A Promised Rose Garden

A Film by Lisa Violetta Gaß

Synopsis

At the cost of each other two Vietnamese couples in Berlin are searching for support,

comfort and above all, a home.

The Vietnamese Bien and Thien have illegally come to Berlin and have come into hiding at their older relatives Nga and Nam. They are willing to live in total submissiveness for work and apparent safety. While Bien takes care of Nga who is agitated from homesickness Nam forces Thien to sell cigarettes on the black market. Fierce fights about territories between the cigarette dealers and the erratic outbursts of Nga unsettle both their lives. Secretly they try to build up their own livelihood – but that inevitably leads to the escalation of the conflicts between both couples…

Director

  • Picture of Lisa Violetta Gaß © Lisa Violetta Gaß

    Lisa Violetta Gaß

    LISA VIOLETTA GAß born 1984 in Bingen | Until her final secondary-school examinations in 2003 several jobs as assistant director at the Hessian State Theater in Wiesbaden | in 2002 intern at SFB1 (german television station) | in 2003 editing trainee at Korndörfer and Smets and Dolly Operator for the feature „Kampfansage“ (cinema), Action Concept | in 2004 assistant di rector t rainee for „Ein Fal l für zwei“ (television) |assistant director for various projects at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin | in 2005 intern at RBB (television station) | from 2006 to 2009 she studied directing at the ifs | participant of the mentorprogram at the AV-Gründerzentrum NRW 2008/2009 | 2009 „Bachelor of Arts“ | EFA Master Class RUHR | 2010 Acting-Master Class of Connie Walther | 2010-2011 Project Coordinator, One Fine Day Films Steinmann & Tykwer GBR, Participant of the Berlinale Talent Campus 2013 | 2014 Gerd Ruge scholarship for TRANSIT (her new long documentary) | Participant of Lisbon Docs 2014 | admittance to BVR 2014!

Awards + Festivals

  • 35th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Competition medium-length, Germany)January 20, 2014
  • *EXBERLINER FILM AWARD*
    10th ACHTUNG BERLIN – NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD (Competition medium-length, Germany)April 13, 2014
  • *BEST FILM*
    WENDLAND-SHORTS 2014 (Official Selection, Germany)June 20, 2014
  • *BEST STUDENT FILM*
    3rd KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)August 9, 2014
  • 31st VIDEO/FILM TAGE KOBLENZ (Competition, Germany)November 7, 2014
  • 27th EXGROUND FILMFEST (medium-length „Made in Germany“, Germany) November 18, 2014
  • 23rd EUROSHORTS 2014 (Official Selection, Poland)November 24, 2014
  • BERLIN ART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)December 4, 2014
  • MUMBAI WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2014
  • 16th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2014
  • 3rd CHENNAI INT’L DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)January 25, 2015
  • * 7th JAIPUR INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, India)February 1, 2015
  • 3rd BODDINALE 2015 (Competition, Berlin, Germany)February 5, 2015
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • 16th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)March 18, 2015
  • *SPECIAL JURY AWARD*
    48th WORLDFEST HOUSTON - HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 10, 2015
  • 17th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DETECTIVE FILMS „DETECTIVEFEST“ (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)April 15, 2015
  • FLIMMERZIMMER #15 (Screening, Berlin, Germany)April 16, 2015
  • NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 23, 2015
  • *BEST EDITING*
    5th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, India)April 30, 2015
  • 12th INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)July 16, 2015
  • ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tanzania)July 18, 2015
  • DEUTSCHEN FILMMUSEUM FRANKFURT – WAS TUT SICH - IM DEUTSCHEN FILM? (Screening, Germany)August 23, 2015
  • FLIMMERZIMMER „GEWINNERFILME 2015“ (Special Screening, Berlin, Germany)December 10, 2015
  • *SILVER AWARD IN FOREIGN FILM COMPETITION*
    CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, San Diego, CA, USA) December 30, 2015
  • LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2015“
    AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION

Crew

Director
Lisa Violetta Gaß
Screenplay
Matthias vom Schemm
Producer
Felix von Boehm
Director Of Photography
Max Hüttermann
Editor
Heike Gnida
Sound-Design
Lucas Seeberger
Rerecording Mixer
Moritz Minhöfer
Composer
Jonas Gervink

Details

Running Time
33:00
Shooting Format
Alexa
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:2.39
Sound
5.1
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

FH Dortmund
Emil-Figge-Straße 44
44227 Dortmund, Germany

PRODUCTION COMPANY

LUPA FILM GMBH
Martin-Luther-Str. 103
10825 , Germany

0176-21728989