Am Himmel

A Film by Magdalena Chmielewska

Synopsis

HEAVEN’S MEADOW
It is night in Heaven’s Meadow, on the outskirts of Vienna. Injured and barefoot, Maya runs back home, to the city center. Next day she reports the incident of the prior evening. She undergoes a check-up and files an official statement: assaulted by several perpetrators, no traces of semen, but internal injuries. Rather than falling apart, Maya takes off to Italy to see Daniel. There, she hopes to forget. She wants to regain control of her life. But instead, she keeps floating through the world like an unanchored island.

Director

  • Picture of Magdalena Chmielewska © Bartek Warzecha

    Magdalena Chmielewska

    Polish-born film director schooled at the Austrian famed Filmakademie Wien (directing & editing) and the Polish Wajda Masterschool of Directing. Her experimental short film GRETCHEN AM SPINNRADE made 2015 under the auspices of Michael Haneke won the Audience Award at the Songbook Contest on ARTE. During her film studies she was awarded a scholarship for achievements for the Department of Visual Arts at the Universitat de Barcelona. In 2018 the Federal Chancellery of Austria rewarded her with a grant for developing her first long feature screenplay OLKA. The German Film Academy in Berlin awarded her last work AM HIMMEL with the prestigious FIRST STEPS AWARD for the best medium length feature film.

Awards + Festivals

  • 20th DIAGONALE (Official Selection / Austrian Short Film September, Graz, Austria)March 17, 2018
  • EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES - representing Austria (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)May 11, 2018
  • 21th FLYING BROOM INT'L WOMEN FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ankara, Turkey)May 27, 2018
  • *WINNER: MEDIUM LENGHT FILM*
    18th FIRST STEPS AWARD (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany) September 24, 2018
  • 40th MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Official Selection - Medium Length Film, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 18, 2019
  • 33rd TEL AVIV INT'L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection/International Shorts, Tel Aviv, Israel)June 17, 2019
  • *WINNER: BEST FICTION FILM*
    2nd JUVINALE NACHWUCHSFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salzburg, Austria)July 4, 2019
  • 10th DOTDOTDOT OPEN AIR FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)July 7, 2019
  • KUNST MACHT FILM KURZFILMABEND (Official Selection, Mainz, Germany)September 11, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Magdalena Chmielewska
Screenplay
Magdalena Chmielewska, Andreas Schiessler
Producer
Yana Eresina
Director of Photography
Manuel Prett
Art Direction
Klaudia Kiczak
Costume Design
Ines Österreicher
Sound
Norbert Bichler
Editor
Magdalena Chmielewska, Laszlo Vancsa
Sound Design
Maggie Cha, Carlo Pelikan, Norbert Bichler, Chris Kuchner
Sound Mixer
Alexander Koller
Music
Henry Purcell, The Dumplings

Details

Running Time
29:57 min
Shooting Format
Digital HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1,85:1
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Filmakademie Wien
Metternichgasse 12
1030 Wien, Austria

https://www.filmakademie.wien/de/film/am- himmel/


DIRECTOR

Magdalena Chmielewska
mail@magda.vision
http://magda.vision/

http://amhimmel.com/

SALES AGENCY

sixpackfilm
Gerald Weber
+43 1 526 09 90 12
gerald@sixpackfilm.com
http://www.sixpackfilm.com/de/catalogue/show/2 446