Blut, Reis und Tränen

A Film by Johannes Rosenstein

Synopsis

Tim is 38 and works  as a taxi driver, which gives him enough flexibility to take care of his father who suffers from Alzheimer. Lee, a Chinese student, is 25 and Tim’s boyfriend – although he wants more than occasional sex in Tim’s taxi. The problem is that the father takes all the attention he can get. So Lee urges Tim to take a decision: it’s him or his father, either a relationship or family.

To make matters worse, Tim’s sister Inka accidentally lets the father escape from home. Tim realizes he has to change his attitude if he wants both his father and Lee to stay part of his life.

Director

  • Picture of Johannes Rosenstein © Johannes Rosenstein

    Johannes Rosenstein

    Johannes Rosenstein was raised in England, Tanzania and Kenya. After a voluntary civil service in France and Belgium he went to study film studies, political and social studies at the Berlin Free University. He published a book on contemporary African cinema. After his M.A. Johannes Rosenstein began taking up studying film directing at the Munich University of Television and Film. Since 2008 he works as a lecturer and freelance author and director. Main projects include social and political films as well as educational documentaries although fictional projects are becoming increasingly more. Together with his collegue Ralf Bücheler he founded production company THE ROYALFILMMAKERS. „BLOOD, RICE AND TEARS“ is his diploma film of Munich University of Television and Film. It was co-financed by the Bavarian film funding and produced by Tobias Pollok and Pictures in a Frame in coproduction with HFF München. He lives in Munich and Berlin.

Awards + Festivals

  • 32nd REELING: THE CHICAGO LGBT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Narrative Short Category, USA)September 18, 2014
  • 3rd EKA DESHMA – FESTIVAL DE CONTEMPORARY CINEMA (Official Selection, Kathmandu, Nepal)September 19, 2014
  • 18th QUEER LISBOA – INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Section “In My Shorts”, Portugal)September 26, 2014
  • 16th Q CINEMA, FORTH WORTH’S GAY & LESBIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 11, 2014
  • 13th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND VIDEO FESTIVAL OF BEIJING FILM ACADEMY (Official Selection, China)October 19, 2014
  • *AWARD NOMINEE: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHORT*
    ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, USA)October 22, 2014
  • 10th FACE À FACE GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF SAINT-ETIENNE (3rd International Short Films Night, France)November 28, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • 16th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)March 18, 2015
  • 5th CA‘ FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Int’l Competition, Venice, Italy)March 18, 2015
  • SHORTS ON TAP PRESENT: TRUE CALOURS – 7 SHORT FILMS (Screening, London, UK)March 19, 2015
  • CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 23, 2015
  • 3rd INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL – IMF 2015 (Official Selection, Cyprus)March 26, 2015
  • *1st PRIZE*
    25th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF CERGY-PONTOISE (Official Selection, France)April 11, 2015
  • ELSEWHERE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, China)May 13, 2015
  • KASHISH MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Competition Category „International Narrative Shorts“, India)May 29, 2015
  • 6th CINEMA DAL BASSO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)June 6, 2015
  • 7th FREDERICK FILM FESTIVAL (Evening of LGBT Films, Maryland, USA)June 26, 2015
  • 22nd OPENEYES FILMFEST 2015 (Feature Film Section, Marburg, Germany)July 19, 2015
  • 9th GOLDEN ANTEATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Special Program, Poland)November 20, 2015
  • WARSAW SHORT FRAMING (Screening, Warsaw, Poland)September 29, 2016
  • CINEMA ON THE CORNER (Off on the Corner Screening, Warsaw, Poland)January 27, 2017

Crew

Director
Johannes Rosenstein
Screenplay
Johannes Rosenstein
Producer
Tobias Pollok
Director Of Phtotography
Thomas Beckmann
Editor
Mario Hirasaka
Sound
Lorenz Kainz
Sound-Design
Mars13audio, Maik Siegle, Peter Riegel
Sound-Mix
Gerhard Auer
Music
Florian Bald, Hannes Huefken

Details

Running Time
30:00
Shooting Format
HD (Sony C300, RED epic, Canon 7D, GoPro), SD (Video8)
Screening Format
XDCAM, HDcam SR, DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
16:9

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 & CO-PRODUCTION

University of Television and Film Munich
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1
80333 Munich, Germany

Festival Contact:
Margot Freisinger