God is the Greatest

A Film by Kai Gero Lenke

Synopsis

The film portrays a moment in the life of Syrian civilians during the ongoing Syrian Civil War. After a woman is shot on a street in Aleppo, her son is in a state of shock. While his mother is bleeding to death, a group of rebels arrive to take out the enemy snipers. But who is taking care of this woman? Not until an unknown young man arrives on the scene is there any hope.

Director

  • Picture of Kai Gero Lenke © Kai Gero Lenke

    Kai Gero Lenke

    Kai Gero Lenke is a director, writer and producer. He was born in Bremen, Germany and began his career as assistant director for the Theater Bremen. At the same time he discovered his passion for writing. As a playwright he received numerous international scholarships and awards. He studied Creative Writing at the renowned German Literature Institute in Leipzig and the Swiss Literature Institute in Bern. His short stories have been published in several literary magazines. As a filmmaker he produced and directed films in Australia, Lebanon, Germany and the US.
    He currently lives in New York City, where he is pursuing an MFA in Directing & Screenwriting at Columbia University.

Awards + Festivals

  • 47th HOF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Germany)October 22, 2013
  • 11th KINOKI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE FILM FESTIVAL (Competition Category: Fiction, Mexico) March 17, 2014
  • CA’ FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 4 (Official Selection, Venice, Italy)March 19, 2014
  • REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Laity Section, Italy)April 7, 2014
  • 6th LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Netherlands)May 1, 2014
  • 13th MOSTRA DE CURTMETRAGES - DR. MABUSE (Official Selection, Spain)May 24, 2014
  • *BEST DIRECTOR*
    1st SAMYAK SHORTFILM & DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)May 30, 2014
  • LENZING AWARD IN GOLD
    FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2014 (Official Selection, Austria)June 6, 2014
  • 11th LEBANESE FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Beirut, Lebanon)June 6, 2014
  • *SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT*
    12th BRESCELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)June 20, 2014
  • WENDLAND SHORTS 2014 (Competition, Germany)June 20, 2014
  • 9th SARDINIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)June 23, 2014
  • 12th SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Inter’l Competition, Italy)July 9, 2014
  • CINEFRINGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, Scotland) July 31, 2014
  • 8th FILM AND ART FESTIVAL TWO RIVERSIDES (Independent Short Film Competition, Poland)August 2, 2014
  • *DIANA IN SILVER*
    26th GOLDEN DIANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Austria)August 18, 2014
  • AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Denmark) August 23, 2014
  • 19th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)August 28, 2014
  • 4th AUTUMN SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)September 15, 2014
  • CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)September 18, 2014
  • 8th KINOFEST INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL (Made in Germany Programme, Bucharest, Romania)September 26, 2014
  • NACHT DER KULTUR IN SCHWEINFURT (Screening, Germany)September 27, 2014
  • 9th CLIPAWARD – INTERNATIONAL LOW & NO BUDGET SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Germany) October 3, 2014
  • ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, USA)October 22, 2014
  • 11th KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE (Official Selection, Germany)October 25, 2014
  • HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL BARCELONA / NYC / PARIS (Official Selection, Spain, USA, France)October 27, 2014
  • 28th INTERNATIONALES FILMFEST BRAUNSCHWEIG (Competition, Germany)November 11, 2014
  • 1th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES FENACO PERÚ 2014 (Official Selection, Cusco, Perú)November 12, 2014
  • 4th INT’L YOUTH FESTIVAL OF SHORT CINEMA AND ANIMATION METERS (Official Selection, Russia)November 29, 2014
  • 5th KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jordan)December 6, 2014
  • 6th FICMEC - FESTIVAL INT’L DU COURT-METRAGE DES ESCOLES DE CINEMA (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)December 8, 2014
  • 14th TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 9, 2015
  • KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gaza)May 12, 2015

Crew

Director
Kai Gero Lenke
Screenplay
Cyril Aris, Kai Gero Lenke
Producer
Cyril Aris, Kai Gero Lenke
Director Of Phtotography
Markus Englmair
Editor
Kai Gero Lenke
Sound
Christoph Kozik, Philipp Schwabe
Music
Paul Tyan

Details

Running Time
11:00
Shooting Format
Red One Camera
Screening Format
DVD, BluRay, DCP
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL & CO-PRODUCTION

Columbia University School Of The Arts
Film Division NYC
2960 Broadway, New York, NY

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Beauty Killed The Beast
Lenke & Weidenhöfer Filmproduktion GbR
Samariterstr. 22
10247 Berlin, Germany

info@beautykilledthebeast.com