Heart says explode

A Film by Johannes Fritsche
and Adrian Scholz

Synopsis

The young musician Finn is stumbling between the longing for conventional fulfilment and the discomfort of understanding, that it‘s hard to get along in a niche without any bourgeois conventions. How can he find an alternative draft for his life, that won‘t lead him in a stuck up, middle class life?

His heart says: explode! – but what for?

The countless possibilities of his generation are both: a blessing and a curse. There are no limits, no repression, no “real” conflicts. Sympathy is lurking everywhere, and so is the fear to make wrong decisions. Be it concerning work, love or how to live ones life. Finn is fascinated by the dedication and passion of his Arabic contemporaries, aiming for one goal: freedom, as the only property in a torn society.

But what if this fight is already won?

Director

  • Picture of Johannes Fritsche © Johannes Fritsche

    Johannes Fritsche

    Geb.1981 2002 Abitur 2005 Digital Film Making Diploma, SAE Institut Berlin lebt und arbeitet seit 2005 in Berlin, Dortmund

  • Picture of Adrian Scholz © Adrian Scholz

    Adrian Scholz

    Adrian was born 1979 in Prenzlau, Germany. At age 12 he moved to Paderborn, where he finished school with an high-school diploma in the year 1999. Afterwards he studied sociology at the University of Bielefeld, witch he abandoned successfully in 2005. Since 2004 he‘s living and working as a freelance in Berlin. He is a co-founder of cake&coffee records, as well as _FILM.

Awards + Festivals

  • ACHTUNG BERLIN 2012 NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD (Germany Premiere) (Berlin, Germany)April 22, 2012
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2013 (Int’l Competition)March 10, 2013
  • INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Turkey)May 14, 2013
  • MEDIENFESTIVAL PLATTFORM:[NO BUDGET]#11 (Tübingen, Germany)June 1, 2013
  • 2nd SNAKE ALLEY FESTIVAL OF FILM (USA)June 6, 2013
  • BERLIN CINEMA SUMMER PARTY (Berlin, Germany)August 29, 2013
  • PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL “VIDEO CAFÉ” (London, UK)September 15, 2013
  • KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE (Competition, Germany)October 20, 2013
  • 14th DU GRAIN A DEMOUDRE (category “Labomatic Films”, France)November 19, 2013
  • AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Denmark) August 23, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 21, 2014
  • 2nd INTERNATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portugal)October 9, 2014
  • 3rd BODDINALE 2015 (Competition, Berlin, Germany)February 5, 2015
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • 9th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (Shortlisted, India)March 25, 2015

Crew

Director
Adrian Scholz, Johannes Fritsche
Screenplay
Adrian Scholz, Johannes Fritsche
Producer
Sabrina Bergamini, _FILM / Hanfgarn&Ufer Filmproduktion
Director Of Photography
Oliver Köppel
Editor
Adrian Scholz, Johannes Fritsche
Sound
York Schönbrunn
Music
Etienne Arras

Details

Running Time
18:53
Shooting Format
HD (Red Cam)
Screening Format
BluRay, DVD
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de