeo.com/230180419