Children of Spring

A Film by Dusan Solomun

Synopsis

A high-rise roof somewhere in Berlin. From the rooftop you can see the whole city. It is summer. On the roof is a group of refugees from Syria. The depth below reminds them of the depth of the sea. Above them is only sky. On this roof, they feel like they are back on their journey across the Mediterranean – lost on a small rubber boat. They begin to reenact the most dramatic situation they have survived during their flight: crossing the Mediterranean between Turkey and Greece. They try several times but the Turkish Coast Guard prevents them. During an attempt, water begins to swamp the boat – the refugees save themselves by swimming for hours.

Director

  • Picture of Dusan Solomun © Dusan Solomun

    Dusan Solomun

    Dusan Solomun was born in Belgrade, in Serbia and at a young age he moved with his family to Berlin, Germany, and was raised there. In 2006 he started studying at the FH Dortmund, major in film and television camera with a speciality in the subject of documentary. During his studies he made the film "5 minutes to 12” and the film "Bruckhausen – Souls in Universe" which participated at festivals Europe-wide. During his exchange year at the Bezalel Arts Academy in Jerusalem, he made his graduation film "Lod on the Map!", a documentary about 4 young musicians who live in Lod, a poor city in Israel. The movie was released 2012 at the Israel Film Festival Berlin. Since 2015, Solomun is working on various film and theater workshops with refugees from Syria.

Awards + Festivals

  • BELDOCS INT'L DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Serbian Programme, Belgrad, Serbia)May 8, 2019
  • 17th ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ischia, Italy)June 29, 2019
  • *AWARD FOR BEST EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE*
    5th CONCEPCIÓN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Concepción, Bío Bío, Chile)August 6, 2019
  • 8th SLUM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nairobi, Kenya)August 23, 2019
  • 13th BUFFALO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)October 10, 2019
  • 4th FECIS - SALTO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salto, Uruguay)October 14, 2019
  • 29th FILM FESTIVAL COTTBUS (Special Program, Cottbus, Deutschland)November 5, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Dusan Solomun
Screenplay
Dusan Solomun, Dellair Youssef, Ahmad Alkurdi
Producer
Dusan Solomun
Director of Photography
Tilo Hauke
Art Direction
Muhanad Hariri
Costume Design
Jana Donis
Sound
Oscar Stiebitz
Editor
Jan Bihl
Sound Design
Oscar Stiebitz
Music
Emre Turkmeen

Cast

Ahmad
Ahmad Alkurdi
Yazan
Yazan Melhem
Dellair
Dellair Youssef
Myriam
Myriam Belhaj
Ahmed
Ahmed Roubied

Details

Running Time
42:49 min
Shooting Format
Full HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Dusan Solomun

+49 157 74885135

solomundullex@gmail.com
dsolomun@hotmail.com
www.ohnegepaeck.com/

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