A Thousand Kisses

A Film by Richard Goldgewicht

Synopsis

Separated by the fear of prosecution in the Nazi Germany of 1933, a young Jewish couple in Berlin make loose plans to reunite on the safe tropical shores of Brazil.
Inspired by the actual correspondence recovered by the couple’s grandsons 80 years later in São Paulo, A Thousand Kisses presents a peculiar love story tainted by the harsh historical context of its time, with a light appeal of irony and real-life poetry.

Director

  • Picture of Richard Goldgewicht © Richard Goldgewicht

    Richard Goldgewicht

    Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Richard’s feature debut came in Rotterdam 2012 with the award winning animated documentary Pablo, on the life and times of graphic designer Pablo Ferro - the artist responsible for the look and feel of much of Stanley Kubrick’s and Hal Ashby’s work, and one of the men who first made film title sequences “a thing.”
    His other work includes award-winning shorts such as Blue Rondo (2000) and Tel Aviv (2004), as well as two other feature documentaries - Lost Town (2013) and Gameplay (2014), all sold internationally. The films cover a wide array of topics, ranging from music and graphic design, anti- semitism, US-Mexican relations, and the dystopian world of technology.
    Splitting my time between Rio and Los Angeles, I am interested in making films that embrace the best of Hollywood's traditions, while bridging diverse cultures with a rich worldly sensibility. Richard is currently in preproduction of the sci-fi noir Send Her My Love, scheduled to film in Reykjavik and LA in the summer, 2018.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST ANIMATION*
    4th NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Afula, Israel)June 3, 2018
  • 28th ANNECY INT’L ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Focus Brazil Programme, Annecy, France)June 11, 2018
  • 3rd PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)June 22, 2018
  • *BEST FOREIGN SHORT FILM*
    3rd REALTIME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ikeja, Nigeria)June 24, 2018
  • 3rd VIENNA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)July 7, 2018
  • 10th SICILIAMBIENTE - DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palermo, Italy)July 10, 2018
  • 38th SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)July 19, 2018
  • 6th ARIANO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ariano Irpino, Italy)July 28, 2018
  • 33rd ALPINALE (Official Selection, Nenzing, Austria)August 7, 2018
  • 3rd STILL VOICES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longford, Ireland)August 15, 2018
  • 2nd ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)August 22, 2018
  • 6th WASTELAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, California, USA)September 27, 2018
  • 4th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 6, 2018
  • 1st LINZ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)October 11, 2018
  • 16th ANNUAL TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, KS, USA)October 17, 2018
  • 12th LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 3, 2018
  • FLICKER’S ROVING EYE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rhose Island, USA)November 6, 2018
  • 7th ULTRACINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico)November 22, 2018
  • 3rd CROSSING THE SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Eastbourne, UK)November 29, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Director
Richard Goldgewicht
Executive Producer
Christian Oliver, Richard Goldgewicht
Producer
Eitan Rosenthal
Staring voices
Christian Oliver and Elke Sommer
Art Direction and Illustrations
Alan Dunne
Animation Director
Gustavo Wenzel
Screenplay
Darcy Brislin
Music (original score)
Emanuele Arnone
Editor
Richard Goldgewicht
Sound Design
Cristiano Pinheiro / Punch Audio Brazil
Opening Credits
Gorod
Animation Consultant
Guto Carvalho
Production Coordinator
Iaara Rosenthal

Details

Running Time
16min
Shooting Format
N/A, master in 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER

Eitan Rosenthal
rua Bahia 71/13A
São Paulo, SP, 01244-001, Brazil
(5511) 99113-1771
eitan@eitanrosenthal.com

DIRECTOR

Richard Goldgewicht
richard@goldgewicht.net