Ihr Sohn

A Film by Katharina Woll

Synopsis

HER SON

Gregor is a musician and dreamer. He likes his life – as long as he doesn’t have to explain himself to his mother Irène. Long ago he gave up hope of being more than a less well-off son for the successful gallerist one day. A radical deterioration of Irène’s health status is forcing Gregor to leave his mother’s shadow and jump over his own.

Director

  • Picture of Katharina Woll © Katharina Woll

    Katharina Woll

    Katharina Woll was born 1984 in Munich. After her A-levels she lived in Quito, Ecuador for a few months, assisting the German documentary filmmaker Sigmund Thies. From 2004-2009 she studied Film and Theater Studies at the Friedrich- Alexander- University Erlangen, Ludwigs-Maximilian University Munich and the University of Buenos Aires. During her studies she worked for the Munich film production company DENKmal Film GmbH. She also worked for Perfect Shot Films Berlin as assistant director for "Knistern der Zeit – Christoph Schlingensief and his opera village". In addition, she interned with Armin Petras at the Thalia Theater Hamburg and with René Pollesch at the Munich Kammerspiele. Since 2010 she has been studying Film Directing at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. Recently she has directed various shorts and exercises.

Awards + Festivals

  • 39th MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (46th STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Competition, Canada)September 2, 2015
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL OF BEIJING FILM ACADEMY (Official Selection, China)October 18, 2015
  • 49th HOF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)October 20, 2015
  • 26th KINOFEST LÜNEN – FESTIVAL FÜR DEUTSCHE FILME (Competition, Germany)November 12, 2015
  • 38th POITIERS FILM FESTIVAL (German School Focus, France)November 27, 2015
  • 4th WERKSCHAU (Screening, Filmkunst 66, Berlin, Germany)December 8, 2015
  • 5th BEIJING INT’L MICRO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, China) December 19, 2015
  • 20th BERLIN BEYOND FILM FESTIVAL (Shorts Program, San Francisco, USA)January 16, 2016
  • 38th CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, France)February 5, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • 11th SOIRÉE ALLEMANDE (Short Film Programme, Salle Georges Conchon, Clermont-Ferrand, France)February 8, 2016
  • 17th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST “KONTRAST” (Competition, Germany)February 26, 2016
  • 12th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Non-competitive section ’Perspective’, Turkey)March 7, 2016
  • 20th REGARD FESTIVAL (Short Film Market’s videolibrary, Canada)March 16, 2016
  • KINO!2016 – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN FILMS IN NEW YORK (SHORT EXPORT, Cinema Village, NY, USA)April 12, 2016
  • ISHORTS (Screening, Prague, Bio Oko, Czech Republic)April 13, 2016
  • KINO!2016 – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN FILMS IN NEW YORK (SHORT EXPORT, Cinema Village, NY, USA)April 14, 2016
  • ISHORTS (Screening, Ostrava, Studio Karel, Czech Republic)April 19, 2016
  • ISHORTS (Screening, Trnava, DKP Berliner, Slovakia)November 19, 2016
  • ISHORTS (Screening, Zlin, Golden Apple Cinema, Czech Republic)April 20, 2016
  • ISHORTS (Screening, Jablonec nad Nisou, Kino Junior, Czech Republic)April 20, 2016
  • ISHORTS (Screening, Olomouc, Premiere Cinema, Czech Republic)April 20, 2016
  • ISHORTS (Screening, Bratislava, Kino Film Europe, Slovakia)April 20, 2016
  • 18th ISMAILIA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Egypt)April 20, 2016
  • 18th INTERNATIONAL COMICSALON NAPOLI COMICON (SHORT EXPORT, Italy)April 22, 2016
  • ISHORTS (Screening, Brno, Kino Art, Czech Republic)April 27, 2016
  • 5th FESTIVAL LE COURT NOUS TIENT (Official Selection, France)April 30, 2016
  • SCREENING IN GOETHE INSTITUT STRAßBOURG (Screening SHORT EXPORT, France)June 2, 2016
  • 10th WENDLAND SHORTS (Official Selection, Germany)June 17, 2016
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Frankfurt a.M., Germany)July 29, 2016
  • 4th INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OPEN PLACE 2016 (Official Selection, Rezekne, Latvia)August 16, 2016
  • 5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)September 5, 2016
  • 9th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Naperville, Illinois, USA)September 10, 2016
