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A Film by Martin-Christopher Bode

Synopsis

When Helga Landowsky discovers the broken jug in an antiques store near the German/Polish border, she wants to have it at any cost. But the old lady has reckoned without Jakub Lato. Because the antiquarian does’t want to trade his ware for money. In exchange for the jug, he wants Helga to tell him a story. And a story she can tell. It’s an experience from the second world war. A story about pain and loss. And while Helga is still narrating, she and Jakub begin to realize that both their lives are wondrously interwoven. And that they are now, almost 70 years later, telling the story’s last chapter together. Because only this way, the story can finally become a good story.

Director

  • Picture of Martin-Christopher Bode © Martin-Christopher Bode

    Martin-Christopher Bode

    After completing his degree in film studies at the Mallorca Film Academy and screenwriting in Berlin, Martin-Christopher Bode has worked on several international film sets. „A Good Story“ ist his short film debut.

Awards + Festivals

  • SHORT FILM CORNER 2013 – CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (France)May 15, 2013
  • 17th LA SHORTS FEST (Int’l Competition, USA)September 9, 2013
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT* *BEST OF THE FEST*
    RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, UK)October 5, 2013
  • 47th HOF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Germany)October 22, 2013
  • TORONTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Canada)November 7, 2013
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    18th BERLIN & BEYOND FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, USA)January 1, 2014
  • CA’ FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 4 (aug&ohr program, Venice, Italy)March 19, 2014
  • NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, USA)April 17, 2014
  • 15th NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 24, 2014
  • 9th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA)May 1, 2014
  • 15th CORTI DA SOGNI FESTIVAL (European Award Finalist, Italy)May 14, 2014
  • Lenzing Award in Gold
    FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2014 (Official Selection, Austria)June 6, 2014
  • 17th SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short film Competition, China)June 14, 2014
  • 42nd HUESCA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Spain)June 16, 2014
  • 12th SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Inter’l Competition, Italy)July 9, 2014
  • 11th GOLDEN APRICOT YEVERAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Armenia)July 13, 2014
  • 11th INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)July 17, 2014
  • 2nd ARIANO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)July 31, 2014
  • FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (RIIFF) (Official Selection, USA)August 5, 2014
  • AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Denmark) August 23, 2014
  • 19th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)August 28, 2014
  • 10th BUDAPEST SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – BUSHO (Int’l Competition, Hungary)September 2, 2014
  • KUNSTGRIFF ROLLE 2014 – DITHMARSCHER KURZFILMFEST (Competition, Germany)September 14, 2014
  • FLOßKINO NR°14 (Screening, Berlin, Germany)September 18, 2014
  • ROMA CRETIVE CONTEST – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)September 19, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 20, 2014
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD* *SPECIAL MENTION*
    11th NAOUSSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greece)September 25, 2014
  • 12th FESTIVAL DE CINE SOLIDARIO DE GUADALAJARA (Official Selection, Spain)September 30, 2014
  • 20.GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 20, 2014
  • 7th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Competition, Germany)October 1, 2014
  • 2nd WEST NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norway)October 16, 2014
  • 13th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Short Film Contest, Italy)October 23, 2014
  • HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL BARCELONA / NYC / PARIS (Official Selection, Spain, USA, France)October 27, 2014
  • 12th WARSAW JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poland)November 3, 2014
  • SCENECS INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Netherlands)November 4, 2014
  • THE OJAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)November 6, 2014
  • *BEST DRAMA*
    4th AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, York, UK)November 6, 2014
  • 31st VIDEO/FILM TAGE KOBLENZ (Competition, Germany)November 7, 2014
  • 1st GOLDEN ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)November 7, 2014
  • 11th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES FENACO PERÚ 2014 (Official Selection, Cusco, Perú)November 12, 2014
  • ROSHD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tehran, Iran)November 14, 2014
  • *LIGHT IN MOTION AWARD – BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM*
    27th FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL (Competition: „Light in Motion Awards for Best Short Film“, Ireland)November 19, 2014
  • 13th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES „ALMERÍA EN CORTO“ (Int’l Competition, Spain)December 2, 2014
  • 16th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE - STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • 11th TALCA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chile)January 6, 2015
  • 3rd CHENNAI INT’L DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)January 25, 2015
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM*
    15th ATLANTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)January 28, 2015
  • 7th JAIPUR INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, India)February 1, 2015
  • 25th SAN DIEGO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (SDJFF short films program, USA)February 5, 2015
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • *BEST SHORT FICTION FILM AWARD* *CISFF BHIMSIGH MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST EDITING*
    2nd CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Opening Film, Competition, India) February 16, 2015
  • 5th BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA)February 20, 2015
  • 5th FESTIVAL INT’L DU COURT METRAGE DE TIZNIT (Official Selection, USA)March 1, 2015
  • NW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, Shortlisted, Canada)March 1, 2015
  • 3rd JEWISH FILM AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL OF LISBON (Official Selection, Portugal)March 4, 2015
  • *EMERGING ARTIST AWARD*
    TAOS SHORTZ FILM FEST (Official Selection, New Mexico, USA)March 19, 2015
  • ATLANTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD SCREENING (Screening, USA)March 22, 2015
  • CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 23, 2015
  • SHORTCUTZ LISBON (Screening, Lisbon, Portugal)March 23, 2015
  • *3rd PLACE IN INT’L CATEGORY*
    9th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (Official Selection, India)March 25, 2015
  • 20th PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)March 26, 2015
  • 24th DAKINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Bucharest, Romania)March 26, 2015
  • 33rd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF URUGUAY (Official Selection, Uruguay)April 1, 2015
  • *BEST SHORT*
    12th NEIßE-FILMFESTIVAL 2015 (Competition, Germany)May 5, 2015
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    6th HYART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)June 18, 2015
  • 16th ShorTS - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Maremetraggio Section, Italy)July 10, 2015
  • 8th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)September 12, 2015
  • 11th PRAGUE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Czech Republic)January 20, 2016
  • JEWISH FILM SERIES (Screening Event, Adolf & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center, FL, USA)March 13, 2016
  • FLICKERS’ ROVING EYE INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Spring Edition, Official Selection, USA)April 10, 2016
  • 3rd THE KEHILLAH OF CHESTER COUNTRY - SUMMER SHORTS (Official Selection, Philadelphia, USA)July 30, 2016
  • SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'RECOMMENDED'
    GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW

Crew

Director
Martin-Christopher Bode
Screenplay
Michael Seidel
Producer
Alexandra Prochazka, Daniel Philipp
Director Of Photography
Christopher Doyle
Editor
Peter Kirschbaum
Sound
Christian Bornkessel
Sound-Design
Jan Blömeke, Jonathan Pauli
Music
Manfred Mildenberger

Details

Running Time
20:00
Shooting Format
35mm
Screening Format
HDCam, DCP, DVD, BluRay
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Media Boutique Munich
Bavariafilmplatz 7
82031 Grünwald, Germany

ap@mediaboutiquemunich.com

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Panda Pictures GmbH
Steinstr. 39
81667 München, Germany

mail@pandapictures.de
+49 (0) 89-32657495

CO-PRODUCTION

Bayrischer Rundfunk BR