Die Tochter

A Film by Mascha Schilinski

Synopsis

DARK BLUE GIRL

After Jimmy and Hannah finally find a buyer for their holiday home on the Greek volcano island Santorini, the ex-couple returns to the place where they broke up two years ago. In tow: Their seven-year-old daughter Luca, for whose love the parents compete. Hardly arrived on the island, old tensions and conflicts appear despite every effort to make it right. Above all it is Hannah who is jealous of the close father-daughter-relation, which exclusivity she is not able to reach. But the upcoming sale of the house triggers something in Jimmy as well: the irrefutable end of his former dream to have a normal future as a family. Ripped out of the daily life in Berlin, something unexpected happens: Hannah and Jimmy fall in love again. Carefully, they start a new try as a couple. Out of all things it is their daughter Luca, who risks everything to prevent that from happening. Luca reacts jealous to the unusual situation and feels like she’s being pushed off of the throne. To Luca, her own mother turns into a rival that wants to take her father away from her. Within the scenery of an idyllic island, a profoundly evil power struggle for the family crown develops. Frighteningly calculative, Luca pursues her target to sabotage the reunion of her parents. In deep shock, Jimmy and Hannah realise how deep the perfidious role reversal has been stalled in their family system over the years: Luca is the queen on her father’s side and not ready to give up her position as the secret head of the family. With childish cleverness, Luca plays off both her mother and father and exposes her parents as needy children, at the mercy of their own daughter.

Director

  • Picture of Mascha Schilinski © Manuela Clemens

    Mascha Schilinski

    French-German director and writer Mascha Schilinski was born in 1984 in Berlin. She gained her first experiences in the film industry as a child actress for film and TV productions. Throughout her school years she did several internships in different departments of the industry and worked as a kids and teens casting agent for the agency “Gesichter” in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Mascha also travelled through Europe for a couple of years, wrote short stories and worked as a magician and fire-eater in a travelling circus in Italy. In 2008 she completed a screenplay masterclass at Filmschule Hamburg. In the following years she worked as a writer and storyliner for film productions and TV series and commuted between Berlin, Paris and Lyon. In 2012 she started studying Fiction Direction at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. She developed her award-winning medium-length film “THE CAT” (original title “DIE KATZE”) in year two.
    “DARK BLUE GIRL” (original title “DIE TOCHTER”) is her feature film debut, which was developed in her third academic year. The film was premiered at Berlinale film festival in 2017 (section “Perspective”) where it was nominated for the GWFF Best First Feature Award. It was followed by the international premiere at the renowned Los Angeles Film Festival 2017. Since then the film’s been shown at festivals worldwide and has been awarded internationally multiple times. “DARK BLUE GIRL” is coming to selected cinemas on May 2018 (distribution: missingFILMs).
    Mascha Schilinski works and lives in Berlin and is currently writing on the final year project for her diploma.