  • *SPECIAL MENTION IN FICTION CATEGORY*
    3rd FIRST STEP FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)September 14, 2016
  • 2nd HARRISBURG-HERSHEY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Harrisburg, PA, USA)September 15, 2016
  • 36th THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ”AUTUMN IN VORONET” (Official Selection, Romania)October 14, 2016
  • 11th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, FL, USA)October 19, 2016
  • LVIV INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL SCREENING (Selection of German short films, Lviv, Ukraine)October 20, 2016
  • 6th CHACUN SON COURT (Official Selection, Strasbourg, France)October 21, 2016
  • SHORT EXPORT – MADE IN GERMANY UKRAINE TOUR (Screening, Tscherniwzi, Ukraine)October 22, 2016
  • 12th EARLY BIRD - INT'L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 1, 2016
  • 14th KALPANIRJHAR INT’L SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Short Export - Made in Germany, Kolkata, India)November 1, 2016
  • SHORT EXPORT AT 17th INT’L IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Izmir, Turkey)November 1, 2016
  • SHORT EXPORT AT YAOUNDÉ TOUT COURT (Screening, Yaoundé, Cameroon)November 2, 2016
  • SHORT EXPORT – MADE IN GERMANY UKRAINE TOUR (Screening, Odessa, Ukraine)November 4, 2016
  • SHORT EXPORT – MADE IN GERMANY UKRAINE TOUR (Screening, Lwiw,, Ukraine)November 4, 2016
  • SHORT EXPORT AT DEUTSCHE FILMTAGE BUKAREST (Screening, Bukarest, Romania)November 6, 2016
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    SHORTS 16 – TRINATIONALES FILMFESTIVAL OBERRHEIN (Official Selection, Offenburg, Germany)November 8, 2016
  • SHORT EXPORT AT ALCINE FESTIVAL INT’L DE CINE (Screening, Alcalá de Henares, Spain)November 9, 2016
  • SHORT EXPORT – MADE IN GERMANY UKRAINE TOUR (Screening, Charkiw, Ukraine)November 11, 2016
  • 24th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL CAMERIMAGE (Student Etudes Panorama, Toruń, Poland)November 12, 2016
  • KINO SHORT EXPORT MADE IN GERMANY (Screening, Goethe-Institut, Toulouse, Canada)November 15, 2016
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL SHORT & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dhaka, Bangladesh)December 3, 2016
  • FLIMMERZIMMER #32 (Screening, Berlin, Germany)December 8, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 2nd INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA (Official Selection, Island of Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)January 10, 2017
  • 5th BODDINALE (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 9, 2017
  • 4th PASADENA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)March 8, 2017
  • 1st BEST FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)May 19, 2017
  • 1st MusiCanZone FilmFest (Official Selection, Cesena, Italy)May 25, 2017
  • 1st INT'L INDEPENDENT PERMANENT MEMORIES FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)June 8, 2017
  • 1st MUSICANZONE FILMFEST (Official Selection, Cesena, Italy)August 7, 2017
  • 7th FARCUME - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS-METRAGENS DE FARO (Official Selection, Faro, Algarve, Portugal)August 21, 2017
  • SHORT FILM SCREENING SOHO HOUSE BERLIN (Screening, Berlin, Germany)November 1, 2017
  • 4th SHORT-O-RAMA 2018 (Official Selection, Bremen, Germany)March 7, 2018
  • *BEST SOND DESIGN, BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM, HONORABLE MENTION - LEAD ACTRESS*
    THE SOUTH FILM AND ARTS ACADEMY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chile)March 16, 2018
  • 4th SANTA CRUZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz, Argentina)April 27, 2018
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2016“ (AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION)
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (DEUTSCHEN FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: 'BESONDERS WERTVOLL'

Crew

Producer
Markus Kaatsch
Director
Katharina Woll
Screenplay
Florian Plumeyer
Director of Photography
Albrecht von Grünhagen
Editor
Kai Minierski
Sound
Thorsten Broda
Sound-Design
Julian Cropp
Music
Sebastian Cleemann & SDNMT

Details

Running Time
23:00
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP/HDCam/DigiBeta/BluRay/HD/DVD (24fps)  
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1/Stereo

Contact

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