Karlstod

A Film by Mariko Minoguchi

Synopsis

A trout meant to be grilled gets the name Karl and doesn’t end up on the barbecue.

The couple Johann and Helene take an outing into the mountains. However their mood is somewhat dulled because Helene has breast cancer in an advanced stage. Johann tries to distract his wife with awkward cheerfulness but has difficulties hiding his grief and fear of her death. Helene feels misunderstood and begins to withdraw herself.

Director

  • Picture of Mariko Minoguchi © Mariko Minoguchi

    Mariko Minoguchi

    Mariko Minoguchi, half german, half japanese, born 1988 in Munich. She shot her first short film "maybe" at the age of 17. After doing some assistant jobs she shot the short films "love alone“ and "hearts of siblings" which premiered in Rio de Janeiro.

Awards + Festivals

  • 46th HOF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Germany)October 24, 2012
  • EXGROUND FILMFEST (Wiesbaden, Germany) November 20, 2012
  • 24th ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Turkey)November 22, 2012
  • 34th MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Saarbrücken, Germany)January 21, 2013
  • 23rd BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Germany)January 25, 2013
  • 14th LANDSHUTER KURZFILM FESTIVAL (Germany)March 14, 2013
  • 25th FILMFEST DRESDEN (Germany)April 17, 2013
  • FILMFESTIVAL OBERURSEL (Competition, Germany)August 17, 2013
  • QUEST EUROPE 2013 (Int’l Competition, Poland)August 23, 2013
  • BERLIN CINEMA SUMMER PARTY (Berlin, Germany)August 29, 2013
  • AICHI INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Japan)August 31, 2013
  • PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (London, UK)September 1, 2013
  • 3rd ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Open Screening, Germany)September 13, 2013
  • DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Washington DC, USA)September 19, 2013
  • CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Canada)September 19, 2013
  • GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA)September 26, 2013
  • 35th BIBERACHER FILMFESTSPIELE (Competition, Germany)October 30, 2013
  • FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (short film Competition, Mainz, Germany)November 26, 2013
  • 18th BERLIN & BEYOND FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, USA)January 15, 2014
  • 17th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA (Official Selection, Poland)February 18, 2014
  • CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 27, 2014
  • MAUFLIMMERN – DIE MEMMINGER KURZFILMNACHT (Competition, Germany)April 19, 2014
  • *LENZING AWARD IN BRONZE*
    FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2014 (Official Selection, Austria)June 6, 2014
  • NOMINIERUNG BLAUE BLUME AWARD / NOMINATION BLAUE BLUME AWARD (Berlin, Germany)February 14, 2015
  • SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW):December 1, 2013

Crew

Director
Mariko Minoguchi
Screenplay
Mariko Minoguchi
Producer
Trini Götze, Philipp Trauer
Director Of Photography
Martin Noweck
Editor
Benjamin Kaubisch
Sound
Michael Stecher
Music
Alexander Maschke

Details

Running Time
13:40
Shooting Format
Redcode Raw 4,5k
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, HDCam, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

TRIMAPHILM, Goetze und Trauer GbR
Elvirastr. 2 Rgb.
80636 München, Germany
+49 (0)89 2009 1056
info@trimaphilm.de