Handarbeit

A Film by Marie-Amélie Steul

Synopsis

COVER UP
In the name of faith and good morals, conservative head censor Ibrahim dutifully blackens naked female bodies on magazines with a pen. A tough job he despises with a passion. His joyful colleague Waleed however, couldn’t have asked for a better occupation. When Waleed comes in with the newest batch of magazines, chaos is inevitable: unbeknownst to Ibrahim, his own daughter seems to have embarked on a bikini model career. Her photo on a fashion magazine cover will irreversibly destroy his reputation. A race against the clock begins to make the magazine disappear without Ibrahim finding out. Will Waleed succeed in hiding it from his hot-headed boss?

Director

  • Picture of Marie-Amélie Steul © Marie-Amélie Steul

    Marie-Amélie Steul

    Born in Athens in 1986. Growing up in Greece, Germany, Switzerland and France, she spent her childhood absorbing a multitude of different cultural influences. After completing a BA in Applied Foreign Languages in 2007 she went to study film production at the prestigious University of Television and Film Munich. She graduated in 2012 after having produced several short films. Her graduation film DIE LETZTE GRENZE (The Last Border) won several awards and was longlisted for the Best Short Fiction at the Academy Awards 2014. Since graduation she has been working as an assistant director. HANDARBEIT is her directorial debut. She is currently working on the script of the feature film version.

Awards + Festivals

  • 42nd GRENZLAND FILMTAGE SELB (Official Selection, World Premiere, Selb, Germany)April 26, 2019
  • 47th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 8, 2019
  • *1st PRIZE*
    26th RÜSSELSHEIMER FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Rüsselsheim, Germany)June 15, 2019
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT 2019 (Official Selection, Höchst, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany)June 17, 2019
  • 4th PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paphos, Cyprus)June 21, 2019
  • 2nd INDY SHORTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Indianapolis, IN, USA)July 25, 2019
  • 11th MALTA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Valetta, Malta)August 1, 2019
  • 43rd OPEN-AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)August 8, 2019
  • 13th FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)September 4, 2019
  • 7th CORTO HELVETICO AL FEMMINILE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ticino, Switzerland)September 27, 2019
  • 7th MARBELLA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Marbella, Spain)October 3, 2019
  • 16th SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Forlì, Italy)October 4, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Marie-Amélie Steul
Screenplay
Marie-Amélie Steul
Producer
Marie-Amélie Steul
Co-Producer
Patricia Mestanza Niemi
Director of Photography
Jakob Seeman
Art Direction
Ludwig Schlepegrell
Costume Design
Evelyn Carhuas Luna
Sound
Felix Seitz, Andreas Otto
Editor
Patricia Mestanza Niemi
Sound Design
Woepf Lechenmayr
Music
Jörg M. Pfeil, Siggi Mueller

Cast

Ibrahim / Abu Tallal
Husam Chadat
Waleed / Abu Abdallah
Mohamed Al Rashi
Muznah
Özge Delioglan

Details

Running Time
13:32 min
Shooting Format
digital (Alexa Amira)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
5.1
Website

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

Marie-Amélie Steul

+49 163 7764741
maxrockatansky77@yahoo.de