Der Besuch

A Film by Christian Werner

Synopsis

THE VISIT
Klaus (60) works voluntary as a Santa Claus in a shopping mall. After an exhausting day, he considers to hang up his job. But then, he gets a call from the children’s intensive care unit.

Director

  • Picture of Christian Werner © Christian Werner

    Christian Werner

    Born in East Germany, Christian worked as AD for commercials in Brazil after his studies in visual communication at the Bauhaus Weimar. Since 2005 he has made several short films, both fiction and documentary. In 2007 he began his studies in film directing at the well-known Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg. His middle length film "Monika" was shown at several festivals such as tiff. New Wave, Olhar de Cinema, Cine Jeune and won multiple awards in Germany. 2010 he took part at the UCLA Masterclass in LA and at the Berlinale Talent Campus. He graduated with the feature film "Foreign Body", which brought him recognition and awards (Grand Prix Sakhalin, Russia, Grand Prix Sichuan, China, audience award at Max Ophuels Festival) at various international Filmfestivals. Besides commissioned work for TV and commercials he is working on his cinema debut.

Awards + Festivals

  • *AUDIENCE AWARD – LANGE NACHT DES KURZEN FILMS*
    SCHLINGEL INT'L KINDER- & JUGENDFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany) October 3, 2018
  • FILMKUNSTTAGE SACHSEN ANHALT (Official Selection, Germany)October 10, 2018
  • *BEST SHORT FILM - BIBER*
    40th BIBERACHER FILMFESTSPIELE (Official Selection, Biberach, Germany) November 1, 2018
  • FILMZ MAINZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Official Selection, Mainz, Germany)November 6, 2018
  • FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Official Selection, Stuttgart, Germany)December 6, 2018
  • WEIHNACHTSFILMFESTIVAL BERLIN (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)December 21, 2018
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL CHANGING PERSPECTIVES FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)March 6, 2019
  • 20th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Gerrmany)March 20, 2019
  • 16th CONCOURS DE COURTS (Official Selection, Toulouse, France)April 2, 2019
  • 19th BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beverly Hills, USA)April 3, 2019
  • 52nd WORLDFEST-HOUSTON (Official Selection, Houston, TX, USA)April 5, 2019
  • 16th KURZSUECHTIG 2019 - MITTELDEUTSCHES KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Fiction Competition, Leipzig, Germany)April 5, 2019
  • 3rd JAIPUR FILM WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, PinkCity, Jaipur, India)April 5, 2019
  • 1st SANDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA)April 13, 2019
  • 49th ANNUAL USA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dallas, Texas, USA)April 24, 2019
  • 8th JULIEN DUBUQUE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubuque, IA, USA)April 28, 2019
  • 2nd CYPRUS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)May 6, 2019
  • 8th ANNUAL WORKERS UNITE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NYC, USA)May 10, 2019
  • 5th NASSAU FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Princeton, NJ, USA)May 18, 2019
  • 51st FOTOGRAMMA D'ORO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Messina, ME, Italy)May 22, 2019
  • 29th GOLDEN KNIGHT - INT’L ORTHODOX FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sevastopol, Russia)May 22, 2019
  • 47th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Weyregg, Austria)June 8, 2019
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (DEUTSCHEN FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: 'BESONDERS WERTVOLL’

Trailer

Crew

Director
Christian Werner
Screenplay
Michael Knoll
Producer
Tradewind Pictures GmbH, Thomas Springer, Talin Özbalik, Simon Albin, Christian Werner
Director of Photography
Christian Trieloff
Production Design
Lisa Kumpf
Costume Design
Anne Gorke
Sound
Marc Meusinger
Editor
Sebastian Bonde
Sound Design
Maximlian Pongratz
Composer
Mario Schneider

Cast

Klaus Myra
Matthias Brenner
Clara
Helena Pieske
Claras father
Peter Schneider
Marie Myra
Cornelia Heise

Details

Running Time
15:00 min
Shooting Format
2,5K, Alexa Mini
Screening Format
DCP, ProRes, BlueRay, DVD, .mov, mp4
Aspect Ratio
2:1
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

Christian Werner
www.acamara.com
chriwer@gmx.de
https://www.facebook.com/christian.werner.3150807

PRODUCTION

Tradewind Pictures,
Hohenzollernring 16-18,
50672 Köln, Germany

+49 (0) 221 - 91 25 610

www.tradewind-pictures.de