Awards + Festivals

  • *NOMINATION BEST FIRST FEATURE AWARD*
    67th BERLINALE – PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 18, 2017
  • *WINNER FLYING OX / GRAND JURY PRIZE* *BEST MUSIC AND SOUNDDESIGN*
    27th FILMKUNSTFEST MV (Feature Film Competition, Schwerin, Germany)May 4, 2017
  • LA FILM FESTIVAL (World Fiction Competition, LA, USA)May 9, 2017
  • *BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURE FILM (KARSTEN ANTONIO MIELKE)*
    12th CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "GOLDEN APHRODITE" PAPHOS (Feature Film Competition, Cyprus) June 14, 2017
  • 11th FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL (Sektion „Perspektive Junges Kino“, Gilching, Germany)August 2, 2017
  • 2nd PANAMA CANAL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá)August 17, 2017
  • PLUK DE NACHT OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Amsterdam, Netherlands)August 22, 2017
  • *BEST FEATURE FILM THEME "CHILDHOOD"*
    3rd FICABC - ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barranquilla, Colombia)August 30, 2017
  • 13th AHRENSHOOPER FILMNÄCHTE (Feature Film Competition, Germany)September 6, 2017
  • 10th ARIZONA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tucson, AZ, USA)September 15, 2017
  • 8th JAGRAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 18, 2017
  • 25th RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Discovery Section, London, UK)September 20, 2017
  • AMUR AUTUMN September 30, 2017
  • 3rd BANGKOK THAI INT'L FILM FESTIVAL October 15, 2017
  • *NOMINATION GERMAN / FRENCH „KINEMA“-AWARD*
    31st BRAUNSCHWEIG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)October 17, 2017
  • 4th PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 24, 2017
  • *BEST ACTOR FEATURE FILM: KARSTEN MIELKE*
    6th EVOLUTION MALLORCA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (EMIFF) (Official Selection, Palma de Mallorca, SpainOctober 26, 2017
  • 41st SAO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (New Directors Competition, Sao Paulo, Brasil)October 31, 2017
  • 13th FILMFESTIVAL AUGENBLICK (Feature Film Competition, Elsass, France)November 8, 2017
  • *GRAND JURY PRIZE - BEST FICTION FEATURE* *AGLET AWARD - FICTION FEATURE*
    11th ANNUAL RED ROCK FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET (Official Selection, Cedar City, Utah, USA)November 11, 2017
  • *FOUNDER’S AWARD WINNER*
    NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARD (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • *BEST FEATURE*
    LONDON LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)December 5, 2017
  • STEAM HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Avenal, CA, USA)December 8, 2017
  • *NOMINATION FOR BEST FEATURE LIVE ACTION NARRATIVE*
    LIFT-OFF SEASON AWARDS (Pinewood Studios, UK)January 12, 2018
  • 39th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Official Selection, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 22, 2018
  • SNOWDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Official selection, Landsberg, am Lech, Germany)January 27, 2018
  • 8th BERLIN LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 9, 2018
  • 3rd FESTMEDALLO - FESTIVAL INT'L DE CINE DE MEDELLIN (Official Selection, Medellin, Colombia)February 17, 2018
  • BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - BIFF Year ‘Round (Official Selection, Beloit, WI, USA)February 23, 2018
  • 13th VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN FILM FESTIVAL - VIWIFF (Opening Film, Competition, Vancouver, Canada)March 6, 2018
  • 8th FEMCINE 2018 (Official Selection, Santiago, Chile )March 20, 2018
  • FARGO FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Downtown Fargo, North Dakota, USA)March 20, 2018
  • WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION VANCOUVER (Best Of The Fest On The Shore, Vancouver, Canada)March 24, 2018
  • *2nd AUDIENCE AWARD* *FUNDING PRIZE*
    41st GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Selb, Germany)April 5, 2018
  • *BEST RISING STAR ACTRESS NOMINEE*
    51st WORLDFEST-HOUSTON (Official Selection, Houston, USA)April 20, 2018
  • 7th CHILDREN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bursa, Turkey)May 3, 2018
  • 3rd NORWICH RADICAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, Netherlands)May 23, 2018
  • 9th NEW HOPE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA)July 20, 2018
  • 6th TORINO UNDERGROUND CINEFEST (Official Selection, Turin, Italy)March 24, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Screenplay
Mascha Schilinski
Producer
Anne Schmidt, Ruben Steingrüber
Director
Mascha Schilinski
Director of Photography
Fabian Gamper
Art Direction
Madeleine Schleich
Costume Design
Teresa Johanna Maria Grosser
Sound
Claudio Demel & Bernhard Köpke
Editor
Svenja Baumgärtner
Sound Design
Claudio Demel
Music / Soundtrack
AnnaGemina

Details

Running Time
103:26 min.
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,39 (Cinemascope)
Sound
Dolby 5.1
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DISTRIBUTION GERMANY

missingFILMs
Boxhagener Str. 18
10245 Berlin
+49 - (0)30 - 28 36 530
verleih@missingfilms.de
www.missingfilms.de

FILM SCHOOL

FILMAKADEMIE BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG GMBH
Akademiehof 10
71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany

IN COOPERATION WITH

Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11
14482 Potsdam, Germany

info@filmuniversitaet.de
http://www.filmuniversitaet.de/

PRODUCERS

Ruben Steingrüber
+49 (0) 176 41 441 986
rsteingrueber@gmail.com

Anne Schmidt
anneschmidt22@gmail.com

DIRECTOR

Mascha Schilinski
+49 176 321 63 954
mascha.schilinski@googlemail.com