Die Bewegung Der Sterne

A Film by Jan Prazak

Synopsis

THE MOTION OF STARS
“Awe sets the star’s face aglow
Stars are like humanity
Since always and for eternity
Only they do not know.”

Eight-year-old Lena is fascinated by space; her favorite book describes the secret connection between people and stars. As a solar eclipse nears, her father takes her to watch the event. The true meaning of the lines from Lena’s book becomes clear when the rare spectacle of nature changes the lives of father and daughter forever.

Director

  • Picture of Jan Prazak © Maya Holliss

    Jan Prazak

    Jan Prazak, born in 1991, grew up in Vienna. He won the „Verdrängen, Vergessen, Verzeihen“ literature prize. His text „Der Mann aus der Zukunft“ was then performed at the „Theater in der Josefstadt“ with Karl Markovics in the leading part. He studied German Studies and went on to study directing at the Film Academy Vienna in 2013, under the lead of Michael Haneke. His short flms have been shown at numerous international festivals, such as the Tribeca Film Festival and the Max Ophüls Preis.

Awards + Festivals

  • 39th MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Official Selection, World Premiere, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 22, 2018
  • 23rd DIAGONALE (Official Selection, Austrian Premiere, Graz, Austria)March 13, 2018
  • 17th TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, North American Premiere, New York, USA)April 18, 2018
  • 24th PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST (Official Selection, Palm Springs, USA)June 19, 2018
  • 36th RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selction, Providence, USA)August 7, 2018
  • 14th MONTERRY INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Monterrey, Mexico)August 16, 2018
  • 32nd LEEDS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Leeds, UK)November 1, 2018
  • 27th ST. LOUIS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection,St. Louis, USA)November 1, 2018
  • 20th LANDSHUT KURZFILM FESTIAVL (Official Selection, Landshut, Germany)March 20, 2019
  • 42nd CLEVELAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cleveland, USA)April 4, 2019
  • 11th FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cork, Ireland)May 22, 2019
  • 45th SEATTLE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Seattle, USA)May 23, 2019
  • 4th PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paphos, Cyprus)June 21, 2019
  • FAN CHILE - AUDIOVISUAL FESTIVAL FOR KIDS (Official Selection, Santiago de Chile, Chile)September 10, 2019
  • 3rd BOLTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bolton, UK)October 1, 2019
  • AUDIENCE COMPETITION AUSTRIAN FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)October 4, 2019
  • 24th SCHLINGEL - INT'L FILMFESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND SMALL AUDIENCE (Official Selection, Chemnitz, Germany)October 7, 2019
  • AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Trimstein, Switzerland)November 15, 2019
  • 1st THE HAGUE GLOBAL CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, The Hague, The Netherlands)November 15, 2019
  • AFSAD 3rd INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ankara, Turkey)December 13, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Jan Prazak
Screenplay
Jan Prazak
Producer
Clara Bacher
Director of Photography
Patrick Wally
Art Direction
Clemens Ritschka
Sound
Markus Wittershagen
Editor
Barbara Seidler
Sound Design
Johannes Schellhorn

Cast

Father
Ulrich Reinthaller
Daughter
Lena Madsen
Aaron Friesz
Vivienne Causemann
Martina Spitzer

Details

Running Time
13:08 min
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
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

FILM SCHOOL

Filmakademie Wien
Metternichgasse 12
1030 Vienna, Austria

wintersteiger@mdw.ac.at

DIRECTOR

Jan Prazak

+43 699 17273854
jpz@gmx.at